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Cherry on the road

Cherry with Morgan Freeman minutes after coming off stage at his Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Cherry with legendary songwriter Dan Penn hanging out near Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Alabama

Cherry with Steve Cropper after opening up for him and The Animals

Cherry onstage performing at the Silverstone British Grand Prix

Cherry recording at Abbey Road Studios guesting on Bernie Marsden's new record

Cherry hanging out in Nashville before performing at Red Rooster's Writer Night

Cherry & the band recording their BBC Radio 2 session at Maida Vale

Cherry with Bernie Marsden & Paul Jones after performing at Paul's charity gig at Cranleigh Arts Centre

"Great voice Cherry Lee!" Imelda May


Cherry with Aled Jones after coming off stage at Proms in the Park

"Thanks for supporting me, great music..." Albert Lee

"Cherry got the blues, that's why I wrote her name on my hand!..." Seasick Steve

"Real great touring with you Miss Cherry, thank you so much..." Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters Jnr)

"Cherry, you sure can howl girl!" Hanging with Howlin' Wolf's two daughters and niece after performing at Howlin' Wolf Festival in West Point, Mississippi

Backstage with the Walter Trout Band after supporting him on his UK tour

Cherry backstage at Kentish Town Forum after performing onstage with The Quireboys

Onstage with Brad Webb & Blind Mississippi Morris at BB King's on Beale St, Memphis

Onstage at the 2010 Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi

Onstage at the 2010 Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi, band from l-r Grammy-award winning Billy Earheart, David Parker, Kelvin Holly (Little Richard, Pegi Young), Mike Chain, Cherry & Keith Shaddix.

Cherry onstage with her US band at the 2011 Market Street Festival in Columbus, Mississippi.

Backstage with US blues legend Super Chikan at the 2011 Market Street Festival, Columbus Mississippi
 

Sunday 4th May saw Cherry take to the stage at Shepherd's Bush Empire with a host of names from the blues/rock scene to perform at the Walter Trout Benefit Concert. Cherry performed with her good friend Del Bromham from Stray. Check the pics below and Cherry certainly represented for the women on the night, seeing as she was the only one on stage!

 

On stage with Stray, Thanks to Michael Day for this pic

How many muso's can you recognise in this pic?! The last song of the night saw most of the evening's performers join together on stage for a renedition of 'Goin' Down'. Thanks to Heidi Widmer for the pic.

"I was very honoured to be asked to be a part of this special show for the wonderful Walter Trout who is currently waiting on major surgery for a liver transplant," says Cherry. "I have opened up for Walter in the past with my band at various shows and Walter himself has asked me up on stage on odd occasions too. I even partied with him and his band in Memphis once! I want to thank everyone who attended the benefit show and Walt, we're all rootin' for ya buddy! Luv ya!"

Next Monday 26th May, Paul Jones will be playing a track from Cherry's new album on his BBC Radio show, just click the image below to listen from 7pm. Thanks for requesting, don't forget to keep doing so and also send an email to Bob HarrisJools Holland and Cerys Matthews while you're at it!

Don't forget to tune in! Other radio broadcasts as well as magazine reviews/features will be coming out this month so keep your beady eye out.