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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
 

Well, they did it! Cherry and her band performed a blindin' set last week at the Royal Albert Hall part of BluesFest to a very appreciative audience that demanded two encores!
Cherry also got to meet and hang out with Mick Taylor and they got to witness Ronnie Wood's soundcheck in the main Hall which was going on minutes before they hit the stage themselves in the Cafe Consort.

Says Cherry, "Wow what a day we had. We all had a total blast and i'd never been to the Albert Hall before so it was pretty special to finally get there and play there too! Not lying, would have loved to have jumped onto that main stage though! One day i'll get on it! Huge thanks to the guys at Live Nation and the BluesFest team for asking us to be a part of this growing festival. Huge thanks to our audience too who stayed with us right through to the end of our set. despite other performances going on. Onwards and upwards!"

Enjoy the montage of pics below, more to see on Cherry's Facebook page right here.

Catch Cherry on tour next week with Bernie Marsden, and she's also playing a one off show with Del Bromham, opening up for Mott The Hoople next Monday at Birmingham Symphony Hall! More details on the gig page.