Lil' Ian Goodsman

acoustic roots musician


"You're an excellent guitarist in the old style...You certainly compare favourably to the American musicians like Roy Bookbinder, Paul Geremia and Jerry Ricks..." Bruce Iglauer, CEO Alligator Records, Chicago, USA.


"Tonight was amazing with one of the very best acoustic blues players you will ever see - Lil' Ian Goodsman." New Crawdaddy Club, Billericay, Essex, UK


"...blew his audience away with some excellent slide and finger-picking guitar." Java Jive, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand


"You really are the real deal." Terry Iredale, Blues Show, HotFM, Australia


"One of the best country blues player we have heard in years." Gustavo Rosenberg, GoodTime Blues Review, Buenos Aires, Argentina


"...a brilliant blues guitarist." Boat Race, Cambridge, UK


"...maestro of the slide guitar." St. Neot's Folk Festival, UK


"...Kiwi slide guitarist extraordinnaire. Absolutely bown away. Some of the best acoustic blues I have heard" Andy Faulkner, Radio Hauraki Blues Show, New Zealand.


Upcoming Gigs (2024)


As yet, there are no dates fixed for 2024.


Last gigs were in 2023 -


'Gloucester Rhythm and Blues Festival' and 'The Old Riverport Jazz and Blues Festival, St. Ives, Cambs.

Audio Tracks:


'Blues In G' (Lonnie Johnson)

'Watermelon' (Leo Kottke)

'Key To The Highway' (Broonzy)

'Falling Down Blues' (Furry Lewis)