AN acclaimed Americana musician is set to serenade the Bewdley crowd as he returns to Music in the Hall.

The stateside singer/songwriter Hans Chew along with his band will perform his upbeat blend of Americana, folk and rock at St Georges Hall on Friday July 6.

Hans received a standing ovation three years ago where he first brought a dynamic performance to the Bewdley stage, and will now delight music enthusiasts with songs from his latest album Open Sea.

The Tennessee-born musician takes influence from rock ‘n’ roll greats such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones, to enduring songwriters like Bob Dylan and Leon Russel.

Hans said: “My grandfather sang harmony on Sundays in a little country church quartet and in the evening.

“I’d hear him pickin’ and grinnin’ that “high lonesome sound” of Jimmy Martin and Hank Williams out on the carport with his brothers.

“My mother turned me on to Hendrix and the Stones, but my father listened only to classical music.

“I knew Beethoven’s Fifth before Led Zeppelin’s fourth.”

The singer will be supported on the night by local youth artist Melody Blue, who has previously impressed crowds at Hopfest and Upton Jazz Festival.

Tickets for the concert cost £12 and are available online at or from Hall Café.

Doors open at 7:30pm.