Ronnie Wood presented Bobby womack with the Bluesfest Lifetime Achievement award for services to Soul at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Womack aged 69 has had a stormy year. The abulm, "Bravest Man in the Universe," was his biggest success in the USA and the UK since the 1980's. It was produced by Daman Albarn and Richard Russell. Following it's release he was admitted to hospital suffering from cancer of the colon and pneumonia. Doctors feared for his life.
Womack is headlining the Bluesfest miniseason. Het set spans his full catalogue from the 1960's onwards. Other acts in the lineup include Robert Plant, Ronnie Wood, Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall. It opens tonight with Tedeschi Trucks band and lasts for three nights. Daytime sessions priced at £10 for strolling tickets give access to acts such as Dr Feelgood and Georgie Fame.
He has just been confirmed as one of the headine acts at the 21st Annual Celtic Connection Festival in Glasgow on 27th January. The festival runs from the 16th January to 2nd February.
Womack is working on his next album which he hopes will include a guest appearance by Stevie Wonder. Asked if he was going to continue singing and touring despite is illness Womack said he would just keep recording and working.