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SO FAR FOR 2016 ...
(£8 / £9)
May 26, 1957, San
Francisco, California) is an American
known for her sometimes humorous, heartfelt and
sometimes ribald songs. Many of her recordings appear
Records. On her recent albums, she collaborates
with the Australian cellist
Peter Grayling and mandolinist
Born in San
Francisco and raised in Haight-Asbury during the
1960s, Kristina's approach to music and life was
formed by that environment of vital cultural
expression, social activism and diverse musical
1985 Olsen won the New Folk songwriting contest at the
(Texas) Folk Festival
with her song for battered women, 'I'm Keeping This
Life of Mine'
artists as Eric
Coughlan and Mollie
O'Brien have covered and recorded songs by Olsen.
Olsen has also
worked as a session musician on numerous artist's
albums including playing the hammered dulcimer on
Shocked's album 'Short
Sharp Shocked' and touring as Mary Coughlan's
guitarist in 2005.
Olsen has performed
as a multi-instrumentalist in plays for the Mark
Taper Forum in Los
Angeles Music Center.
Olsen is a frequent
contributor to Acoustic
Guitar magazine, writing articles on guitar and
Kristina has been
part of a songwriters' group for over two decades and
has taught songwriting, slide guitar and dance for
musicians at adult music camps from Alaska to NYC to
the UK to Australia for over a dozen years.
(£7 / £8)
Watterson has performed the songs of Jake Thackray at
festivals, concerts, clubs, after dinner venues and –
most specially – to members of Jake’s
songs are exquisitely funny, satirical, incisive,
irreverent, witty and gloriously un-PC – and
sometimes all of these at the same time. Jake was a
one off, his poetry broke the rules yet worked
beautifully. He was a true craftsman of the English
language, and his legacy of scores of songs continues
to delight audiences of all ages today.
appreciation and love of Jake Thackray's music is
obvious to his audience. John’s performance is a
celebration of the man that was Jake Thackray -
his work, his genius and his very essence, an
essence that the new age of music lovers are in danger
of missing out on.
is a talented guitarist and vocalist and has that
engaging quality that makes you want to listen to his
performance. When you wrap these ingredients up in the
songs of Jake Thackray the result is a highly
entertaining, heartfelt tribute to one of the finest
songwriters of the 20th century.
Ellis & Boo Howard
(£7 / £8)
Ellis came down from Liverpool for the London
folk club scene in the 70’s. He released a solo
album on Sonet records, which some consider to be a
classic guitar record of its time and which gave him
national exposure on the Old Grey Whistle Test and In
Dave became a regular at various London
haunts such as the Marquee, the Roundhouse and the
Lyceum and also played some higher profile gigs,
opening for the Edgar Broughton Band at the Rainbow
and Rod Stewart at Reading Festival.
Dave formed his electric band ‘The Reactors’
which incorporated guitar, drums and keyboards
with Boo Howard playing bass and
handling most of the vocals.
The band was
eventually trimmed down and developed into an electric
duo (comprising Dave and Boo) which was renamed ‘Brave
Lucy’, and the pair produced their only electric
album ‘Snaps’ in 1996 under that name
they combined Dave’s intricate guitar work with
Boo’s mellow vocals to create something very
different and entirely new in the folk and acoustic
clubs. Their debut acoustic recording was ‘Maybe
I Might Fall’ in 1999.
The songs are
intelligently constructed, elegantly articulated and
never less than entertaining. The mix is eclectic
(from folk to jazz to blues to bluegrass) but the
songs are at the heart of it all, served by
imaginative and stylish arrangements and by the
singing and playing of two seasoned, wholly in tune
CDs have a classy polished sound - testament to the
pair’s familiarity with the recording process
and of their ability to write and perform at a level
every bit the equal of their major label peers.
live act has now been honed to perfection in the folk
clubs where they have developed a large faithful
following in the south of England.
Admission £1 for everyone.
your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your
favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing
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