BOSTON FOLK CLUB 2013 PROGRAMME

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Winter / Spring Season 2013


Monday 14th January

Local singers and musicians night


Monday 11th February

Jed Grimes

"Jed Grimes has a spectacular musical pedigree. He is not only a wonderful songwriter, but also someone with a charismatic quality that shines right through his music. His comfort and maturity stand out a mile: inventive and thoughtful." - Geoff Wall/Folk On Tap.

Jed was a founder member of the North East folk rock band Hedgehog Pie who had a considerable regional and national following in the 70s. After their disbandment Jed went on to form a successful duo with Stewart Hardy and in 2003 he formed a 6 piece band The Hush, who received Radio 2 Folk Award nominations for their album 'Dark To The Sky'. More recently he has toured as a solo performer and has released a highly acclaimed solo CD 'Head On'. After rave reviews and many festival appearances there is a great opportunity to see him performing in the intimate surrounds of Boston Folk Club.

"Versatile, exciting musicianship: roots music with flair and grace!" Rick Kemp, Steeleye Span

For more info visit Jed's website

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Monday 11th March

Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching

Solo tour promoting new album, featuring Tom Kitching playing fiddle.

Gavin is one of England's finest young singers, he tours both as a solo performer and with The Albion Band. An interpreter of tradional song, with a strong, distinctive voice he delivers story songs with emotion and intensity.

Over the past 15 years Gavin has performed with Crucible, Hekety, GloryStrokes and The Grinder's Misfortune Society, as well as guesting with Bellowhead, Taffy Thomas and James Raynard. He has performed at just about every major UK festival and dances with the Grenoside Sword Dancers, one of Britain's oldest traditional dance sides.

Gavin plays guitar, cittern, mandolin, Anglo concertina and clawhammer banjo as well as performing unaccompanied.

His repertoire includes a number of traditional ballads, some of which are seldom heard elsewhere.

Gavin will be joined by Tom Kitching, a very busy musician. Since turning professional fiddle player Tom has played over 700 live performances in 5 years, playing folk clubs and festivals with Gren Bartley, performing with new English trad band Pilgrim's Way and ceilidhs with Albireo.

[Gavin's website] / [Tom's website]


Mon 8 Apr

Between The Lines

Featuring two of Lincolnshire's most talented songwriters Phil Biggs and Mark Addison who have worked together with various acts including Akmed's Camel and Better Late Than Naked. Now playing together in the duo Between The Lines, they are also members of a larger band Crossing The Tracks.

Mark wrote the lyrics, and Phil the music for the 2012 Song For Lincolnshire Competition winning song, the evocative 'Only You Can Go' [listen here]. Both are excellent musicians too, Phil plays guitar, mandola and flute whilst Mark plays bass, mandolin and guitar.

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Monday 13 May

Pete Morton

"not only impressive but a revelation......totally original." ~ The Guardian "

Over the years Pete has appeared at Boston Folk Club many times, if you've witnessed his dynamic and intense live shows or heard songs such as 'Another Train' or 'The Shepherds Song' its easy to see just why he is so popular.

Pete started out busking on the streets of Europe and singing from the heart has entertained audiences all over the globe, with his unique and involving style of song-writing and singing. His songs tell compelling stories and mix humour, politics, love and social comment reflecting modern life and times.

Over the years Pete has released 8 solo albums, the latest the highly acclaimed last album 'Economy', was released in 2011, and included the fabulous rant: 'The Sock on the Line', the much loved 'India', the anthemic 'When we Sing Together' and the 9 minute talkin' blues 'In the days when time was different'. A new album of Pete's songs is due for release in 2013. Some of these songs are likely to feature in his show at Boston.

[website]


Monday 10th June

RPR (Ritchie, Parrish, Ritchie)

Like Bachman Turner Bachman, Ritchie Parrish Ritchie hail from Canada. The Eagle is probably the most intimate venue Steve, Al and Rob will be performing at on their 2013 UnTangled Tour. They rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of the band Tanglefoot, who were hugely popular and appeared both at the Club and in the town many times from the mid 90s until they called time in 2009. Now the powerhouse trio are moving forward from the Tanglefoot days without leaving the high energy and the spirit behind. It's old songs, new songs, borrowed songs...some you will no doubt remember, and some will be new.

[website]


Monday 8th July

Singers Night


Monday 12th August

Singers Night


Autumn Season 2013


Monday 9th September

John Conolly with Rob Van Sante

John is joined by Rob Van Sante for a special night to launch John's new CD 'The Man From Fiddler's Green'. John is a great songwriter in the folk tradition, indeed regarded by many as a traditional song, 'Fiddler's Green' was actually written by John in 1966. It has been sung by Tim Hart & Maddy Prior, The Clancy Brothers and many others. An American artist was heard to say while John was performing it at a Lincolnshire Folk Festival, 'I've heard that traditional song in my local folk club' .. she was so surprised when she found out that she was listening to the actual songwriter performing his own song in a field in Lincolnshire!

John will be joined by the Dutch born guitarist Rob [info] who has worked with Danny Thompson, Tom McConville, Kate Rusby and John McCusker among others, he has also worked as sound engineer for the Battlefield Band for over a decade.

[website]


Monday 14th October

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughy

October's guests at Boston Folk Club are American singer-songwriter Cathryn Craig and vituoso guitarist Brian Willougby. Cathryn, no stranger to Nashville, has worked with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers and Shel Silverstein. Brian is best known for his work with folk/rock band Strawbs but many will have heard his playing without realising, as he has backed Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown and 70s pop act New World. Both Cathryn and Brian have accompanied Nanci Griffith. Since first playing as a duo over ten years ago, they have built up an impressive repertoire of self-penned songs which feature in their live shows, as well as the occasional delightful cover such as 'The Snake'. One of their songs "Alice's Song' written about a young girl with autism was one of Aled Jones' "highlights of the year" on BBC Radio 2.

The duo have recorded a number of albums, their latest being "Real World" and have built up a large following throughout the UK. This is a great opportunity to see two remarkable artists performing locally, all are welcome upstairs at The Eagle pub in Boston on Monday 14th October, music starts at 8:15pm.

[website]


Monday 11th November

Ron Trueman Border

Multi-instrumentalist and talented songwriter Ron Trueman-Border is this month's guest at Boston Folk Club.

His roots are in rhythm and blues, playing in bands, however in recent years Ron has also developed a career as a touring solo acoustic artist. A prolific songwriter he already has fifteen CDs to his credit, including a number of solo albums. When people hear his beautifully crafted songs, which are musical snapshots of life and times, and listen to his highly accomplished musicianship they wonder just why he is not more famous on the national music scene. This coupled with a passion for performing live and an ability to draw his audiences into his excellent songs makes Ron a truly remarkable artist, if you haven't seen him playing yet do treat yourself to a night out at the club which meets upstairs at The Eagle pub near to the railway station in Boston, you won't be disappointed!

Music starts at 8.15pm. Musicians and singers will also have an opportunity to perform floor spots.

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Monday 9th December

The Christmas Party