CATHRYN CRAIG & BRIAN WILLOUGHBY

Tuesday 2nd October 2001

One the most popular acts to appear in our first season as the Heart Of Lincolnshire Club, we are very pleased that Cathryn and Brian have included our little club on their Autumn 2001 tour.

The spectacular combination of Cathryn Craig's exquisite vocals & the stunning acoustic guitar work of Brian Willoughby, long time member of the renowned British band The Strawbs make for a superb evening of original acoustic music.

Nashville's wonderful singer songwriter Cathryn, who also plays guitar, is one of the finest acoustic singer songwriters touring today, she has worked & recorded with Emmylou Harris, Tom Paxton, Micky Newbury as well as featuring on a film soundtrack & TV. Her highly acclaimed debut album 'Porch Songs' which was actually recorded live on her back porch is regarded as a classic in acoustic roots circles, she followed this with an impressive second album simply titled 'Cathyrn Craig'. She established herself on the British music scene in the early 90's performing with country rock musicians Gary Hall & Mark Wilkinson.

Cathryn has teamed up with the skilful acoustic guitarist & songwriter Brian Willoughby. Brian is the lead guitarist with The Strawbs whom he joined in 1978, & he has since thrilled fans with his superb guitar playing.

He also played on Nanci Griffith's 1998 album 'Other Voices Too' & has toured as a member of Nanci's band in 1998 & 2000. Brian actually began his professional career as guitarist for Mary Hopkin, & he was later a session musician on Monty Python recordings. With Cathryn his technique & skill on the acoustic guitar is showcased perfectly, whilst songs such as 'Alice's Song' (written about Brian's autistic niece) & 'Black & White' (the title track of Brian's debut CD which features Cathryn & Mary Hopkin on vocals) written by Brian & Cathryn are full of meaning.

This excellent duo's songs & music will appeal to a wide audience, & this will be an ideal opportunity to see two supremely talented artists in the intimate setting of a small club. ~ Advance booking is advised for this concert.

For more information about Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby visit their website

Ticket price £4.00 - don't forget its free entrance for accompanied children - introduce them to great live music young!