APRIL 2001

Our first sell out gig at Woodhall!


Thursday 12th April ~ £3.00

We are very pleased to be able to bring a performer who is widely regarded as having one of the finest voices in Folk music as well as being a skilful guitarist. Bob supported Fairport Convention on their 2000 British Tour & will be appearing in the county twice in March (at the Heart Of Lincolnshire & Grimsby Folk Clubs). Prior to these two dates, it has been many years since Bob has appeared in Lincolnshire, he recalls appearing at the Alford Craft & Music Festival and at Boston Folk Club in the days of The Copper Kettle.

Bob began his professional career in 1975, working with fellow north easterner Tom McConville. After 2 very successful years they parted company & Bob formed a new duo with ex Hedgehog Pie man Stu Luckley. This proved to be one of the most innovative & highly acclaimed collaborations ever seen on the folk scene, their debut album 'Nowt So Good'll Pass' which was voted Folk Album Of The Year and remains a unique & classic album. Before parting to pursue individual projects in 1982 they had performed at many major folk festivals, including Cambridge & Cropredy. Since then Bob has worked mainly as a solo artist, and for many years he did not record, however inspired by a photographic archive he produced, with Benny Graham a song / slide show about the mining communities of Durham & Northumberland and together they produced a CD collection of mining songs 'How Are You Off For Coals', the following year he re-recorded a number of songs from his albums with Stu ('Box Of Gold'). In 2000, Bob celebrated 25 years as a professional, starting with his nationwide tour with Fairport and the release of his (long overdue & much requested!) debut solo CD 'Dreams Never Leave You' (which features guest appearances by members of Fairport), a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs. He performed an impressive solo set at Cropredy in summer 2000 and joined Fairport on stage during their concert to perform 2 songs from his album. The release of his solo CD has also stimulated radio interest with songs from his album being featured on 'Folkwaves' and Mike Harding's BBC Radio 2 Folk programme, which also included a session and interview with Bob in the autumn of 2000. In 2001 Bob will be touring USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Holland as well as the UK.

For further info visit the Bob Fox website.