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.