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Muti-instrumentalist David Bromberg started in the Greenwich Village folk scene in the mid ’60s. He's recorded with Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson and Carly Simon. Then, after a successful solo spot at The Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, Bromberg landed a solo deal with Columbia Records. On his debut album he collaborated with George Harrison. In 2007 he released his first album since the hiatus, the Grammy nominated ‘Try Me One More Time’. Well and truly back, Bromberg released his next album ‘Use Me’ in 2011, and continues to tour and record.
Larry Campbell moves freely between rock, blues, country, folk and Celtic, playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin, pedal steel, cittern, dobro and banjo. He has been playing recording with some of the most respected artists in music since the seventies, including Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Judy Collins, Sheryl Crow, B. B. King, Willie Nelson and The Black Crowes, Cyndi Lauper, K. D. Lang,and Rosanne Cash just to name a few. He is probably best known for playing with Dylan, as part of his ”Never Ending Tour” band from 1997 until 2004.
Since Larry’s departure from Bob Dylan’s band, he has continued to make guest appearances with various artists including Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Phil Lesh, Rosanne Cash, Litte Feat and Levon Helm. In 2005, he released his first solo acoustic guitar album called Rooftops.In 2008, Larry was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his instrumental work from the Americana Music Association.
web site www.boohewerdine.net/
My Name In The Brackets is a new recording that's subject is song or rather, the writing credit that follows the title of each song.
A diverse array of artists including KD Lang, Heidi Talbot, Kris Drever (Lau), Chris Difford (Squeeze), Suggs (Madness) and Kim Richey have recorded his songs but Boo's most popular work has been as collaborator, producer, songwriter and guitarist for Eddi Reader (for over two decades).
Boo Hewerdine met Eddi Reader after his band The Bible split in the late eighties and ever since Boo Hewerdine and Eddi Reader (formerly of Fairground Attraction) have been on an incredible musical adventure. In 2014 Eddi Reader released her tenth studio album (Vagabond) and the Boo produced classic Songs Of Robert Burns was re-mastered and re-issued.
He says "I'm looking forward to singing songs from throughout my writing career and also new songs from “My Name In The Brackets”, this will be the first opportunity for fans to hear the new material and buy a CD"
f you’re a big music fan, you’ve probably already caught Kris Drever as part of
the acclaimed group Lau, perhaps on that trio’s recent TV performances on
Later…With Jools Holland (BBC 2 TV), Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (BBC 1 TV News),
BBC Folk Awards (BBC Red Button TV / iPlayer), or on stage during their
sold‐out London mini‐festival Welcome To Lau‐Land or at a gig on their
national UK tour of 2012. You may well also have seen and heard Éamonn
Coyne with the equally captivating and critically lauded Treacherous Orchestra
(whose album Origins’ came out last year) or with Salsa Celtica.
Ewan McLennan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with the release of his debut album ‘Rags & Robes’. The recording gained much critical praise, described by Maverick as 'a collection of truly captivating songs', and featured in MOJO’s top ten folk albums of 2010. After an appearance on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and a televised performance for the Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, his debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award’s Horizon Award in 2011.
Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith
Sid and Jimmy are an emerging duo who play traditional folk music predominantly from the British Isles. They tell stories of hardship, joy, murder and celebration held together with driving banjo and guitar arrangements and close vocal harmonies.
"Manchester's ferocious folk foursome"
4Square play their music with zest, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band.
The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin will stir the senses and quicken the pulse, galvanised by an engine-room of driving piano and percussion.
By contrast, the listener is then stirred and softened by 4Square's mellow, melancholic three part-harmony singing.
An outright musical journey, all in an acoustic setting.
The Hut People are constantly gaining more of reputation as one of the most entertaining acts to appear on the folk scene in a long while. In their surprisingly engaging and often hilarious show, they perform a truly unique high-octane blend of folk music from around the world - perfectly formed & embellished with a foot stomping accordion and mind-boggling array of exotic percussion (with some Quebecois foot percussion & dancing thrown in for good measure too!). A hugely entertaining duo getting unbelievable feedback from audiences, festival organizers and music press alike.
Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, The Old Dance School's genre defying live show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals.
This November, the septet from Birmingham bring their expansive, cinematic sound to Bristol as part of their autumn tour. Championed by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, expect provocative songs of Gannet hunters, taxidermists and windfarms delivered with an extraordinary virtuosity and vitality that has received plaudits throughout the UK, including Songlines Top Of The World, and The Scotsman's Album of the Year.
Nominated Musician of the Year 2012
Musician of the Year 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2008 & 2011): a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. Many of his tunes have been purloined along the way: some considered contemporary classics on the folk scene. But then, Andy is also a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it is a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad.