Thank you to everyone who turned out to support the first Liverpool Acoustic Live event last month. Originally it was going to be just a one-off gig, but so many people asked us when the next one would be it would have been rude to disappoint! So, the next one is on Friday 20th March at the View Two Gallery. On the bill will be The Good Intentions, Virginia Haze, Michael Ryder, and Lorelei Loveridge. There’s already a gig flyer on the Liverpool Acoustic home page and we’ll have full details on the gig and the artists in the next blog post.
The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is changing. From March we’re going to be doing two shows each month. The first show will be a showcase for the artists who have been booked for the Liverpool Acoustic Live gig. This show will alternate with the regular Spotlight looking at the music of just one artist. As always, there’s a link to the most recent Spotlight on the Liverpool Acoustic front page.
Although there’s not enough space to mention everything that’s in the Liverpool Acoustic diary, it’s worth sharing with you some of the highlights we’ve been informed about already for March 2009
Sunday 1st – The Family Folk-up long day of folk and roots @ Mello Mello (as mentioned in the previous News and Reviews blog post)
Wednesday 4th – 4Play at Chameleon is a new monthly acoustic event showcasing some of the best live acoustic music in the city. The evening, hosted by songwriter and musician Stuart Todd, runs on the first Wednesday of every month. This month features music from Virginia Haze, Rae Clark, Tom George, Stuart Todd and others.
Thursday 5th – Kaya is back hosting her monthly Acoustica event at 3345 Parr Street.
Friday 6th – Mellowtone are at the View Two, with live music from: The B of the Bang, Johnny Sands, Towanda, and more tbc
Saturday 7th – The Family Folk-Up presents… The Travelling Band,Rachel & The Red Socks,The Random Family, and Naomi Mather @ the regular St Bride’s venue.
Saturday 7th – Elbow Jane album launch @ The Pacific Road Arts Centre
Saturday 7th – Under The Influence VOL 2 – Smells Like Seattle @ Parr Street Studio 2, featuring Ogo, Jo Bywater, Dave Masson and Kaya
Friday 20th – Liverpool Acoustic Live @ the View Two
Friday 20th – Thomas J Speight @ The Barfly Theatre, with Jonas Alaska, Ragz, Ben Singleton, and Alyssa Bonagura.
Sunday 22nd – Tunng with Tinariwen (trio) @ The Phil
Saturday 28th – Acoustic Dream – Upstairs at the Zanzibar
You can find out more information about any of the above by clicking on the name of the event in the Liverpool Acoustic Diary
NEWS AND REVIEWS
It was good to see the Good Intention’s album review re-published here last week. If you’re an acoustic performer or band and you have a review you’d like to share with the rest of the world then let us know. You can contact us using the Contact Us form (doh!) on the Liverpool Acoustic website.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.