Ashleigh Flynn plays Grateful Fred’s – Thursday 7th October
The opening Grateful Fred night last month saw 60 people enjoying a great(ful?) night in the company of Michigan musician Drew Nelson.
Not being tied down to a fixed date every month makes it easier for the Grateful Fred night to book some of the very best Americana, roots and acoustic performers touring today. And as such, the next gig, featuring Ashleigh Flynn, is just around the corner – Thursday 7th October. You can find full details, including times and ticket info, from gratefulfred.co.uk
Portland-based Ashleigh Flynn originally hails from Kentucky, and her music reflects this with a very definite bluegrass tint to it. Her lyrics tell poignant tales of life in Smalltown USA and continue the long tradition from the likes of Woody Guthrie and Bruce Springsteen.
At this juncture we could reprint reams and reams of glowing reviews, but we much prefer to let the music speak for itself. So we’ve added a link below to the youTube video for Ashleigh’s song Knock On Wood. Enjoy!
Liverpool Oxjam Takeover – Friday 8th and Saturday 9th October
This weekend is the long-anticipated Oxjam Takeover with the tag line “Local music – Global impact”. Across Friday and Saturday there will be a number of gigs at a selection of Liverpool city centre venues, with the £5 wristband getting you into them all!
Two of the gigs fall into the acoustic category and are well worth mentioning here. If you want details of the rest of the gigs then search for Oxjam Liverpool on facebook, or head to the main Oxjam website here oxfam.org.uk/oxjam
Friday 8th October – 7.30pm to 11.00pm The Casa, Hope St
Loose Moose String Band The Ratty Little Fingers Mike Badger & The Shady Trio Rich Man’s Ruin Vision Thing
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