Here’s a great event that popped into the Liverpool Acoustic in-box this week.
Liverpool born folk musician and songwriter Kathryn Williams has been described by Q Magazine as ‘one of the most authentic folk voices in the country’. The Mercury award winning artist is now based in the North East and Saturday’s concert at the Capstone will be her first in Liverpool for eight years, a homecoming of sorts. (Liverpool Acoustic was at that gig eight years ago when the support was some bloke called Damien Rice. Whatever happened to him?) Kathryn’s forthcoming gig will also be one of only a small number of dates she will play this year so this is a rare chance to catch her playing live back on home soil. Excited about the forthcoming concert Kathryn said: ‘I’m playing Capstone Theatre on Saturday 19th March. It’s part of Hope University and the only gig I’ve got for a while. I would love to see you there. I’m mostly being a mum and writing at the moment. Ted is ten months now and a big whopper of smiling fun. I’ve got some interesting records coming soon. Hopefully I’ll get to play some Crayonette songs. That record (“Songs for Children and Robots”) has been gaining fans young and old and even trendy 6 Music has played it !! Hey! I’m finally cool! Haha! Anyway come come come to Liverpool, the pool of love, for my gig.”
Tickets (priced £12 (£10 concessions)) are bookable through Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Box Office (Hope Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 3789) or on-line at boxoffice.liverpoolphil.com The Capstone Theatre is at 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L3 8QB. For further venue information on location and parking please contact Capstone reception on 0151 291 3578 or visit www.thecapstonetheatre.com.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was created 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. It contains an extensive diary of acoustic events, from festivals, theatre concerts and folk clubs to showcases and open mic nights. The News and Reviews service is available as a free email subscription and carries previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast, and a newsletter on the first of each month.