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This month’s Liverpool Acoustic Live is an extra special event on Friday 22nd April 2011 in the Victorian grandeur of Sefton Park Palm House.
Liverpool Acoustic are proud to present folk legend Leon Rosselson in concert, in association with the Working Class Life & Music Festival, and Sefton Park Palm House.
Leon Rosselson was a member of the Galliards in the early days of the 1960s folk revival and made numerous radio and TV appearences, with many of his songs featuring on the satirical TV show That Was The Week That Was. Leon has worked alongside Martin Carthy, Roy Bailey, Frankie Armstrong, Dave Swarbrick, and Robb Johnson, and his songs have been covered by Billy Bragg and the Oyster Band, Roy Bailey, and Eliza Carthy.
Leon will be performing his one man show in Liverpool for the first time ever. It’s called My Life As A Songwriter (or How I Failed To Become Rich And Famous) and is a hop, skip and a jump through five decades of songwriting, from That Was The Week That Was and the satire boom of the sparky sixties to the curdled present, evoking the spirit of the times through song and story, with songs ranging from the lyrical to the satirical, from the personal to the political, from the humorous to the poignant.
“…a unique songwriter. I do not think there is anyone in the English speaking world to touch him. The man is a songwriting colossus” (fRoots)
“He has the passion of Brel, the commitment of Brecht and the wit of Lehrer” (Songlines)
Support on the night is from Rich Man’s Ruin, a folk group based in Liverpool, comprising Gabi Monk, Alun Parry, and Vinny T Spen.
The music consists of three vocals, guitar, banjolele, autoharp and harmonica, and together they play songs old and new.
You can catch them playing at festivals up and down the country, and locally at the Woody Guthrie Folk Club in the Ship and Mitre pub on Dale Street on the last Thursday of the month. www.woodyfolk.co.uk
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #42 – Liverpool Acoustic Live: April 2011
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