The guys from Harvest Sun Promotions have a treat in store for you at the end of the month. Wednesday 30th November sees the visit to Liverpool of Meg Baird and Emma Tricca. The gig takes place at Leaf, and support on the night is from Fallen Leaf (The Random Family’s Joe Keelan), Emily Cimber, and David Barnicle. Doors open at 7.30pm and advance tickets are £7 from Probe, and online from Ticketweb.
Philadelphia-based Meg Baird helped found the band Espers, one of the most cryptic, inventive and adored bands among an eclectic peer group. Baird’s ethereal vocals, guitar arrangements, and songwriting contributions were cornerstones of Espers’ cooperative sound. Meg’s 2007 solo debut album Dear Companion lead to comparisons with the likes of Sandy Denny and Pentangle’s Jacqui McShee. Seasons On Earth was released in September this year, and contains original songs that are stark and enveloping, crafted in a style that hooks you with a hushed and mysterious intimacy and welcomes the listener with a sense of empathy and gorgeous plainspoken poetry. Have a listen for yourself here. www.megbaird.com
Emma Tricca is based in London but was born in Italy. Her upbringing was split between Italy and the UK, with excursions through Africa, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea and Libya. Tricca had her life shaped by two key encounters with folk legends. She played one of her songs to John Renbourn after a gig in Rome, and he gave her the confidence to start writing and gigging properly. Emma also met and received encouragement from Odetta, the mysterious and legendary singer who turned Bob Dylan onto acoustic music in the late ’50s. Emma’s debut album Minor White is out on the Finders Keepers label, and contains songs filled with elegance and unvarnished charm.
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.