There are two mighty fine gigs coming up – one this week and one the next – that we think you should know about.
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell are rapidly-rising stars of the English folk scene with their haunting and bewitching self-penned and traditional songs. Nominated for the Horizon Award at last year’s BBC Radio Two Folk Awards, the Newcastle-based duo have already toured supporting both the mighty Bellowhead and The Unthanks. Jonny and Lucy will be playing at Leaf on Bold Street on Wednesday 21st March, courtesy of Mellowtone and Ceremony Concerts. Support is from Fallen Leaf (Joe Keelan) and Emily Cimber, along with Beaten Track DJs. Tickets are £6.50 on the door or in advance from ticketweb. Doors open at 8.00pm, and the facebook event is here.
Watermelon Slim is one of America’s foremost bluesmen. Born in Boston, raised in South Carolina, and now resident in Oklahoma, Vietnan War veteran Bill ‘Watermelon Slim’ Homans is a genuine treasure among the current array of US bluesmen with his distinctive gruff vocals, terrific bottleneck guitar and spiky harp, and light-hearted banter between numbers.
Watermelon Slim will be playing Johnny’s Blues Club at the Garston Royal British Legion (near Liverpool South Parkway) on Friday 30th March at 8pm. This gig has already attracted interest from as far afield as Oxford and Cheltenham and is sure to be a sell out. Tickets are £12 available from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or from johnnysbluesclub.co.uk
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.