ACOUSTIC DUSTBOWL & LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS PARTY
Our next Liverpool Acoustic Live is the joint Christmas party with our friends at Acoustic Dustbowl.
The event is taking place on Friday 13th December 2013 at the View Two Gallery on Liverpool’s Mathew Street, the regular venue for these two monthly events.
Performing on the night will be members of the Acoustic Dustbowl team in the form of regular hosts the Southbound Attic Band with the Mudcat Brothers. Joining them will be Liverpool Acoustic’s Three Minute Hero and Graham Holland.
Liverpool Acoustic’s Graham Holland said:- “Throughout 2013 Liverpool Acoustic and Acoustic Dustbowl have brought a wealth of local, national and international music talent to the View Two Gallery. For our final gig of the year we’re joining forces to give our respective team members a chance to perform, and we’d love it if people could come along to help us celebrate.”
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The Southbound Attic Band is singer songwriter Barry Jones and Ronnie Clark. Guitar, harmonica, bass and vocal harmony combine to create Celtic flavoured acoustic Americana with an English folk rock sensibility and catchy melodic songs with a darkly humorous edge. With 3 CD’s and counting worth of original material the band also perform a theatre piece called The Willows Suite, a collection of original songs based on The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Equally at home with a thoughtful, listening audience or a rowdy Saturday night pub crowd, they are an accomplished and versatile live act. Host and co-promoters of Liverpool’s newest Americana evening, the Acoustic Dustbowl, currently held at the View Two Gallery in Mathew Street, they have shared the stage with many USA and UK Americana artists including most recently, The Lost Brothers, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper and Eef Barzelay and opened at the Wirral International Guitar Festival 2013 for My Darling Clementine.
The Mudcat Brothers are Tim Glover and Chris Stevens who currently make up one half of the exceptional guitar band Mudcat Landing. As The Mudcat Brothers they take a step away from their rock influences and take up acoustic guitars to indulge their love of music seeped in the traditions of Americana. Their songs are dark and sombre, intelligent, intense and atmospheric, drawing on a wide range of influences from American country and folk music
Deriving the name from a song by 2-tone ska band The Selecter, Three Minute Hero is a semi acoustic artist active on the live music scene. The brainchild of Liverpool songwriter, musician and award-winning promoter Stuart Todd, Three Minute Hero fuses raw social commentary with an eclectic mix of melodic material; elevating the classic three minute pop song by giving it a subversive lyrical twist.
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs the double award-winning Liverpool Acoustic Live events with Stuart Todd. A member of the Association of Music Podcasting, Graham is Liverpool’s longest active music podcaster having produced and presented the It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast since July 2006, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight since May 2008. Graham has performed his music at folk clubs and festivals across the UK both as a solo artist and as a former member of The Shellback Chorus.
If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
Spotlight 105: Acoustic Dustbowl and Liverpool Acoustic Christmas party – Friday 13th December 2013
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.