From: Martin Snodin [martin_dot_snowdin_at_btopenworld_dot_com]
Sent: 09 April 2006 13:25
Subject: News from Acoustic Sussex
News from Acoustic Sussex ...  
In this issue:
 Jeffrey Foucault - house concert in Turners Hill at 2pm on Saturday 15 April
 Jeffrey Foucault 
Never tried a house concert before? We can highly recommend them - and an appearance by Jeffrey Foucault would be a great place to start!  Great voice, great guitar-playing, great vocals. To quote from Guitar magazine: "If any old grump complains that they don't make singer-songwriters like they used to, admonish them and guide them gently to the CD rack marked Foucault, Jeffrey..."
In association with our good friends at Turners Hill House Concerts, tickets are £12 (including food and drinks - but bring a bottle!). For more information and tickets, visit the website or email simon_at_houseconcerts_dot_org_dot_uk.
June Tabor with Andy Cutting & Mark Emerson (Wednesday, 19th April - Chequer Mead, East Grinstead)
 June Tabor
A reminder not to miss this first date in June Tabor's Spring tour, which sees June in a different line-up, joined by world-class box accordion player Andy Cutting (ex-Blowzabella, and who often accompanies Kate Rusby) plus Mark Emerson on viola, violin and piano.   Awarded ‘Singer of the Year’ at the 2004 BBC Folk Awards, June Tabor has a richly deserved reputation as an explorer of a song’s soul and a performer of gripping commitment, interweaving words and music to create an atmosphere that will haunt the memory.  Her latest CD, 'At the Wood's Heart' (2005), was nominated for Album of the Year in the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.  
"June Tabor is quite simply one of Britain's greatest interpreters of popular song. She is a performer with an extraordinary range and the ability to mix intensity, passion and drama with a chillingly lived in voice that makes every song sound like a personal experience"   The Guardian

"As a paragon of the virtues that folk music holds in its cultural armoury, June Tabor must surely rate as number one. Her repertoire has never been blinkered by a quest for authenticity: she has covered all territories from Weimar ballads via jazz to the most trad of trad English folk. And yet, the sense of scholarship that she brings to her work never lets you forget that you are listening to, perhaps, the greatest interpreter and curator of indigenous British music." BBC website

Tickets are £14 (conessions apply) from the Box Office on 01342 302000 or email: info_at_chequermead_dot_org_dot_uk. You can read more about June Tabor here:
Stephen Fearing (Monday, 24th April - Upstairs at the Red Lion, Turners Hill)
 Stephen Fearing
Stephen Fearing is one of North America’s finest guitar players and a unique vocalist who has shared the stage with everyone from Merle Haggard and Buck Owens to Richard Thompson and Martin Carthy. Praised by music writers from all over the world and a veteran of the international touring circuit, Stephen has performed extensively throughout America, the UK and Ireland. He has released six solo recordings plus three with The Rodeo Kings and received multiple Canadian JUNO nominations and awards for his work. He has performed on Canadian award shows, national music programmes and played countless major festivals. He has enjoyed heavy radio play both in Canada and the US and also has the burden of being a really nice man.
Tickets are £8 in advance (£10 on the door) - telephone 01342 714810/716975. You can read more about Stephen Fearing here:
Support for the gig is provided by Cate Ferris from Brighton, who recently played live on BBC Southern Counties 'South Live' programme. (You can still read a review here:
Guy Davis (Friday, 23rd June - Chequer Mead, East Grinstead)
"A singer and guitarist in the mould of Robert Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt... a voice like Howlin' Wolf dipped in honey. He is fabulous "  The Scotsman
If you missed Guy Davis when he last appeared for Acoustic Sussex (a sell-out), then here's a second chance to see whay all the fuss is about. It's a month or two away yet but tickets are now on sale and we think they will fly. Guy's new CD, 'Skunkmello' (on Red House records) will be out and for this date (one of only 3 in the tour), Guy will be appearing with for the first time in the UK with two of the musicians who have regularly appeared on his recordings - Mark Murphy (bass) and Nerak Roth Patterson (electric guitar).  And with Jay Stapeley in support (he's played with people as varied as Roger Waters, Mike Oldfield, Suede and Scott Walker), it should be quite an evening!. 
Tickets are £12.50 (conessions apply) from the Box Office on 01342 302000 or email: info_at_chequermead_dot_org_dot_uk. You can read more about Guy Davis here:
Other dates for your diaries 

More information on all up-and-coming artists can be found on our website:

All the very best - support live music where you can!

Martin Snodin
Acoustic Sussex (
01342 716975
email: martin_at_acousticsussex_dot_org_dot_uk 

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