From: Martin Snodin [martin_dot_snowdin_at_btopenworld_dot_com]
Sent: 16 April 2006 23:14
Subject: Acoustic Sussex on MySpace!
Acoustic Sussex  on MySpace!  
Everyone's talking about it so we thought we'd better join the 'on-line community'!  You can find us (and lots of our 'friends') at It's worth a visit - many musicians make complete songs available for download free. 
Our MySpace page has music samples from the artists appearing at our of our next 2 events, which (in case you've forgotten!) are:
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. 
"There're old cultures and generations of poetry and folk influences in the bones of his music.
There's also a nod to Richard Thompson, a little Gordon Lightfoot, a touch of James Taylor magic. Fabulous stuff."  NetRhythms 
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:
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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