Date: Thursday 18th July 2013
|Following a sell-out tour of the UK with Thurston Moore, the legendary guitarist and songwriter Michael Chapman returns to St Austell in July for another memorable gig.
Chapman was first championed by John Peel in the 70s and he’s still selling out venues in 2013!
His career retrospective double CD and booklet package 'Trainsong: Guitar Compositions 1967-2010' came out on Tompkins Square in 2012, and Light in the Attic re-issued his classic 'Fully Qualified Survivor'. Both releases have received stunning reviews.
He's already been rediscovered wholesale in the US courtesy of his Jack Rose and No Neck Blues Band connections, topped off by his extensive interview by fan Thurston Moore in Fretboard Journal in 2009, where Moore compared Chapman's style and influence with that of John Renbourn and Bert Jansch. Now the UK and Europe are catching up with this sudden explosion of excitement about him, and quite right too.
As Spencer Grady notes on the BBC Music site, "Just as John Fahey and Robbie Basho were belatedly sainted by a slew of avant-garde musicians eager to enrich their experimental fields with old primitive tradition, so the same enclave have reached out to embrace Yorkshire-born minstrel Michael Chapman."
In 2012 Michael Chapman toured California with Kurt Vile and Meg Baird and Lucinda Williams has recorded a brilliant cover of ‘That Time of Night’.
This is a rare chance to see and hear a legendary guitarist and songwriter who like a maturing fine wine – gets better with age.
Standard : £9.00 ( £10.00 On The Door)
NB Doors are open from 18.30hrs. Make a night of it ! The Brewery serves good food as well as good wines and beers
so come early and enjoy a Supper at the Brewery first - the music starts at 20.00hrs!
Disabled friendly event
Trembling Bells and Mike Heron
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, TR18 4BU
Date: Friday 26th July 2013
'The Circle is Unbroken'
Trembling Bells and Mike Heron
in their first fully collaborative concert.
'Trembling Bells' are an acclaimed Glasgow based indie folk rock band that reference late 1960s psychedelia and British folk revival acts such as Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band.
Lavinia Blackwall's soaring vocal style has drawn comparisons to Sandy Denny, and she took part in the recent tour 'The Lady A Homage to Sandy Denny' which was televised by the BBC. This tour ‘The Circle is Unbroken’ follows on from the release of Trembling Bells’ acclaimed collaborative album and tour with Bonnie Prince Billy called 'The Marble Downs' on Honest Jon’s last year.
Mike Heron is a Scottish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work in the Incredible String Band.
The group built a considerable following, especially within the British counterculture in the 60's and 70's and were pioneers of psychedelic folk, integrating a wide variety of traditional music forms, blending rock, folk and world music into an atmospheric whole.
A previously unreleased Incredible String Band concert ‘Live at The Filmore 1968’was released on Hux this year.
Trembling Bells have worked with Mike Heron on a number of occasions and there is a natural kinship between them. ‘The Circle Is Unbroken’ debuted to glowing reviews at Celtic Connections in January, and celebrates Mike Heron’s legacy in his 70th year.
The concert highlights their musical sympathies, as they exchange material in an evening comprised of classic String Band songs, and the contemporary tunes of The Trembling Bells.
Celtic Connections review - The Herald: **** “Trembling Bells and Heron's first fully collaborative outing made for a magical, convincing match”
The Guardian: **** “An intriguing double bill, matching one of the originators of the experimental British psych-folk scene against its most interesting current exponents.”
Standard : £15.00
(NB This is a Standing Event)