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Presenting live acoustic music in Twickenham most Sundays, usually at Patchworks, The Cabbage Patch pub, at 8pm (doors open 7.45pm)

Coming up at TwickFolk:

24 November: Steve Tilston: Great British songwriter

Tickets £13 on the door or £11 + £1.10 booking fee if booked online

It’s been too long since Steve Tilston last played at TwickFolk, so here he is.

Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 with the classic An Acoustic Confusion and has been turning out quality albums ever since. Life by Misadventure, And So It Goes, Solo Rubato and Such and Such all featuring first-class song-writing, quintessentially English in style and typically Tilston, marking him out as one of this country’s finest writers. Whilst the instrumental Swans at Coole is testament to his guitar virtuosity. Though known as a songwriter, Steve has always had an ear for the tradition and included new interpretations of old favourites on his original recordings. Of Many Hands was his first “all-traditional” album; with unique arrangements of timeless classics. There’s also a “best of” anthology, The Greening Wind and a live album Live Hemistry recorded on tour with Fairport Convention.

Steve’s last solo album, Truth to Tell earned him the FATEA Male vocalist of the year award for 2015; while his new album with Jez Lowe: The Janus Game, is garnering rave reviews.

The writer of the classic songs… Continue reading. →

1 December: Bob Cheevers (USA): From Texas to Nashville and back again; country music writ large

Tickets £10 on the door or £8 + booking fee if booked online

Contemporary folk singer/songwriter Bob Cheevers was born and raised in Memphis; relocating to California after graduating college, he landed a solo record deal before resurfacing as frontman of bubblegum group ‘Peppermint Trolley Company’. Though scoring a minor hit with “Baby You Come Rollin’ Across My Mind”, the band was perhaps best known for performing the theme songs for the hit television comedy ‘The Brady Bunch’
Cheevers subsequently worked as a staff songwriter with publishers MCA Music and Cobra Music, but continued to perform at industry showcases. In 1991 he moved to Nashville and started releasing records, later winning the Kerrville New Folk Competition. ‘Gettysburg to Graceland’ and ‘The Stories I Write’ won many plaudits and encouraged Cheevers to undertake his first UK tour.

Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings have recorded his songs. When he died, Elvis had a song of Bob’s on his “to do” list. With over 3,000 songs in his armoury and having toured Europe regularly for over two decades Bob continues to write and record. After 15 years on Nashville’s music scene, he relocated to Austin and released ‘Tall Texas Tales’ followed in 2016 by… Continue reading. →

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