*** SALLY BARKER, “the voice that made Sir Tom Jones cry”, is making a welcome return to TwickFolk on Sunday 14 September. Book tickets
*** COMING UP: Our guests on Sunday 28 September are VICKI SWAN AND JONNY DYER. Their TwickFolk concert is at The Cabbage Patch at 8pm and they will be giving a Nyckelharpa Workshop • a Swedish Tune Workshop • a Guitar DADGAD Workshop at the Patch during the day. Tickets will go on sale on WeGot Tickets shortly.
27 April: MELISSA GREENER (USA): Nashville-based “folk-crooner”
MELISSA GREENER made a great impression when she opened for Stephen Fearing at TwickFolk last year. Her songs captivate wit refreshing, quirkily crafted lyrics, dynamic melodies and percussive “groove”. All of this is coupled with a distinctive voice that can simultaneously command and devastate.
Growing up in Detroit with an intoxicating potion of Motown, standard torch ballads, “oldies” and classic rock, Greener’s singular sound evolved. The unique brew emerged as the fermentation of a classically trained soprano mother, who sang in the lounge of the Playboy Club, and a politically bent hippie father. Years living in Austin, Texas made their mark on Greener’s sound and style, but her lyrical influences go back to the books of poetry that she stole from the junior high school library – Dylan Thomas, Robert Service, Dickenson and Yeats.
Melissa’s newly released third album, Transistor Corazon, fuses modernist poetry with soulful 1960s’ Laurel Canyon.
Steve Price says that Melissa Greener’s ” fusion of melancholy notes and profound lyrics, coupled with her bare vocals creates a beautifully ethereal sound”.
4 May: KELLEY McRAE duo (USA)
Acoustic Americana duo KELLEY McRAE are giving a concert at TwickFolk on Sunday 4 May. The duo, who have played shows coast to coast across the United States and are promoting their third album Better Than the Blues, are coming to Twickenham for their only performance in London on their current European tour. Singer/songwriter Kelley McRae, who performs as a duo with her husband Matt Casteilein, has an amazing voice. Their style of music is heartfelt Americana and their songs, inspired by the people and places they have encountered on their travels, have an honesty that touches the audience. The BBC’s Bob Harris has called Kelley McRae “brilliant” and film director Wim Wenders, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, described Kelley McRae’s music as “The last songs that made me cry”.
11 May: WE ARE CLOSED, as there is a rugby match in Twickenham
18 May: Feature night: TWO DIFFERENT ROADS, NIGEL OF BERMONDSEY and I LOVE THUNDER
(Two Different Roads) have played support slots at TwickFolk previously and we are looking forward to them playing a longer set here. Nigel of Bermondsey has also provided a support slot at TwickFolk, having previously entertained us on one of our Singers’ Nights. Nigel of Bermondsey is a folksinger and storyteller, whose tales reflect his experiences living in South East London where he has found a rich seam of inspiration in the locality and in the people. His debut album Nigel Of Bermondsey (2008) received a 4-star review in The Independent. 2010′s London Dreamtime earned a 4-star review in The Sunday Times. I Love Thunder is an inclusive rock band that first got together in early 2010. The members’ ages range from 17 to 67. This February, they were nominated as runners-up in England for the voluntary arts EPIC awards.
Our Youtube playlist of five songs that illustrate the different sides of what we get up to on Sundays
Join us for our next TwickFolk event
- 27 April 2014 7:45 pmMELISSA GREENER (USA)