Presenting live acoustic music in Twickenham most Sundays, usually at The Cabbage Patch pub, at 8pm (doors open 7.45pm)
Tickets for all our concerts are cheaper if you buy in advance – in person, at a previous gig, or online at WeGotTickets (our prices are now inclusive of booking fees)
Coming up this week and next
30 November: DAVE KELLY (from The Blues Band): solo and acoustic + Garry Smith
If there is such a thing as a British “blues pedigree”, Dave Kelly‘s sets the standard. He’s a blues craftsman – a journeyman who has served his time with the best.
In New York he jammed with Muddy Waters. He became a friend to Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker and played in their touring bands. Dave’s sister, the late Jo-Ann Kelly, first opened his ears to the blues, although his passion for rock and roll – and especially Buddy Holly’s work – remains intact.
In 1967 he joined The John Dummer Blues Band. After three albums and a solo project he continued polishing his style and technique with some of Britain’s finest players.
When The Blues Band was formed in 1979, the post of slide guitarist and joint vocalist was a foregone conclusion. Dave Kelly’s guitar and vocals form the backbone of The Blues Band’s distinctive sound.
After 21 years with the band, with his solo albums, duo tours with Paul Jones, and soundtrack work (including BBC TV’s King of the Ghetto and the Comic Strip’s Strike!) Dave is firmly established as Europe’s premier blues performer.
Dave performs “Two More Bottles of Wine”:
Watch Garry perform “Moonshine & Turpentine”:… Continue reading. →
7 December: KIM RICHEY and Gareth Dunlop: Bitter-sweet songs that weave emotions and tug at heartstrings
Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim Richey from Ohio is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Her voice, pure, arresting and honest, makes you sit up and take notice.
Her early albums thrived on the progressive side of mainstream country, showcasing twang-pop sensibilities, a rich, rounded vocal tone and effortlessly sophisticated songwriting.
With Neilson Hubbard she created the earthy indie-pop feel of Wreck Your Wheels and the smart, sensual understatement of her latest album Thorn In My Heart. The album’s songs show that Kim’s still discovering fresh angles from which to articulate matters of the heart, with fetching melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways.
At TwickFolk, Kim will be showcasing Thorn In My Heart and also the Nashville Session EP that she recorded with Gareth Dunlop this year.
Here’s Kim singing “Chinese Boxes” at TwickFolk in May 2013:
Born and raised in Belfast, 25-year old Gareth Dunlop was invited to participate in a songwriting exchange between Belfast and Nashville, which put him on stage at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café.
Several of Gareth’s songs have since appeared on hit TV series such as House, Cougar… Continue reading. →