STEVE TILSTON: Great British songwriter

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Date/Time
Sun 07 May 2017
7:45 PM

Price
Online - £12 + £1.20 booking fee
On The Door - £12

Website: http://www.stevetilston.com/


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 The Slipjigs and Reels, Here’s to Tom Paine, The Naked Highwayman and the award-winning The Reckoning, is also a published author. Steve’s first novel All for Poor Jack is an historical tale set in Bristol and the New World, full of colourful characters. It’s a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by the likes of Bob Dylan no less!

The first video is at the Chapel Art Centre Bath 3rd April 2016; the second from Southdowns Folk Festival in Bognor Regis on 24th September 2016