Presenting live acoustic music in Twickenham most Sundays, at Patchworks, The Cabbage Patch pub, 2 minutes from Twickenham Station

TwickFolk has been presenting live music in South West London since January 1983. We are now one of the best-known and most highly respected hosts of live acoustic, folk, blues and Americana in South East England. We aim to book the best quality acts across a broad range of genres – traditional and contemporary music from Britain, Europe and beyond. Doors open at 7.45pm, for music at 8pm. The Cabbage Patch serves a selection of real ales and craft beers alongside everything you’d expect of a pub, including food.

Coming up at TwickFolk:

3 July: Rod Picott (USA): Celebrated songwriter with whiskey-voiced delivery

This evening was originally scheduled for 19th June, but a rugby match necessitated a move.

Rod Picott has garnered a loyal cult audience across the U.S. and Europe. He tours tirelessly and continues to garner rave reviews for both his songwriting skills and darkly humorous, compelling live show.

It’s been over 10 years since Rod played TwickFolk, so we’re delighted to have him back.

Growing up in the small mill town of South Berwick, Maine, Picott was exposed to a surprising mix of musical influences. His father, a former marine owned a record collection that spanned from the marches of John Philip Sousa to Ray Charles and an older brother, an avid record collector, introduced Rod to the punk poetry of Patti Smith and The Clash, finishing the groundwork of influences that Rod would draw from later in his own music. The seacoast area of southern Maine had an unlikely but thriving local music scene in the 80’s and and Picott spent his teenage years in garage cover bands and original bands playing the clubs from Boston, MA to Portland, ME.

’94 saw a move to Nashville TN where Rod… Continue reading. →

10 July: Kara Grainger (AUS) – Australian slide-guitar player in solo acoustic mode + Craig Joiner

Kara Grainger grew up in the suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales and at the age of 16 formed a band. Umpteen years later, she’s still got a band but lives in Nashville.

Combining tasteful blues and slide guitar, soulful vocals and a heartfelt approach to songwriting, Kara’s builds on her early influences of Memphis blues and Stax Records and New Orleans blues to encompass the LA scene where she lived and recorded before moving to Nashville.

Her debut solo album, “Grand and Green River” received critical acclaim and remained in the top 30 of the Americana Charts for 38 straight weeks in 2008. Having planned to just stay a year in the US, Grainger instead made it her base, and recorded her next three records there.

For TwickFolk, Kara takes a break from the full band shows of her summer tour and will be performing solo, for a more intimate experience.

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17 July: Luke Jackson: Urban folk singer and guitarist + Dan Sealey

Luke Jackson is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury.
In recent years he has been developing a reputation for himself on the Folk & Roots circuit and has been nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Horizon Award’

His debut album ‘More Than Boys’, produced by Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 followed by ‘Fumes and Faith’ in 2014.

November 2016 saw the release of his third full studio album, ‘Tall Tales and Rumours‘ to universal critical acclaim and his live album ‘Solo:Duo:Trio’ was voted 2018 Album of the Year by Laurel Canyon and in 2020 his last studio release ‘Journals’ was voted 2019 Album of the Year by Fatea Magazine.

Luke tours relentlessly all over the country, on mainland Europe and has also made inroads in North America. After COVID 19 halted all proceedings, Luke kept himself busy with online live shows and a very well received 7 track EP of songs written in lockdown called ‘Of The Time‘. As things opened up again he started 2022 with a prestigious opening slot on the Fairport Convention winter tour.

”Luke reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good… Continue reading. →

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