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:
A Baltimore native and Tennessee resident, Billy Kemp is a musician, songwriter, singer, composer and producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his tasteful and inventive guitar playing. He performs passionate home made songs and compositions, mostly roots music.
Billy first made points in his home town by forming the Paradise Pickers, a hybrid of country and rock which released one record in 1980. During the ‘80s, Billy followed his heart and went to Nashville. While based there he toured internationally with major names like Tommy Overstreet and performed at the Grand Ole Opry with Jeanne Pruett.
Subsequently Billy returned to Maryland in 1988 and became lead guitarist for renegade rock-n-roller Tommy Conwell. He composed and recorded music for Maryland Public Television and produced numerous CDs for regional artists in the Baltimore/DC area. He released further solo albums and established a successful recording facility in rural Maryland.
From 2006-2016 Kemp wrote, recorded and performed with the critically acclaimed Appalachian folk duo, Jeni & Billy alongside Jeni Hankins. The duo made nine albums during this time and made… Continue reading. →
16 June: BLACK*SCARR (Johnny Black and Emma Scarr): Nashville feel, London lyrics and a brand new album!
Black*Scarr return to TwickFolk, to launch their new CD!
Black*Scarr is an East London duo, Black is Johnny Black, a Nuneaton-raised Geordie who was once frontman of now cult 80s Midlands pop outfit The Kidda Band and whose CV also includes work as an album sleeves model, newspaper columnist and 90s TV personality. He also has a website featuring his frequently satirical songs about a variety of media celebrities and wannabes.
The other half of the name is Leytonstone’s Emma Scarr who, raised on a diet of Steve Earle, Emmylou, Kristofferson, Fairport and The Dubliners shares Black’s musical affections and sounds a lot like a fiddle-playing (not to mention banjo, accordion and mandolin) Kirsty MacColl. Emma was the winner of Watford Folk Club Song Competitions in 2013 and 2015.
Their styles have collided to produce, in a very short time what sounds like a classic English Country/Folk hybrid, not from Nashville, but from the more tucked-away streets of East London and the coal-dust tinged open spaces of the North East of England.
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