Date/Time Sun 22 May 2022 7:45 PM
Price Online - £12 + £1.20 fee On The Door - £15
Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.
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 feature first-class song-writing, quintessentially English in style and typically Tilston, marking him out as one of this country’s finest writers. 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.
Steve’s 2015 album, Truth to Tell earned him the FATEA Male vocalist of the year award. Since then he’s released Distant Days – new solo recordings of old songs and in early 2021 Such Times showed that the ‘new stuff’ is just as good as the ‘old stuff’!
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
Support tonight comes from Linda Moylan
Linda Moylan is a natural singer, songwriter and storyteller, her music explores a wide array of themes from forgotten fateful stories and uncelebrated heroines of the past to her own personal and family experiences.
Her latest album ‘The Merchant’ – produced by and featuring the musicianship of Show Of Hands’ Phil Beer – was described by At The Barrier as ‘a work of great beauty’.
“One of the finest album projects I’ve ever been privileged to be involved with.” — Phil Beer, album producer / Show Of Hands
“‘The Merchant’ is a remarkable coming of age…you should make an investment.” — Mike Davies, Fatea