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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

The Americans are coming!

Lovers of American music have two gigs locally to look forward to within the next week.

Carrie Elkin
This Thursday Grateful Fred Roots & Acoustic presents Carrie Elkin, who's a folk-country singer based in Austin, Texas.  Here's what they're saying about her:

“What a wonderful album this is. I’m thinking Patti Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent. It’s spellbinding from the opening track to Gospel Song at the end. Questions About Angels made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end” – Bob Harris BBC Radio.

“Elkin presents herself as one of the most accomplished of America’s new songwriting breed” – Rock-n-Reel Magazine.

That's this Thursday 7 April at the Freshfield Hotel, Massams Lane, Formby.  Tickets here.

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On Sunday, the Bothy presents Debra Cowan and John Roberts. Debra started performing in California 35 years ago and began touring in 1998, with frequent stops in the US and UK, from folk clubs to festivals.

"Such is Cowan's musical net that it can encompass various musical styles and traditions, from English singer/songwriter Richard Thompson to traditional whaling songs, to bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, all done so skillfully that you beg to hear more" - N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club

"... searingly fine." - Living Tradition Magazine, UK.

This Sunday 10 April at the Park Golf Club, Park Rd West, Southport, PR9 0JS.  Tickets on the door or on-line here.

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