Cara Luft (and not as one wag had it, Lara Croft) will be appearing at the Bothy Folk Club this Sunday. She was a founder member of the Wailin' Jennys (whose name is apparently a play on Waylon Jennings), and is probably one of the few folk-based artists to cite acts as diverse as Buddy Holly, Yes, and Led Zeppelin as influences. For instance, she does a version of Black Water Side that combines the sung version of Bert Jansch with the instrumental Black Mountainside by Jimmy Page (which was ultimately derived - uncredited - from the Jansch version anyway). Her new album, Darlingford, is out this month and will probably be on sale at the gig.
You can see her on Sunday 10 June at 8.00 p.m. in the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JS. Tickets available on-line here. Here is a video of Cara playing at the Cambridge Folk Festival:
Watering the Mild and Other Wheezes, 1955
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