Tuesday, 17 September 2013

From A Distance - the Americana festival

This weekend, the Atkinson arts centre in Southport presents its first Americana festival from 20 to 22 September. Guest artists artists include:

l Sarah McQuaid & The Carrivick Sisters
l Sarah Savoy & The Francadians
l Peggy Seeger & special guest Thea Hopkins
l Chastity Brown & Annie Keating
l Kelly Joe Phelps
l Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir with Chastity Brown
l Police Dog Hogan
l Trouble In The Fields – A Tribute to Nanci Griffith featuring The Kennedys

The following artists will play free in the foyer:

photo of Sarah McQuaid & The Carrivick Sisters
Sarah McQuaid
l The Grateful Fred Band (foyer session hosts)
l Steve Chapman-Smith
l Peter Aldridge
l The Southbound Attic Band
l The Big I Am
l The Susie Jones Band
l The Good Intentions

There will be several workshops during the weekend as well.
For more details of the artists, dates, times and tickets, click here.

3 comments:

  1. Peggy Seeger!

    Don't know anything about any of the others, but still. Peggy feckin' Seeger!

    (Proudest moment on Mudcat: inspiring Eliza Carthy to sign herself "eliza 'f' c", for very much the same reason. Long-ish story.)

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  2. I agree - Peggy Seeger is a legend. The last time I saw her perform was at an anti-BNP demo in Leeds, so she hasn't lost the old fire.

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  3. Great lineup. The tribute to Nanci Griffith also sounds good.

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