STATE OF THE UNION
TUES 26 SEPT – 8pm – £15 – The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, CM9 5QE
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STATE OF THE UNION combine the mercurial talents of English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams. Creating a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere, their performances are consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining. The original songs Hewerdine and Williams play are infused by a multitude of influences, from Willie Nelson to Johnny Cash, from the wide open Fenlands to the frenetic buzz of the city. There’s something indefinable and very special when these two artists play together! It’s beautiful to experience.
BOO HEWERDINE – 2day Songwriting Workshop – 25/26 Nov – email email@example.com for details
BROOKS WILLIAMS – Weekend Guitar Workshop – 24/25 Feb 2018 – email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for details
HUNTER MUSKETT with support from John Campling
SUN 29 OCT – 8pm – £10 – The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, CM9 5QE
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Hunter Muskett are Chris George, Terry Hiscock and Doug Morter and Rog Trevitt. Their music is described as ‘quintessentially English’ and is a beautifully intricate tapestry of guitars, poetic lyrics and lush harmonies. Perhaps best known for ‘Silver Coin’ written by Hiscock and recorded and performed by various artists including Bridget St John, Archie Fisher and Barbara Dixon, Hunter Muskett have commanded a quietly strong presence in the heart of the folk rock/pop industry. This tour brings their latest album ‘Unafraid and Sober’ recorded, mixed and mastered by Spencer Cozens (John Martyn, Joan Armatrading, Pentangle) at his Steinway Studio, Lincs with Jacqui McShee providing guest vocals on a stunning version of ‘The Scarecrow’. It’s an exquisite piece of work and highly recommended to hear the songs played Live in this medieval, intimate setting.
SWARB! – It Suits Him Well
(Jason Wilson Band, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Simon Swarbrick & special guests)
FRI 2 FEB, 2018 – 8pm – £18 – Maldon Town Hall, Markethill, Maldon, CM9 4PZ
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SWARB! It Suits Him Well is a touring tribute of minstrel friends who have come together to celebrate the great man and his music.
His dear pals, Folk legend, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick and the Reggae artist Jason Wilson and his band are joined by fiddling protégé and nephew, Simon Swarbrick (plus special guests). The evening will cover the legacy that is Swarb’s immense catalogue: from his Folk traditions with Beryl Marriott to the BBC Radio Ballads (Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, A.L.L.Loyd), Ian Campbell Folk Group, to the groundbreaking duo of Carthy & Swarbrick, the golden years of Fairport Convention and work from his blazing “red” collaborations with the late Singer/Songwriter Alister Hulett. His last greatest musical adventure was with the sensational Canadian Jason Wilson Band, which produced two studio albums with Swarb. The latest Kailyard Tales is a glorious finale between Wilson and Swarbrick in their full pomp and swagger and will be launched exclusively on this tour! This will be the Wake of all Wakes and a night to remember in salute to a national treasure: SWARB!