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Never miss another 'Tom Paxton' show
Together At Last: Tom Paxton + Janis Ian
Two of America’s greatest songwriters visit the UK together. Each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues.
Performing together on stage in the UK for the very first time, Together At Last will present Tom Paxton and Janis Ian singing all their best known songs plus a whole host more.
As Tom puts it, 'It's going to be very different from what people might expect. It's not your generic split bill. We take the stage together and we stay onstage together most of the time, singing on one another's songs'.
American songwriting legend whose music has come to define the American folk sound. He was honoured in 2005 by the BBC Folk Awards, with a Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting. 'Tom's songs have a way of sneaking up on you. You find yourself humming them, whistling them, and singing a verse to a friend. Like the songs of Woodie Guthrie, they're becoming part of America.' (Pete Seeger).
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After scoring hits in the 60s with Society's Child and Seventeen, singer/songwriter Janis Ian has become somewhat of a living legend; her ethereal vocals, poetic wordplay and sublime melodies standing the test of time with aplomb. Through more than three decades, Ian has managed to keep her music fresh and inspiring, always winning praise for her remarkable songwriting and tender voice.
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Venue: Barbican Centre
Phone: 0207 638 8891
→ Barbican 4 min walk