This event has been and gone.
Fire & Dust is brand new project performed live for this event by three great musicians, telling the story of Woody Guthrie?s life. The accompanying album, produced by Pete Townshend, is planned for released later in the year.
Marion Fleetwood (cello, viola/violin) has been described by Phil Beer as 'one of the bravest and best musicians I know' and has built a remarkable reputation as a professional musician. She is well known as a go-to person for session strings both as a live performer and in the studio, spreading her talents across bands as diverse as TRADarrr, IOTA and the Sandy Denny Project.
Welsh singer, songwriter, pianist and accordionist Geraint Watkins has backed many notable artists, including Nick Lowe, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Paul McCartney, and even Status Quo! He was a touring member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings and keyboard player with ex-Fleetwood Mac Peter Green's Splinter Group. His songs have been performed by many musicians including Don McLean and Dave Edmunds.
Reg Meuross, described by Martin Carthy as 'a mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer' has the gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Reg accompanies himself on his '44 Martin six-string guitar, harmonica, tenor guitar, banjo and dulcimer.
Reg's imaginative and finely crafted songs have earned him the title of Master Storyteller (Pennyblack Music), and prompted Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as 'one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced'. Reg is a true modern day troubadour – commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. Reg Meuross www.regmeuross.com “…sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton & Leonard Cohen” Robin Denselow, The Guardian “There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song” Townes Van Zandt. In the mid-1980s Reg Meuross formed the Panic Brothers with Richard Morton, mixing Americana with humour and slick harmonies. Then came the Flamingos, Hank Wangford, and now 11 highly acclaimed solo albums have established his songs as ‘the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk’ (Folkwords). Reg’s songs comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories from the ghosts of WW1 soldiers to the ravages of dementia, and some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. “Meuross, quite simply, is one of the best” Malcolm Carter, Pennyblack Music “Powerful and moving songwriting” Martin Chilton, The Telegraph “A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer” Martin Carthy 'Magnificent, powerful & moving' (Pete Townshend). 'Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered' (The Times).
See Reg Meuross tour dates
Keyboard / squeezebox player & vocalist who has worked with such diverse names as Nick Lowe, Van Morrison, Andy Fairweather Lowe and Shakin' Stevens.
See Geraint Watkins tour dates