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Grayshott Folk Club Presents: SilverBlues
Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser
Saturday 23rd September 2023 @ 7:30pm
Grayshott Folk Club presents:
"Two from Lindisfarne, one from Fairport and a mysterious other........"
Ray Jackson: (Lindisfarne), came and played/sang for us with a collective called the acoustic Gathering, back in our very early days in October 2011. As well as being a leading light in Lindisfarne, Ray is perhaps best known for his Mandolin solo at the end of Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" and on "Mandolin Wind". His rich, warm vocals, Blues Harmonica that'll make you weep and Mandolin playing will take you on a trip, to way back when.
Ric Sanders: (Fairport Convention) brought his Trio to us in November 2016. His sizzling Electric Violin improvisations, will delight and excite.
Tom Leary: Electric Violin, Mandolin and Lap Steel that'll put Wolf in your soul and Mud in your blood.
Vo Fletcher: Guitar & Vocals that glue the band together and impel them rhythmically and emotionally onwards and upwards.
Ray and Tom are from the North-East; they’ve known each other for donkey's years. Ric and Vo are from Birmingham; they’ve known each other for even longer than that. Ric and Tommy live quite close; Ray and Vo don’t. It was obvious from the start, that they’d end up playing together.
Amongst the interpretations of traditional material taken from their combined experience, SilverBlues play some of the earlier Lindisfarne favourites alongside some of the newer ones which feature Ray’s astonishing blues harmonica. Some early Fairport numbers have been given a new lease of life as have newer Fairport tunes composed by Ric.
No recordings of this line up exist yet. SilverBlues have resisted rushing into the studio just to fulfill the usual commercial obligations. But with this band’s obvious pedigree you can be sure it will have been well worth the wait when they do decide to record. Meanwhile, every gig is different. These guys aren’t bound by any convention (Fairport or otherwise). Improvisation, inspiration and excitement abound at every live show.
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott,
Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ
Available in person from Grayshott Post Office
By 'phone from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096
Or online at Ents 24: