Sent: Tues 4 Oct, 2005
No update in September, but loads of news now to pass on. The UK touring
is at an end for the year and it's North America's turn to enjoy the
Acoustic Strawbs for getting on for 6 weeks. Reviews and photos please to
add te the new revamped StrawbsWeb.
* Electric band shows and Filming, UK, Spring 2006
* Painted Sky, release 7 Dec 2005
* Witchwood Media to release Watersons' Yorkshire Christmas Album
* Acoustic Strawbs US/Can tour, Oct/Nov 2005
* Good Old Boys, 19 Oct, Market Harborough
* John Ford shows/radio in October
* StrawbsWeb News
* Strawbs Christmas Party, 26 NOV, NPL, Teddington
* Cry No More at Christmas, 17 Dec, Turks Head, Twickenham
* US/CAN Tour Dates
ELECTRIC BAND SHOWS AND FILMING
News just in that the electric band (US line-up - Cousins, Lambert, Cronk,
Coombes, Hawken) will be playing a few dates in the Spring of 2006,
culminating in a show to be filmed for DVD release.
Friday 3 March, The Brook, Southampton
Saturday 4 March, The Astor, Deal
Sunday 5 March, Robin (filming), Bilston, nr Wolverhampton [corrected after initial mail-out]
Likely to be special guests - details to be confirmed.
PAINTED SKY, RELEASE 7 DEC
Dave Cousins is busy putting the finishing touches to this superb album.
It will be released in UK on 7 Dec. Unfortunately it will NOT be available
for sale on the upcoming US tour. Running order is now:
1. Oh How She Changed
2. Grace Darling
3. Shine On Silver Sun
4. The Antique Suite
i The Reaper
ii We Must Cross The River
iii Antiques & Curios
iv Hey, It's Been A Long time
6. Midnight Sun
7. Cold Steel
i Hero's Theme
ii Deep Summer's Sleep
iii The Winter Long
WITCHWOOD MEDIA TO RELEASE WATERSONS' YORKSHIRE CHRISTMAS ALBUM
On 6 Nov Witchwood will release this unique album - the first
non-Strawbs-related to be announced (but not the last - watch the space).
'A Yorkshire Christmas', a documentary in song, stories and dialect, is a
unique historic record of Christmas at the turn of the 20th century. The
inimitable Watersons sing various Christmas songs, interwoven with
inimitable dialect stories and readings from Kit Calvert MBE from Hawes,
the saviour of Wensleydale cheese, and other contributors - Mabel Race from
Liverton Mines, who was in her nineties when the programme was made, and
Norman Benson from Whitby.
'A Yorkshire Christmas' is a priceless reminder of a long-gone era.
The songs for 'A Yorkshire Christmas' are the last recordings made together
as a group by the Watersons - Norma, Lal and Mike Waterson, and Martin
Carthy. They were recorded in December 1980 at Crathorne Hall in North
Yorkshire for a Radio Tees programme produced by David Cousins, who had
then traded in the Strawbs for a career in broadcasting.
The Watersons are England's premier singing family and their recordings
played a hugely influential role in the British folk music revival. The
group released five studio albums – 'Frost and fire', 'A Yorkshire
garland', 'For pence and spicy ale', 'Sound, sound your instruments of
joy', and the last 'Green fields', recorded in April 1980.
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS US/CAN TOUR, OCT/NOV 2005
A date is added in Montreal on 7 Nov at Cafe Campus, 57, Rue Prince-Arthur
Est Montreal, QC H2X 1B4 - (514) 844-1010. Also a change of venue on 9th
Nov from O'Costigan's, Edmundston NB to Ginger's Tavern, Halifax NS.
Merchandise on sale:
Lambert Work In Progress
Cousins & Wakeman Live
Cousins & Conrad - High Seas
Full list of dates at the foot of this newsletter.
GOOD OLD BOYS, 19 OCT, MARKET HARBOROUGH
The Good Old Boys are Hud on drums, Nick Simper (ex-Deep Purple, bass),
Alan Barratt (ex Jo-Jo Gunne), Peter Parks (guitar, ex-Warhorse) and Simon
Bishop (guitar, Hud's sparring partner in High Society), and together they
make up a band which clearly just loves playing.
Catch their show at:
The Union Inn
LEICESTER LE16 7AY
Tel: 01858 433277
"a perfect blend for the 50s 60s Rock 'n' Roll / R&B enthusiast"
JOHN FORD SHOWS/RADIO IN OCTOBER
John will be on WUSB 90.1FM Stony Brook - Thursday, Oct. 6th 10AM - Noon -
on The Jill Morrison Show along with Vincent Russo, the Program Director of
the Huntington Arts Council sponsoring the Harry Chapin Rainbow Stage and
Allison Bryant, Events Assistant for the Nassau Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
in Huntington, NY who is sponsoring the Long Island Fall Festival. The show
can be heard live via internet stream at www.wusb.fm
Sat 8 Oct 2005, 3:30-4:45pm, Long Island Fall Festival at Harry Chapin
Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington. Admission is FREE - Bring a
chair or blanket
(LATE NIGHT Tuesday into) Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, on WOR 710AM - 1 AM -
into wee hours of Wednesday morning - For all you night birds, John Ford
will be a guest on The Joey Reynolds Show. Joey Reynolds : Leader of The
Royal Order of the Night People. He's Mr. Nice Guy of Night Radio from
coast-to-coast over the WOR Radio Network, and especially in New York City
where his satellited show, which originates over WOR 710 AM, is the
absolute king of the night. The show can be heard live via internet stream
at http://www.wor710.com. NOTE: This is on early Wed. morn before the
Wed 19 Oct 2005 at 10pm, Satalla's NYC following Acoustic Strawbs gig there
earlier that night. Tickets are $12.
Both John and Acoustic Strawbs playing that night. Satalla's are making a
special offer - $30 in advance/$35 at the door for both shows!
Click here for Satalla venue info.
There is a special price for those who want to see both shows. Those with
Strawbs tickets can pay $5 more for to see John's show as well.
And finally, the Long Island Musician's Support Network is holding a Mardi
Gras Halloween to help New Orleans
From Long Island to Louisiana
a Mardi Gras Benefit for Katrina's Piano Fund
Friday October 28th, 2005, 6:30pm-1am
Headlining the event will be legendary rockers Vince Martel of Vanilla
Fudge and John Ford of the Strawbs with special guests String Alley, and
other acts to be announced soon.
The evening will begin with a Mardi Gras Happy Hour at 6:00 pm, there will
be New Orleans inspired drink specials, Mardi Gras masks and costumes, plus
plenty of give aways.
Admission is only $10. A guitar will be autographed by Vince Martel and
John Ford at the end of the evening. More info at:
Lots of new features on StrawbsWeb in case you haven't looked for a while.
Since re-launch we've added a few more downloads, particularly of Strawbs
songs recorded by fans. Check out the downloads section.
Breaking news "ticker" on the main page
Search - new search engine has been sourced - the old one wasn't capable of
indexing the entire site, this one is
Help - revised Help page reflecting new 3 level menu system
News section - StrawbsWebNews archive added
Downloads section - short clips of Strawbs tracks (where permitted), some
radio shows with live performances and interviews
Fan downloads - covers of Strawbs songs by fans
Albums section - sleeve notes section added to most album pages (thanks to
Nigel Bennett for these)
Album pages and Related pages - submenu system added
Various artists section - quite a few new additions here
Lyrics section - major update incorporating lyrics from recent albums -
search feature to follow
Live section - setlists redesigned, thoroughly re-organised
Setlists - a number of new setlists added.
Tour programmes - added scanned tour programmes from: Calderone Hall, Dec
1975; Suffolk'n'Good Festival, Aug 1993; Chiswick, Aug 1998; and electric
tours in 1999, 2000 and 2001
History section - updated Strawbs family tree (thanks to Dwight Hodge) and
Features - reorganised for better access; Dave Lambert guitar feature
updated by DL, now includes the blue Dean guitar
Related section - various new related bands/artists added - Paul Brett,
Cousins & Conrad, Cousins & Willoughby, Sonja Kristina, Hud, The Good Old
Boys, The Nashville Teens, ThirdWorld War, Blue Weaver, Wakeman & Cousins,
Yes. Nearly all other artists' pages added to/updated.
STRAWBS CHRISTMAS PARTY, 26 NOV, NPL, TEDDINGTON
Strawbs hold their Christmas Party fairly early - but what a Christmas
event it will be. The plan is to recreate some of the atmosphere of
Strawbs' White Bear parties of yore. The band will perform in fancy dress,
audience is very welcome to join in.
There are likely to be special guests - start time 8.00pm (bar open early
before that); ticket price £10.
National Physical Laboratory
Box Office: 020 8943 6314
CRY NO MORE AT CHRISTMAS, 17 DEC, TURKS HEAD, TWICKENHAM
Early warning that these two timeless troubadours have once again got their
act together for their regular Christmas show. Not to be missed.
Tickets £7.50, doors usually about 8/8.30 pm.
Tickets can be reserved on 0208 408 3192. You can pay when you pick up your
tickets on the night.
US/CAN TOUR DATES
Friday 07 October 2005
Playhouse In The Park, Mobile, AL
(A Benefit for the American Diabetes Association)
Saturday 08 October 2005
Redlight Cafe, Atlanta, GA
Sunday 09 October 2005
Coastline Convention Centre, Wilmington, NC
An Evening With The Acoustic Strawbs - By Invitation
Please note: No sales at the door
Tuesday 11 October 2005
Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday 12 October 2005
Gravity Lounge, Charlottesville, VA
Thursday 13 October 2005
Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA
Friday 14 October 2005
The Strand, Lakewood, NJ
Saturday 15 October 2005
Music At The Mission, Milford, NJ
Sunday 16 October 2005
The Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA
2 shows - 5.30 and 8.00pm
Tuesday 18 October 2005
Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
Wednesday 19 October 2005
Satalla, New York, NY
Show with John Ford – special double ticket price
Thursday 20 October 2005
Towne Crier, Pawling, NY
Friday 21 October 2005
Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY
Saturday 22 October 2005
Narrows Center For The Arts, Fall River, MA
Sunday 23 October 2005
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY
Tuesday 25 October 2005
Milestones, Rochester, NY
Wednesday 26 October 2005
Bellville Opera House, Bellville, OH
Thursday 27 October 2005
WKSU-FM, Kent, OH
Thursday 27 October 2005
The Winchester, Cleveland, OH
Friday 28 October 2005
Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday 29 October 2005
Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, IL
Sunday 30 October 2005
The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday 01 November 2005
Hugh's Room, Toronto
Wednesday 02 November 2005
Hugh's Room, Toronto ON
Thursday 03 November 2005
Aeolian Hall, London ON
Friday 04 November 2005
Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts, Oakville ON
Saturday 05 November 2005
Hamilton Place, Hamilton ON
Saturday 07 November 2005
Cafe Campus, Montreal QC
Wednesday 09 November 2005
Ginger's Tavern, Halifax NS
Thursday 10 November 2005
Imperial Theatre, Saint John NB
Friday 11 November 2005
Capitol Theatre, Moncton NB
Saturday 12 November 2005
The Fredericton Playhouse, Fredericton NB
Sunday 13 November 2005
Mersey House, Liverpool NS
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