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Fire & Dust – The Woodie Guthrie Story: Reg Meuross with Marion Fleetwood & Geraint Watkins @ Alstonefield Village Hall

September 23 @ 7:30 pm

£16.50

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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 Townsend, 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.

Featuring

Reg Meuross

Reg Meuross appearing at this event

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 “…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).

Geraint Watkins

Geraint Watkins appearing at this event

Keyboard / squeezebox player & vocalist who has worked with such diverse names as Nick Lowe, Van Morrison, Andy Fairweather Lowe and Shakin’ Stevens.

Also Appearing

Marion Fleetwood

With a career spanning 30 years, Marion has built a remarkable reputation as a professional musician, both as a live performer and in the studio.

She hails from the fine maritime city of Liverpool but now lives in Stratford upon Avon. But she has not lost the Liverpudlian love of laughter and adds a relaxing light-hearted touch to any session or gig she is involved with, without losing her professionalism – her hard fought for and hard won reputation as an exceptional musician is precious to her.

Folking.com – ‘Delicate and soaring strings….a very fine multi-instrumentalist.’

Alstonefield Village Hall
Alstonefield
DE6 2FR

Fri 23rd September 2022 7:30pm

Licensed bar

Venue

ALSTONEFIELD: Village Hall
Beresford Lane
Alstonefield, DE6 2FR
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Reg Meuross Singer Songwriter Storyteller