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Sent: Wed, 31 Aug 2005

A few more snippets before August bids us farewell.



* Acoustic Strawbs - September UK Tour
* Sonja Kristina/Mask
* Leatherat



After a taster at the stunning Leicester Cathedral show, the Acoustic
Strawbs continue their tour tonight (Aug 31) with a "workshop" gig at their
Teddington base, the National Physical Laboratory . That's expected to
follow the pattern of some US gigs last tour and involve lots of chat from
the boys about how the songs were originally written and subsequently
reworked for acoustic delivery.

We won't spoil your enjoyment by listing the new additions here - check out
Alison's brief review and pix on Strawbsweb if you can't bear not knowing.

The rest of the tour is as follows:

Thursday 1 September 2005
Penrith Playhouse, Penrith

Friday 2 September 2005
The Bein Inn, Glenfarg

Saturday 3 September 2005
The Bein Inn, Glenfarg

Sunday 4 September 2005
The Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow

Thursday 8 September 2005
Mr Kyps, Poole

Friday 9 September 2005
Tower Arts Centre, Winchester

Saturday 10 September 2005
North Shropshire Folk, Whitchurch Leisure Centre

Friday 16 September 2005
Rockingham Arms, Wentworth

Thursday 22 September 2005
Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool

Friday 23 September 2005
Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

Saturday 24 September 2005
Riga Music Bar, Westcliff On Sea

Monday 26 September 2005
Tudor Folk, Chesham

Thursday 29 September 2005
The Swan, Leek

Friday 30 September 2005
The Windsor Club, Neath, West Glamorgan


Sonja Kristina filled in briefly for Sandy Denny after Sandy's departure,
then went on to fame if not fortune with the splendid Curved Air.

Her current project is a duo venture with Marvin Ayres called Mask - their
website - - describes their music as experimental
voice and strings soundscapes. fusing elements of Ambient/Electronica,
Trance and Classical music to breathtaking and original effect.

They have a new dual sided CD/DVD album out this month entitled Heavy
Petal. There are media clips on the website, check it out.

Also a good Sonja website at, by Richard Wynne
who also runs the Curved Air website, who's
allowed me to use pix and info from his site for the new "related" page on
Sonja coming soon on the new Strawbsweb.


Leatherat is the name of the folk/rock band in which longtime Strawbs fan
Kevin West (whose photos have graced the pages of Strawbsweb on a number of
occasions. (He also used to sell programmes for us at various gigs back in
the 1999-2001 period.) They're playing a gig at the Mill Banbury on
Saturday 3 September. Doors 7.30 - show starts 8.00 Tickets 5.00 - Box
Office 01295 252050

Two support bands - Shala and Twisted Elbow. Leatherat are on last with
their full electric line up - electric mandolin, electric guitar, fiddle,
acoustic guitar, bass and drums - described as "Folk rock with attitude!!".
Also likely to be some special guests turning up unnanounced.


London, UK
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside"

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