Sent: 25 June 2008
Now that (sadly) both Strawbs' UK and US tours are over for another year, I'm squeezing a last minute second Strawbswebnews into June to bring you up to date on a few bits of late news.
Good news on the releases front - the missing three A&M releases ARE coming out, as is an audio version of the electric band show in Bilston in 2006 which was filmed for DVD.
Various upcoming gigs for Acoustic Strawbs and various associated artists/bands.
* Acoustic Strawbs, Gillingham Festival - 13 July
* Acoustic Strawbs dates - August-October
* Broken Hearted Bride - last chance to order
* Lay Down With The Strawbs
* Strawbs, Dragonfly & Nomadness
* John Ford news
* Brian & Cathryn gigs - US tour/UK gigs June/July
* Good Old Boys gigs
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS, GILLINGHAM FESTIVAL - 13 JULY
The gig is at the Marquee starting at 7.30pm.
Nick Harper is the support.
Tickets are £12 £6
Buy tickets online or call the box office on 01747 853514
Festival website is: http://www.gillinghamfestival.org.uk/
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS DATES - AUGUST-OCTOBER
Early warning of a few acoustic dates for the next few months.
Saturday 2 August Karlshoy Musik Festival Karlsoy, Norway
Wednesday 9 September - The Lowry Studio, Salford Quays
Monday 15 September - Minster WM Club Isle of Sheppey
Wednesday 24 September - The Musician Leicester
Saturday 27 September - Cramphorn Theatre Chelmsford
Sunday 28 September - Madame Guitar Fest Tricesimo (Udine)
Friday 3 October - Unicorn Theatre Abingdon
BROKEN HEARTED BRIDE - LAST CHANCE TO PRE-ORDER
The pre-ordering for Broken Hearted Bride will close on 30 June. Your last chance to pre-order this new album, coming out in September, get your name in the booklet and get a free Dave Cousins solo CD - all for £20 plus p&p.
www.witchwoodrecords.co.uk - go to the online shop.
LAY DOWN WITH THE STRAWBS
A few of you have been contacted by Amazon about this - it is in fact the audio release of the Bilston 2006 electric show which was filmed for DVD. It is not a Witchwood Media release, however it may be the case that the Witchwood Records online shop will stock them.
At present I don't have any price, availability details other than Amazon:
I believe the release date is intended to be 14 July.
STRAWBS, DRAGONFLY & NOMADNESS
Release date is 5 August. Details on Strawbsweb on main page - previews of bonus tracks coming shortly.
JOHN FORD NEWS
JOHN FORD RADIO INTERVIEW
Thursday, 26 June 2008 @5 PM WCUC - 26 Jun 2008, 20:00
91.7 FM WCUC Clarion, PA - broadcasts to 5 surrounding counties in NW PA, Clarion, PA and NW PA w/ 40 mile range, Pennsylvania
John will be on with Peg Watts-Cartwright, Radio Host for "Hippie Chick Radio" speaking about his upcoming gig at "POWER OF PROG Festival" and Inaugural Progressive Rock Hall of Fame Awards Presenter for 2008 Inductee Award to KANSAS, along with news about his new album and other topics. Single, Big Hit In India. Peg will be playing tunes from John Ford's repertoire of music and band projects.
JOHN FORD RADIO INTERVIEW - 22 JUNE - NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
'The John Ford Interview' will start airing 10PM Sunday, 22 June, 2008 on THE STRANGE DAVE SHOW available On Demand Podcast @ www.strangedaveshow.com
Syndicated on Internet and terrestrial radio stations worldwide.
John talks about jamming live on stage with Jimi Hendrix and talks about having to put up with the egos of lead singers while on tour including Marty Balin of Jefferson Starship and dealing with anti semitism from bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd. (1 hour Interview).
JOHN FORD TO HEADLINE DAY 2 OF POWER OF PROG FESTIVAL ON 28 JUNE 2008
AND PRESENTER AT 2008 PROGRESSIVE ROCK HALL OF FAME AWARDS (DAY 3)
Power of Prog Festival 3 Day Festival & 2008 Progressive Rock Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
Date: Fri-Sun Jun 27-28-29 2008
John Ford Set @ 9:00-10:30PM June 28 Day 2 &
Presenter for 2008 Progressive Rock Hall of Fame Awards @ 5:30-6:30PM June 29 Day 3
Kirkland Art Center - KAC
9 1/2 East Park Row across from Village Green,
Clinton (near Utica upstate New York)
New York 13323
Tickets: General Admission - All Ages
Single Day Pass $25 Advance or $30 Day of Show
Special 3 Day Pass $60 for Advance Sales Only! $75 Starting Friday 27 June
Advance Ticket Purchase Info and Performance/Events Schedule www.myspace.com/powerofprog
BUY TICKETS http://shop.melodicrevolution.com/category.sc?categoryId=76
Complete details at:
John Ford: www.johnfordmusic.net
John Ford Myspace - www.myspace.com/johnfordofthestrawbs
POWER OF PROG FESTIVAL Website - www.myspace.com/powerofprog
Progressive Rock Hall of Fame Myspace - www.myspace.com/progressiverockhalloffame
Progressive Rock Hall of Fame website - www.progressiverockhalloffame.com
BRIAN & CATHRYN GIGS - US TOUR/ UK GIGS JUNE/JULY
Cathryn & Brian are planning a US tour this September.
If anyone is interested in having a house concert/private party or would like to see them play at a particular venue, please contact Amanda Baughn (firstname.lastname@example.org) 732-744-6141
Some UK gigs in June/July:
Fri 27th June - The Wesley Centre, Maltby
Sat 28th June - Nine Kings Bistro at the Teesdale Restaurant, Barnard Castle
Tues 8th July - Black Horse, Amberley
Fri 11th July - Reeth Memorial Hall
For further details see www.brianwilloughby.com.
GOOD OLD BOYS GIGS
Friday 27th June
The Hour Glass,
144 Chapel Lane,
Tel: 01494 525094
Friday 04 Jul
Hayes Working Mans Club & Institute Ltd.
Hayes, UB3 3NB
Tel: 0208 5731721
Wednesday 09 Jul 2008
Dusty's, Homer Green Sports Association
Homer Green, nr High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 6UF
Please tel: 01494 714985, or 711485 for details.
Wednesday 06 Aug 2008
Eel Pie Club, The Cabbage Patch
67 London Road
Twickenham, TW1 36Z
Please call 0208 892 3874 for details
Friday 29 Aug
The Gordon Arms
High Wycombe, HP13 6EP
Tel: 01494 522977
Friday 05 Sep 2008
Eastcote, HA5 2PR
Tel: 020 842 94717
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