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STRAWBSWEBNEWS - ARCHIVE

STRAWBSWEBNEWS - SEPTEMBER 2010 - PART 1

Sent by Dick Greener 8 Sep 2010


Hi all

Some video excitement this month, as well as some updates on Strawbs Electric tour plans.

Cheers

DICK


Contents
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* Wakeman/Cousins 40th Anniversary DVD Preview
* Electric Tour Canada - Hero And Heroine Live
* Electric Tour UK - new dates announced
* Sandy & Strawbs tops Amazon Bluegrass chart
* Cathryn & Brian - tribute show in US
* Roy Hill - Switzerland launch - 26 Sept
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WAKEMAN/COUSINS 40th ANNIVERSARY DVD PREVIEW
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There is now an embedded link to a YouTube video preview of the forthcoming Wakeman/Cousins DVD release on Strawbsweb. It's available in both ordinary (640 wide) size (on the main front page) and HD high resolution (on the album page) at:

http://www.strawbsweb.co./albtrack/40rwdc/40rwdc.asp

Looks absolutely fabulous, and really reflects the captivating nature of the warm and relaxed performance of the two old friends, reunited on stage at last.

You can pre-order at Witchwood Records:

http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/wwr/product_info.php?products_id=118

Price is 15.99 plus P&P on its own. If you buy both this and Strawberry Fayre at the same time from Witchwood Records, price is 27 plus P&P.


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ELECTRIC TOUR CANADA - HERO AND HEROINE LIVE
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The Canada tour dates will feature the whole of Hero And Heroine played live (never before attempted) !!

Also uploaded, a copy of the new Electric band poster, featuring John Young and Tony Fernandez.

Another date (Gravenhurst, ON, 3 Oct) has been added to the Canadian tour schedule, which now looks like this.

Sat 2 Oct, The Place, Hamilton ON
Sun 3 Oct, Peter's Place, Gravenhurst ON
Tue 5 Oct, Hugh's Room, Toronto ON
Wed 6 Oct, Hugh's Room, Toronto ON
Thu 7 Oct, Outremont Theater, Montreal QC

Maps and details now on Strawbsweb at:

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/@f/f_1010.htm


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ELECTRIC TOUR UK - NEW DATES ANNOUNCED
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New dates in Liverpool (15th) and Kinross (16th) added to the tour schedule, which now looks like this:

Wed 10 Nov, Robin 2, Bilston
Thu 11 Nov, The Cluny, Newcastle
Fri 12 Nov, Buck Hotel, Reeth
Sat 13 Nov, Flowerpot, Derby
Sun 14 Nov, The Stables, Wavendon
Mon 15 Nov, Stanley Theatre, Liverpool
Tue 16 Nov, The Green Hotel, Kinross
Wed 17 Nov, The Globe, Cardiff
Thu 18 Nov, The Beaverwood, Chislehurst,
Sat 20 Nov, Astor Theatre, Deal
Sun 21 Nov, Mr Kyps, Poole
Thu 25 Nov, Boom Boom, Sutton
Sat 27 Nov, Borderline, London

Maps and details now on Strawbsweb at:

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/@f/f_1011.htm


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SANDY & STRAWBS TOPS AMAZON BLUEGRASS CHART
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On 5 Sep, the remastered All Our Own Work was TOP of the Amazon Bluegrass bestsellers list, and is still at the time of writing this, up there at number 2. It also features in the folk charts.


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CATHRYN & BRIAN - TRIBUTE SHOW IN US
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As some of you may know, Cathryn's father Judge John G Sowder died on 23 August and Cathryn stayed over in the US (with Brian joining her) for the funeral, which meant that some UK gigs had to be deferred. Cathryn has sent her thanks for the many messages of condolence she and her family received.

They have decided to institute an annual benefit concert for one of the causes her father supported - the local Volunteer Rescue Squad and the future Station 4, at Lanexa.

The first annual concert will be at Sportsmen Tavern, 3560 North Courthouse Road, Providence Forge, on Sunday September 12th, from 6.00 - 8.00pm. Tickets are $10, available in advance, or at the door ... 804 966 2990.

Cathryn and Brian are looking forward to resuming their gigging schedule on September 24th, with their appearance at the Madame Guitar Festival, Tricesimo, Italy.


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ROY HILL - SWITZERLAND LAUNCH - 26 SEPT
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And last, but not least, a reminder that Roy's long awaited second solo album, Switzerland (the first came out in 1978!) will launch at the Ram Jam Club on 26 Sept, an event that some have been waitng most of their lives for ....

The Ram Jam Club at the Grey Horse pub
46 Richmond Road
Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EE
020 8541 4328
Doors: 7.30; showtime 8.30
Admission 5.00

Do check out Roy's regularly updated MySpace at:

http://www.myspace.com/royhillwordsandmusic


[ends]

DICK GREENER
STRAWBSWEB- www.strawbsweb.co.uk
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."