Sent by Dick Greener, 13 Apr 2013
Apologies first off - Strawbsweb hasn't been as regularly updated as I would have liked over the last month or so, for various reasons which I won't go into (not health stuff so don't worry!). In particular I wasn't able to warn people that the Wigan show was cancelled. And I have been sent plenty of stuff from the extremely successful Moodies cruise, which I'll get onto the site as soon as I can.
I'm away now for a short holiday, so - for now ...
* Upcoming Acoustic dates
* Jann Klose/John Hawken dates
* Roy Hill dates
More later in the month, or early in May.
UPCOMING ACOUSTIC DATES
Saturday 20 April, St Mary the Virgin Ingleton
Saturday 27 April, Corn Exchange Exeter
Sunday 28 April, St Andrews Hall Norwich (with Curved Air, Wishbone Ash)
Friday 24 May, Trading Boundaries Fletching
(Zombies) Saturday 25 May, The Anvil Basingstoke
(Zombies) Thursday 30 May, G Live Guildford
(Zombies) Saturday 1 June, IndigO2 London
Friday 21 June, Fishpond Ballroom Matlock Bath
Friday 30 August to Sat 1 Sep - Weyfest (date of show to be confirmed)
JOHN HAWKEN DATES WITH JIM McCARTY & JANN KLOSE
Anne Leighton (Strawbs US publicist) sends me details of some tour dates for Jim McCarty's Flip Side Tour with John Hawken & Jann Klose.
Sat 8 June, Gravenhurst, ON - Canada Peter's Players
Thu 13 June, Rochester, NY Lovin' Cup
Fri 14 June, Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theatre
Sun 16 June, Cambridge, MA Club Passim
Sun 23 June, Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
And for us UK types - a long range forecast:
Oct 3, London - Eel Pie Club Twickenham
Check out the kickstarter campaign:
She is hoping to get some otyher UK and German dates: more news when I have it.
ROY HILL DATES
Saturday 20 April: The Crown, 53 High Street, Old Oxted, Surrey RH8 9LN
Songwriter' Night: Roy Hill, Ty Watling, Geoff Easeman and Steve Gamble
£7.50/£15 with dinner
Tickets and details from The Crown 01883 717853
Tuesday 7 May: The Punch And Judy, 11 St Stephens Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 2AB
Roy Hill and Steve Whalley 8.30 Free admission
Saturday 11 May: The Ivy Leaf, Darenth Road, Dartford, Kent DA1 1LS
Roy Hill and Steve Whalley 8.30 Free Admission
Friday 31 May: Folk Ale. The Kentish Horse, Cow Lane, Markbeech, Kent TN8 5NT
Roy Hill and Friends (didn't know he had any ;)
Tickets and details: http://www.grantrule.org/folkale/folk-ale-2013/
Sunday 16 June: Sunday At Seven, Ram Jam Club: 46 Richmond Road, Kingston KT2 5EE
Roy Hill and Steve Whalley
Doors open at 6, Showtime 7pm sharp
(He means it! Still goes on quite late though, so damn good value.)
As well as being the 40th anniversary of "Part Of The Union", let's not forget that it's also
the 40th anniversary of one Mr Chas Cronk joining the band
and the 30th anniversary of the reforming of the band to play first on Rick Wakeman's celebrated "Gastank" TV show and then later that year at the Cambridge Folk Festival - Brian, Blue, Hud and John hooked up with Dave Cousins and Tony Hooper a two barnstorming set comeback - a number of our friends were there (and are clearly visible in the audience on the film!)- more later in the year ...
And of course, next year, the 45th anniversary will roll around. After discussions at the Witchwood Board meeting this week, I can tell you that there are a few nice surprises on the drawing board (but I can't tell you what they are just yet). Watch this space!
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."