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Dick Greener
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Sent by Dick Greener, 7 Apr 2016

Hi all

In the mounting excitement as the UK and US electric tours approach, don't forget there are other Strawbs shows coming up as well - Acoustics shows in the UK and an opportunity to see John Ford live in New York area. News also in of a guitar book featuring Dave Lambert.




* John Ford gig 8 April
* Acoustic Strawbs - April-June UK gigs
* Dave Lambert - unstrung guitar hero
* Electric Strawbs - UK gigs (reminder)
* Electric Strawbs - US gigs (reminder)
* and finally ...


News just in that John returns to the Port Washington Public Library with his band after a hiatus of 2 years. You'll hear songs from his recent great album, A Better Day, as well from Strawbs, Hudson Ford, The Monks and other special favourites from Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Kinks. The show will open with new originals off his upcoming surf-styled, Shadows influenced, No Talking - Vol 2 instrumental album.

Port Washington Public Library - Latham Auditorium
(Latham Auditorium)
1 Library Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
Free admission, all ages


There's also a review of John's new album at


Fri 15 Apr - Square & Compass, Ilminster
Sat 16 Apr - Guildhall, St Ives
Sun 17 Apr - Matthews Hall, Topsham

Fri 17 Jun - Cricket Club, Sunbury
Sun 19 Jun - Folk Festival, Beverley

Check out Apr-June gigs page for venue details:


Our very own Dave Lambert is included in a soon to be released book "Unstrung Heroes: Fifty Guitar Greats You Should Know" by Pete Braidis, which is the result of interviews conducted by the author over the last year or so.

It's available to pre-order on Amazon at:

The publishers' blurb says:

"There may be plenty of books on guitar players, but there are very few, if any, that delve into the guitar players who have been somewhat "under the radar" through the years. This book gives exposure and long-overdue attention to 50 players who have certainly received some accolades in their careers but yet still remain outside of the mainstream and the typical lists of "guitar greats." Interviews give insight into guitar players from various genresincluding hard rockers Rik Emmett, Dave Meniketti, and Pat Travers, heavy metalists Andy LaRocque and Uli Jon Roth, funk masters Michael Hampton and Howard E. Scott, jazz-fusion players Frank Gambale and Carl Verheyen, prog-rockers Steve Hackett and Martin Barre, and singer-songwriters Bruce Cockburn and Richie Furay. The musicians get personal, speaking about their careers in their own words. Also included are short biographies on each player and photographs."

See Publisher site for info:


Fri 22 Apr - Flowerpot, Derby
Sat 23 Apr - Nell's Jazz and Blues Club, West Kensington
Sun 24 Apr - Anchor Arts, Wingham
Wed 27 Apr - Robin 2, Bilston
Thu 28 Apr - The Stables, Milton Keynes
Fri 29 Apr - Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

Check out tour page for venue details:


Thu 5 May - Towne Crier, Beacon NY
Fri 6 May - ROSfest Majestic Theater, Gettysburg PA
Sat 7 May - Sellersville Theater Sellersville PA (afternoon and evening shows)
Tue 10 May - BB King's, NYC NY
Wed 11 May - Strand Centre for Arts, Lakewood NJ
Thu 12 May - Mohegan Sun/Wolf Dn, Uncasville CT
Fri 13 May - YMCA Boulton Centre, Bay Shore NY
Sat 14 May - St Ann's Hall, Wilmington DE
Sun 15 May - Ukranian Cultural Center, Whippany NJ
Tue 17 May - Rams Head, Annapolis MD
Wed 18 May - AMP by Strathmore, N. Bethesda MD
Fri 20 May - Arcade Theater, St Charles IL
Sun 22 May - Turner Hall, Milwaukee MN
Tue 24 May - Music Box Supper Club, Cleveland OH
Wed 25 May - Lovin Cup, Rochester NY
Thu 26 May - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton MA

Check out tour page for venue details:


A few changes to the website to make it easier to go straight to gig details - the "logoberry" has changed and a new "upcoming gigs" page been added which lists confirmed shows. The gig details pages will still be there as well with maps and showtimes etc.


"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."

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