Sent by Dick Greener, 20 Dec
STRAWBSWEBNEWS - DECEMBER 2019
Some fantastic news - Dave Cousins is doing some solo shows in the UK and also in South Africa, off the back of a trip over there. A truly great development, and hopefully there will be more to come in the UK.
Some Acoustic dates for later in the year, and an accolade for The Ferryman's Curse.
Have a happy holiday season and best wishes for a great New Year in 2020.
* Dave Cousins solo gigs, South Africa and UK
* Acoustic gigs 2020
* Ferryman's Curse one of top albums of the decade
* Strawbsweb - upgrades to related band pages
DAVE COUSINS SOLO GIGS, SOUTH AFRICA AND UK
South Africa Dave Cousins solo gigs
News of three Dave Cousins solo gigs tied in with a trip Dave is making to South Africa!
These will be Stories and Songs shows, a format which went down extremely well when Dave did solo shows back in the US a few years back. As a great fan of Cape Town since my recent visit there, I really wish I could be there!
Sun 26 January - Fernkloof Estate, Hermanus
Mon 27 January - Alma Café, Rosebank, Capetown
Tues 28 January - Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch
See http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/live/2020samp.asp for full details of tickets, venues and maps.
UK Dave Cousins solo gigs
Two solo shows announced for the UK so far:
Wed 18 March - Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham
Wed 25 March - Banbury Folk Club, Banbury
Full details to follow.
We'd love to post your photos, reviews, comments and setlists! Either email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or pop them on the Strawbs Facebook group and we'll pick them up from there.
ACOUSTIC GIGS 2020
Fri 10 Jan - Whitty Theatre, Wokingham
Sat 11 Jan - Uxbridge Folk Club, Hillingdon
Fri 7 Feb - Touchline Club, Hockley
Fri 14 Feb - Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton
Wed 4 Mar - Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff
Thu 5 Mar - Public Halls, Harpenden
1-8 Apr - On The Blues Cruise - see below
Fri 17 April - Community Arts Theatre, Tiverton
Sat 18 April - Carnglaze Caverns, St Neots, Liskeard
Sat 26 April - The Old Chapel, Alfriston
Wed 6 May - Over Hulton Folk Club, nr Bolton
Sat 9 May - Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury
Sat 11 July - Festival, Market Rasen
Check out http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/live/2020JanJuly/20_1_7mp.asp for full details of tickets, venues and maps.
FERRYMAN'S CURSE ONE OF TOP ALBUMS OF THE DECADE
Website "The Progressive Aspect" has an article by Andrew Bailey, citing Ferryman as one of the best albums of the decade. Check it out at:
STRAWBSWEB - UPGRADES TO RELATED BAND PAGES
Whilst I was out of action earlier in the year with eye problems. about the only useful thing I could do was to scan stuff from my collection. So I got to it and scanned loads of related band releases, ready to upload when I was able.
So I'm happy to upload new pages for releases by:
King Earl Boogie Band
Cry No More
Jaymes Fenda & The Vulcanes
More to come.
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."