Phil Beer + Sumner Anderson + Rosewood : The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, NUNHEAD, London SE15 3BE.
Tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/thegooseisout
Phil is one half of folk supergroup Show Of Hands and is much in demand as a multi-instrumentalist and producer. He has been described by the Guardian as 'where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide'. He was nominated for the coveted Musician of the Year title in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He is perhaps best known as a top-flight fiddler, but his skills don't stop there: he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitars, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing his rich and remarkable vocals.
Sumner Anderson are Rob Anderson & Anne Sumner they formed a partnership in early 2016. Both were singer-songwriters in their own right, and regulars on the London open mic circuit. A chance conversation led them to a musical experiment, the results of which have been as surprising as they are irresistible.
Their backgrounds couldn't be more different. Anne grew up in '80s and '90s south-east England, was raised at the piano, writing songs through her teens but only taking up the guitar much later in a bid to expand her songwriting and performing potential. Rob has been playing guitar for over 40 years, influenced by his US west-coast upbringing, always returning to his American country folk roots. He's collaborated with singer-songwriters from Oregon to Oval, and began writing his own material while fronting The Wayne Drury Project in 2011. With virtually no common musical influences, it's a combination that, on paper shouldn't work – and yet onlookers have consistently and enthusiastically agreed that it does.
Rosewood sing and play traditional and contemporary songs and instrumentals, some of which they have written themselves. Their unique features are the range of their source material and the array of instruments they play. These include bandoneon, footbass, hammered dulcimer, bagpipes, bouzouki, and deskbells. Two members of Rosewood were previously in Crownstreet, who you may have heard of.