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Posted By: nickp
14-Oct-11 - 04:42 AM
Thread Name: UK: Beverly Smith & Alice Gerrard gigs
Subject: UK: Beverly Smith & Alice Gerrard gigs
One of the most respected musicians in old-time music today, Beverly Smith is in great demand as a guitarist, singer and fiddler, as well as dance caller. A founding member of the Heartbeats, she is also a member of Big Hoedown with Bruce Molsky and Rafe Stefaninni. Most recently she has performed and toured with Carl Jones, with whom she recorded 3 highly praised CDs.
Alice Gerrard is a talent of legendary status. In a career spanning some 40 years, she has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned worldwide respect for her own important contributions to the music. Besides her many solo ventures, she is known for her ground breaking work with the late Hazel Dickens, her collaborations with Mike Seeger, as well as with Tom Sauber and Brad Leftwich as a member of the old time super group, Tom, Brad and Alice.
Having been friends for years, Beverly and Alice are pleased to be pooling their considerable talents into this new project which includes wonderful traditional duet singing, fiery fiddle and banjo, and gorgeous original songs. If you are a fan of early American country music and strong women performers you are in for a treat!
Appearing on Saturday October 15th at Bridgwater Arts Centre, 11-13 Castle Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3DD
and subsequently at:
Sun 16 Crabshell, Kingsbridge, South Devon
Tue 18 The Three Horseshoes, Towersey, Oxfordshire
Wed 19 Willesden Folk Union, Masons Arms London NW10
Thu 20 Wolf Folk Club, Wolferton, Norfolk
Fri 21 The Milkmaid, Bury St Edmunds
Sun 23 Bothy Folk Club, Southport
Mon 24 Caernarfon TBC
Tue 25 Leith Folk Club, Edinburgh
Thu 27 Acoustic Music Club, Kirkaldy, Fife
Sat 29 Mid Border Arts, Presteigne, Powys