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June 19, 2024

7:30 pm Free entry

There’s a bit of folk, a dash of country, a touch of Spanish, a cajun flourish, even a whisper of rock with Cambridge-based Thursday’s Band. And a healthy dose of classical, when virtuoso strings start to soar over locked-down guitars. The songs are mostly written by the various band members, but the band also has a repertoire of tunes, set against occasional covers of favourite songs.

The band consists of: Mark Gamon – guitar, voice; Matt Kelly – fiddle, mandolin, viola, voice; Rhys Wilson – guitar, voice; David Cammish – bass.

We are delighted to welcome back to the club acoustic duo, Americano. Consisting of local musicians Viv Lucas and Al Hewson, they perform tributes to the songs of Neil Young and Johnny Cash.

Viv Lucas, has been performing his Southern Man homage to Neil Young since 2007 and club members may know him as the inspiration behind our annual Folk round the Tree summer festival, being a tireless fundraiser for MND. Viv is a singer-songwriter with two albums of his own songs under his belt. vivlucas.com

Al Hewson’s varied musical career has seen him found and front a string of hard-working concert bands and collaborate with many award winning national and international musicians. He has performed on national radio and at festivals up and down the country, and he’s been singing standards and lesser-known numbers from the Man In Black’s extensive back catalogue for almost 50 years, performing both solo as John E Cash and with Americano.

USA Tribute Night with Kelly & Woolley, Chris Wright and Jim Watts

Matt Kelly and Gary Woolley have been playing music together for thirteen years, their first gig being a set of Cajun songs at Ely Folk Festival. The duo have now released three CDs and played at all the major regional festivals. An evening with Matt and Gary will take you on a journey to and fro across the Atlantic with self-penned songs and well-chosen covers. Their own songs are influenced by the great wealth of songwriters drawn from USA and UK over the last fifty years, but tonight they’ll be concentrating on their American repertoire.
Matt is a multi-instrumentalist, playing viola, violin and mandolin and Gary plays guitar. They both contribute to the song writing and vocals.

Young bluegrass guitar maestro Chris Wright is one of our most booked performers at the club and has a great repertoire of songs from different eras and areas of the US. Expect Bluegrass, Dylan, Country and more. Chris has appeared at the club many times in the last few years since we first discovered his amazing talent. He’s played at clubs in Royston and Southern Maltings to name but two.

Jim Watts sings in a rich deep voice accompanied by smooth picking on his vintage Gibson and Levin Guitars. Jim has performed extensively around the UK and in France, playing at all kinds of venues and festivals, and we’re lucky enough to have heard him play here at Baldock Folk Club several times before.
He has a wide eclectic repertoire of Blues ,Folk and Country with songs drawn from Robert Johnson through to Townes Van Zandt.

The Tangler’s Irregulars Session

The Tangler’s Irregulars will be back at the Cock Pub on Sunday, 30th June from 2:30pm.  Why not come and join us at this lovely, friendly pub and hear some great music? Irish Traditional Music, Americana, Old Time and Country, Irish and Scottish songs, with the odd popular classic thrown in. Musicians welcome to join in but please let Brian know you’re coming 07768 274037. Everyone else welcome to come along and listen. Free entry, and a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon! The Cock, High Street, Baldock. SG7 6BG.

Future dates:

21st July 2024

Our regular club nights take place at The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock, SG7 5AW every other Wednesday and are free unless otherwise stated. However do please bring some cash for the whip round for the performers – they’ve had a hard time recently and need our support! Doors open at 7:00pm, music starts at 7:30pm.

Check out our full programme of events here

Watch our previous Round-Up shows here