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

Tonight, we celebrate USA’s Independence Day (we’re only one day away from “4th July”!). We’ve asked three of our favourite acts to perform some much-loved American songs for what’s sure to be an evening of wonderful stateside music.

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.

“How to sum up this CD in a few words? Fine song writing, excellent musicianship, delightful harmonies.” – Les Ray, Cambridge 105

“They are both songwriters and have the ability to share their well-constructed narrative tales while drawing the listener in with their fine musicianship.” – FATEA Magazine

It’s official – young bluegrass guitar maestro Chris Wright is our most booked performer at the club (with the possible of exception of Brian, but being club organiser doesn’t count!). Chris has appeared at the club more often than any other performer in the last few years since we first discovered his amazing talent. Since then, the news has travelled and 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.

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