Bob Fox, Julie Matthews and Jez Lowe together
Jez Lowe, Bob Fox & Julie Matthews together in a concert of songs and spoken word:
"IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EWAN MacCOLL" THE NEW RADIO BALLADS
Superb night lived up to and beyond my expectations."
"Brilliant night, what a treat. Thanks Julie, Jez and Bob."
"Get there if you can. You wont regret it. A memorable night."
"What a show , you guys are geniuses , that gig was theatre, music, politics and great humour,
an incredible creation, thanks to all of you"
"What a fantastic night with these three giants of the folk world with their inspirational show "In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl, brilliant from the first moment to the last." "Its uncompromising, thought provoking stuff brilliantly performed by three superb musicians."
"It was a fabulous night, three consummate musicians fusing together powerful true
stories from our not so long ago"
"It was better than fantastic!"
In the 50s and 60s Ewan MacColl along with Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger created the groundbreaking Radio Ballads broadcasts for the BBC Home Service using an audio documentary format to highlight the experiences of real people weaving the voices of rarely-heard communities with songs written from and about their recorded interviews. Almost half a century later, in 2006, a new set of Radio Ballads were commissioned by BBC Radio 2 using the same format but this time involving a whole team of stellar musicians, singers and songwriters from the folk/acoustic/roots music scene under the guiding hands of producer John Leonard and musical director John Tams.
Now three members of that team, Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews, have put together a selection of songs from the 2006 new Radio Ballads for a concert performance IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EWAN MacCOLL.
All three are consummate engaging performers of meaningful songs and stories and are multi-instrumentalists whose skills have been honed by decades of live touring. They have all recorded extensively, worked in collaboration with many of the top folk roots artists and bands as well as having highly successful solo careers and are well loved and respected by audiences and colleagues alike.
Expect to be entertained and enlightened by songs of joy, love, hardship and humour.
St George's Venue (View)
Hartlepool TS26 9HP
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