Friday, 28 September 2012

Robb Johnson headlines major anti-cuts concert at The Yorkie

This Saturday at Lancaster's Yorkshire House (Sept 29th), don't miss a night of anti cuts folk featuring Robb Johnson, Chris Butler and Jezabellezza.

The Guardian describes Robb Johnson "as as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today". His songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr and he enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim. “A modern-day Dostoyevsky” said the US’s Dirty Linen, Mojo made the double CD Gentle Men Folk Album Of The Month, while The Daily Telegraph made it their Folk Album Of The Year.

He returns to the Yorkie with his full band The Irregulars... so expect this folk to be punked up with much fun and merriment, but with a serious message about the struggles of ordinary folk in Tory Britain!

Support comes from Derbyshire protest folk singer Chris Butler. Fusing early Guthrie and Dylan with the DIY energy of punk, Chris’ unique sound has been described by Four Dogs Music as “where punk meets folk and protest meets resistance”. Heavily inspired by the anarcho wing of punk-rock and by political folk singers such as Dick Gaughan and Christy Moore, it's not surprising to find that Butler's songs are "high on political commitment."

Kicking off the night, Manchester's Jezabellezza - offering keyboards, punk and social critique! Jez plays songs that sometimes sound like nursery rhymes.. Don't be fooled by the playful tones - there is a multi-headed political monster at work here, you will be left with questions and confusion..

• Doors open at 8.30pm - £5 On the door.

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