ARTISTS APPEARING 2019 -2020
All concerts start at 8pm
Doors at 7:30pm
This is our 11th season of HepworthLIVE and we think we have put together another fantastic line up of folk and roots music. Below are the details of all the acts with links to the artists own website and links to buy tickets direct from our website without any commission.
Saturday 30th November
Ruth Notman with
Ruth Notman burst into the limelight as an 18 year old in 2007 with a highly acclaimed album Threads. Rarely has an artist’s first album had such a huge impact on the folk scene. It went on to receive plaudits in The Independent, The Guardian, Mojo among many others while Bob Harris invited her onto his Radio 2 show to play live. A further highly successful album followed 2 years later before she disappeared from the scene to pursue her academic studies. She has returned to music in the last year with a new album with Sam Kelly and is back out on the road again. Ruth was the second person we booked to appear at Hepworth back in our very first season in 2009 and we are delighted to welcome her again, sharing the stage with Chris
Conway and Dan Britton. Blending a West Coast US sound with touches of Celtic and jazz, Chris and Dan are a powerful multi-instrumental duo of singer-songwriters who have played together for 27 years. Their third album Safe Harbour got great reviews and another is on the way. Together they have supported Bob Geldof, Jefferson Starship, Country Joe McDonald, and Roy Wood. As well as their solo careers they are also part of the popular Celtic band Govannen, who have sold 15,000 albums worldwide. Making a full band sound between them, with guitars, keyboards, Irish whistles, and kalimba, there is a seamless blend that only such a long association brings. Please note that Dan Britton will no longer be able to take part in this concert for medical reasons.
Sunday 15th December Belshazzar's Feast
Our final gig of 2019 is a seasonally themed show from the wonderful Belshazzar’s Feastfeaturing Paul Sartin (ex Bellowhead) and Paul Hutchinson with brilliant musicianship and hilarious between songs banter, this is one not to be missed.
‘My personal find of the festival – Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin play like no-one else you’ve ever heard. Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music. But don’t let me give you the impression they’re a lightweight comedy act: they finish the set with a haunting piece of oboe and accordion magic which has the audience spellbound.’
BBC Radio 2 Mike Harding Show online, reviewing Sidmouth Festival
Saturday 8th February
Stephen Fearing and The Sentimentals
Stephen Fearing is one of HepworthLIVE's favourite artists having played here more than anybody else. One of Canada's leading singer song writers and winner of multiple awards he has a mesmerising voice along with masterful guitar playing . This time he will be joined by Danish backing band and folk music pioneers The Sentimentals who have toured both America and Europe with American, Canadian, Danish and Swedish artists since 2004 playing 1000+ shows.
Plus support - Jack Parker
Saturday 29th February
Track Dogs have been barnstorming the UK with some major festival appearances and collaborations. It has been a pivotal year including playing to a heaving, rocking Trafalgar Square and surprise on-stage participation of Show of Hands’ Steve Knightley and Seth Lakeman at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Well-established in Spain where they are based, they are surprising UK music lovers with “Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.”The four international“madrileños” (Garrett Wall, Dave Mooney, Howard Brown & Robbie K. Jones) whose artistic name derives from the dark subterranean world of New York's subway system, present Fire On The Rails, a kicking album that grows on the work that has opened so many doors for the band. If they are still new to you, check out previous releases Kansas City Out Grooveand Uke Songs By Track Dogs and see why they are so hard to pigeonhole
Saturday 21st March
Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin have proved themselves one of the most captivating and innovative acoustic duos in the UK – winning the ‘Best Duo’ accolade at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and being nominated for the same title again in both 2016 and 2018. The Devon duo have been making ‘world music from the West Country’ since 2010. Now known as Edgelarks they are a class act built on Henry’s much extolled musicianship, Martin’s highly original songwriting and her deep, soulful voice.
“One of the best duos on the planet”- Mike Harding
“Really sophisticated, quite brilliant.”- Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 & 6