The nice thing about arriving at Dorking Folk Club is that you are automatically made welcome by host and organiser Neil McRitchie and the friendly regulars. The new setting (a slightly smaller room due to the old one becoming too expensive) suits the club and the convivial surroundings lend well to the more intimate ‘acoustic’ setting. Starting with a floorspot from Terry (I’m afraid I didn’t catch his second name) who crooned his way…very well too…and much appreciated by the audience… Continue reading BOB FOX – Dorking Folk Club, Dorking (08.06.11)
Will Scott is known for his bluesy voice, distinctive guitar-playing and heartfelt song writing. Blending blues and Americana with a dash of rock and outlaw country, Scott’s music has captivated crowds worldwide. His energetic, soulful, live performances and acclaimed recordings have made Will Scott one of the most notable artist’s in the blues/roots genre today. Continue reading Will Scott – KEYSTONE CROSSING
With comparisons to Billie Holliday, Alison Kraus, Patti Smith and Dory Previn, Rosie Nimmo has a voice of clarity and depth. Rosie has been singing jazz and blues for several years, including performances in the Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival and the International Book Festival for the last two years. She has been praised in both Scottish broadsheets, the music press and reviewed by the Guardian.
The Radio 2 Folk Awards are chosen and voted for by a panel of professionals (broadcasters, promoters, festival organisers and record companies) who all work in the world of folk, acoustic and roots music. These people (now in their hundreds) are asked to nominate and vote for the people that they consider to have produced and performed the most outstanding work during the past 12 months. Continue reading Folking.com’s favourite Radio 2 moment…