Lauded by Bob Dylan, and every other folk musician of importance, Ashley Hutchings MBE has had a storied and eventful career in Folk and world music. From his time as a founding member of Fairport Convention, his career as a session musician and record producer, and involvement with such groups as Steeleye Span, The Albion Country Band, Morris On, Rainbow Chasers and the Lark Rise Band his devotion to English folk music knows no bounds.
He has put together a new and entertaining words and music show entitle, The Beginnings of Fairport Convention. As a leading founder member of Fairport back in 1967 he is in a great position to tell the story of the start of Britain’s favourite folk-rock band.
Ashley teams up with Becky Mills to present the show which is informative, funny and full of wonderful music. Ashley has thrown in some great stories of the music scene in London in the late sixties. Stories which include Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album, and much else besides.
A Lichfield Arts Spokesman said ‘Ashley Hutchings has performed at the Guildhall many times, and his first hand stories of the music scene in 1960’s London make you feel that you are experiencing that same excitement. Add the glorious voice of Becky Mills, and you will have an unmissable evening of music’.
Tickets for this intimate night of music and story-telling are £15.50, £13.95 for Friends of Lichfield Arts and £7.75 for under 16’s. For further information and to book tickets visit www.lichfieldarts.org.uk, phone (01543) 262223, or call into the Lichfield Arts Box Office in Donegal House on Bore Street.