This could possibly be the most exciting, creative and reflective tour that Show of Hands have embarked on as a duo to date, as it combines long-term friend and collaborator Richard Shindell, who most of us, would walk over hot coals to see live.
The tour continues to celebrate that ‘Special Relationship’ and is a rare chance to sit back and enjoy the sounds of three sublime musical innovators, each at the top of their game.
Richard Shindell performing ‘You Stay Here’.
Hailing from New Jersey and now a resident of Buenos Aires, Richard writes flawless, vivid songs that paint pictures and tell stories. ‘You Stay Here’, ‘Reunion Hill’ and ‘Next Best Western’ have long been firm favourites in the Show of Hands repertoire, so when Richard joins Phil and Steve to perform these classics live it will be a very special treat. Many Show of Hands fans will need no introduction to Shindell, but for the uninitiated several of Richard’s songs have been covered by Joan Baez, leading him to tour with her. Richard has also appeared at the Royal Albert Hall as Steve and Phil’s special guest.
Steve says, “We’re really excited about Richard joining us on stage in spring. As well as his solo set we’ll be inviting him to join us to perform some of his best-loved songs, and some of ours too. This will be a very special transatlantic-themed evening spent sharing music and stories.”
The set list includes a rich and diverse blend of music from both sides of the pond, juxtaposing British roots with bluegrass, and sea songs with blues. From the Great War to the Civil War, from Bristol to Baltimore, expect a moving Anglo/American exchange of songs of the road, history and romance.
A classic from the folking archive from our side of the pond – ‘The Blue Cockade’.
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