Monday, 28 February 2011

The Validators & ATM Lincoln Gig!

Not To Be Missed...

The Validators & ATM
Student Gig!!
Thursday, March 3 at 7:30pm
Location: The Slug And Lettuce,Lincoln.
Validators MySpace

RIP Suze Rotolo

US artist Suze Rotolo, the girlfriend of Bob Dylan during the early 1960s, has died aged 67.
Suze Rotolo will perhaps be best remembered by Dylan fans as the woman walking arm-in-arm with the famous songwriter on the iconic cover of The Freehweelin' Bob Dylan album, Rolling Stone magazine reported.
Just 17 when the pair began dating in 1961, Rotolo was the muse behind many of Dylan's early love songs, including Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Boots of Spanish Leather and Tomorrow Is a Long Time.
Born and raised in Queens, Rotolo appeared in Martin Scorsese's 2005 film No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, a documentary which focused on Dylan's early career.
She died in New York on February 24 after a long illness.
Read more at Rolling Stone Magazine

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!

February 26 2011 would have been his 79th Birthday.

Friday, 25 February 2011

The Liam Robinson Dance Band New CD

Traditional dance music from Lincolnshire The Liam Robinson Dance Band present their new CD. It features fourteen tunes and songs, representing over 250 years of traditional dance music in Lincolnshire.

This CD is a must buy for anybody interested in English traditional dance music.
Get your copy now from
44 Cranwell Street
Priced £10 (+99p P&P)
Cheques payable to;
The Mini Morris Company
(not available until April 2011)

Track Listing

1. Louth Quickstep/Quickstep from Louth
2. Burton Broom Dance
3. Sheffield Fair/Grinders
4. Welcome Here Again/Gibbons No.9
5. Oats and Beans and Barley
6. Miss Fisher’s Hornpipe
7. The Beavor/Gallop to Fulbeck
8. Rosline Castle
9. Congress at Laceby/Soldier Laddie
10. Acre of Land/Farewell Ye Green Fields
11. Hannoverian Waltz
12. Wednesday Night/Mrs Hubbard’s Reel
13. Market Rasen Quickstep
14. I want to be near you
Liam Robinson one-row melodeon/concertina/vocals
Tim Walker percussion/cornet/flugelhorn/recorder/vocals
Nina Zagorski piano

The CD will be launched at a special Grand Ceilidh at Lincoln Drill Hall on Friday 4th March. Tickets available from Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office 01522 873 894

All enquiries to...
traditional music, song and dance
(+44) 01522 560 163

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Lincoln Stages It's Very Own Bob Dylan Birthday Show!

 “Bringing It All Back Home”

The Bob Dylan Birthday Show
Tuesday 24th May 8pm Tickets £5.00
Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe/Bar, Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln. LN2 1EY
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) has been an inspiration to musicians, songwriters and fans alike for five decades.  A number of his songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences.
We are going to celebrate Dylan’s 70th birthday as well as his life and works on his actual birthday. It will take the form of a ‘pre-booked open mic’ type event where local musicians are invited to play their versions of two or three of their favourite Dylan songs.
The event will be hosted by your very own Coffee Bar Cowboys and is presented in association with bluecrow music.
(Musicians who would like to pre-book a spot should email with contact telephone number)
Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office 01522 873894

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Unreleased Weather Report

The 40th anniversary of the founding of Weather Report in 1971 brings several treats for the band's fans. Joe Zawinul's estate is to issue three previously unreleased live recordings by the group through 2011.

The first, on 28 March, presents a 41-minute broadcast performance from the Berlin Philharmonie in November 1975 featuring Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Alphonso Johnson, Chester Thompson and Alex Acuña. Live in Berlin, 1975 (Art of Groove MIG80020) is a two-disc CD and DVD set. The same audio is also available in a special vinyl edition (MIG80021).

Next up, on the 30 May, is a complete live concert from Cologne in 1983 featuring Zawinul, Shorter, Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim and José Rossy. Titled Live At Rockpalast, Cologne 1983, it will be available in two separate versions – 2CD (MIG80052) and DVD (MIG80057).

The last release, for the latter part of 2011, is a complete live concert from Offenbach in 1978 by the band with Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine. Live At Rockpalast, Offenbach 1978 is also in two versions – 2CD (MIG80092) and DVD (MIG80097). The video has been issued before, as part of the Forecast Tomorrow box set, but this the first discrete issue of the audio.

The recordings will be distributed in the UK by
Proper Note.

See Weather Report @...

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Eagles to Headline Kent Festival

Hop Farm Festival today announced The Eagles will be headlining the event in July.
The legendary rock band will be taking to the stage Friday evening (July 1st), and will be joined by well known fox hunting enthusiast Bryan Ferry as well as Brandon Flowers, Death Cab for Cutie and 10cc. 
Further acts are expected to be announced over the coming weeks, including Saturday night's (July 2nd) main headliner. 
The festival - which takes place at Hop Farm Country Park in Kent - was headlined by Bob Dylan and Van Morrison last year, and featured other acts including Mumford and Sons, Ray Davies, Blondie, Seasick Steve, Pete Doherty and Laura Marling.
According to : "Early bird tickets are no longer available. Two-day tickets are priced at £130. A single day Friday ticket is priced at £70, and Friday only camping is priced at £25. A campervan ticket is priced at £35 for Friday or Saturday, and disabled options are also available. Under 12's go free with a paying adult".
Full details at…

Lincoln Drill Hall Gigs March 2011

Friday 04 Mar 2011   7.30pm Grand Ceilidh! Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)
Friday 11 Mar 2011   8pm Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen Tickets: £12
Saturday 12 Mar 2011   8pm (Jazz) Threeway Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions / £7 students)
Thursday 17 Mar 2011   8pm St Patrick's Night  The Band From County Hell Tickets: £10 in advance (£12 on the day)Wednesday 23 Mar 2011   8pmMaggie Bell, Dave Kelly & The BBQ Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions)
Tickets, Box Office, Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln. LN2 1EY. 01522 873894
All press enquiries to

Sunday, 20 February 2011

John Renbourn: new album & signature guitar

Available now is a new album from guitar supremo John Renbourn. Entitled 'Palermo Snow' the set consists of guitar solos, overdubbed duets, pieces for clarinet and bass clarinet. John says it 'is a little more harmonic/romantic than I have attempted in the past.' Early listens also reveal a tasty bit of jazz/swing. And it isn't long now before you can catch him in concert as he hits the road with long-time collaborator Robin Williamson in April.
In other news, guitar fans take note, John is soon to be honoured with a Martin Signature Model. The basic design is the OM 21S, a beautiful fingerstyle guitar in its own right but there will be numerous variations. Anticipation is high, so for those who can't wait for more detail John has supplied a contact on his website to learn more about the specifications.

Dates with Robin Williamson:
April 2011
Fri  1st SUDBURY The Quay Theatre
Sat  2nd WHITSTABLE Royal Native Oyster Stores
Sun  3rd LONDON The Half Moon, Putney
Tue  5th LEEDS Holy Trinity
Wed  6th BUXTON Buxton Opera House
Thu  7th REETH Reeth Memorial Hall
Fri  8th GATESHEAD The Sage
Sun 10th GLASGOW The Ferry
Tue 12th SWINDON The Arts Centre
Wed 13th HUDDERSFIELD Bar 1:22
Thu 14th CHESTER Alexander's
Fri 15th SHEFFIELD The Greystones
Sat 16th THORNTON CLEVELEYS Thornton Little Theatre
Sun 17th SKELMERSDALE The Engine Rooms
Tue 19th BROMSGROVE The Artrix
Wed 20th ABERYSTWYTH Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Thu 21st BOURNEMOUTH CentreStage
Sat 23rd BRISTOL The Folkhouse
Sun 24th EASTBOURNE Underground Theatre
Wed 27th LONDON The Vortex
Thu 28th HIGH KELLING Voewood
Fri 29th TUNBRIDGE WELLS Trinity Theatre
Sat 30th LINCOLN Westgate School
01526 352153        

Saturday, 19 February 2011

100 Club Saved By Converse?

Mojo Magazine reports that a place for live music since 1942, last September's announcement that West End rock'n'roll omphalos the 100 Club was closing was grave indeed. And in December, it seemed the game really was up when a public campaign to buy it fell short of the £500,000 required. Even pleas by Macca, Mick Jagger and Beady Eye fell on deaf ears.
But the Converse shoe company - which, it should be remembered, has made special edition plimsolls featuring The Ramones, AC/DC, The Clash and Nirvana - has stepped up to keep it open, meaning that stretching ahead once more is a full programme of rock, jazz, punk and more (Sick On The Bus and Drongos For Europe play a double-header there on March 24!).
"Converse and the 100 Club both share a love for music and this partnership is a great opportunity to reunite the 100 Club with a generation who experienced history inside its walls," said Converse in a statement, "as well as introduce it to a new generation with a vow to bring the best in music to its legendary stage."
Owner Jeff Horton has assured London radio station XFM that the shoe company's corporate presence will be discreet. But MOJO wonders, will the new partnership keep the Working Men's Club décor - unchanged since 1973.
We will just have to wait and see what happens!

Friday, 18 February 2011

Big Plans For Robert Johnson's 100th Birthday

Legacy Recordings plan to celebrate Robert Johnson's 100th birthday in a big way. Here is the news: May 8, 2011, marks the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta blues-man Robert Johnson, who, according to legend, sold his soul down at the crossroads of Highway 61 and Highway 49 in a midnight bargain that has haunted the music world for three-quarters of a century.

The 'deal' brought forth Johnson's incandescent guitar technique and a run of 10-inch 78 rpm singles for the Vocalion, Oriole, Conqueror and Perfect labels recorded in San Antonio in 1936 and Dallas in 1937.
Those songs have become a cornerstone of Columbia Records' identity, and will be celebrated on two Centennial releases from Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Bob Dylan: In Concert: Brandeis University 1963

A previously unknown live recording of a 21-year-old Bob Dylan taped at the Brandeis First Annual Folk Festival in Waltham, Massachusetts on May 10, 1963, Bob Dylan In Concert – Brandeis University 1963 captures a performance in front of an appreciative audience two weeks prior to the release of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (May 27, 1963).
Drawn from two sets that spring night at the Brandeis Folk Festival, tracks on Bob Dylan In Concert – Brandeis University 1963 include “Honey, Just Allow Me On More Chance” (incomplete), “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues,” “Ballad Of Hollis Brown,” “Masters of War,” “Talkin’ World War III Blues,” “Bob Dylan’s Dream,” and “Talkin’ Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues.”
Previously available as a limited time offer, Bob Dylan In Concert – Brandeis University 1963 is being reissued in response to overwhelming popular demand for a wide release. The new Columbia/Legacy edition features liner notes penned exclusively for this release by noted Bob Dylan scholar Michael Gray.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

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Faldingworth Live 12 March 2011

Faldingworth Memorial Hall    
Faldingworth LN8 3SE
Saturday March 12th 2011 
John Conolly, Bill Whaley & Dave Fletcher

Doors open 7:15pm for 8:00pm start.
There will be a bar.
Tickets £8.00 can be booked for payment on the door through
01673 843036 or 01673 843036      
or through Dave Longden on 01673 885369 or 01673 885369

Faldingworth Live Website...

Strummin' Steve Jackson - Live Listings

Saturday 19th February 2011- St Mary Magdalene Church, Lincoln (2-3pm).
Strummin' Steve Jackson - Solo Concert in aid of the Church Roof Fund Appeal. (01522-824563).
Admission free,donations to the appeal welcome. Tea/coffee/cakes available
Saturday 26th February 2011- Lincoln Central Library- The Write Note (runs from noon- 2pm)
The acoustic session in the exhibition room is open to musicians & listeners.No admission charge, just turn up & play or listen.
Hosted by Strummin' Steve (01522-824563).

I Am The Dice - Live - Old Nicks Tavern Horcastle March 16

Wed 16 March - Old Nicks Tavern - Horncastle

I Am The Dice (Indie/Rock) A 4 piece predominantly original band from Boston and Spalding although describing themselves as Indie Rock are a bit more diverse.  9pm Start
For details of Old Nick's complete gig listings see... 

01507 526862.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Lincolnshire Hot Gigs

Try and catch one of these Lincolnshire Hot Gigs over the next couple of weeks...
Friday 18 Feb - New Device/Hollywood Tease/Midnight Dogs - Voodoo Lounge Stamford -
Saturday 19 Feb - Absolute Thunder - Yardbirds Rock Club Grimsby
Tue 22 Feb 8pm - Moishes Bagel - Lincoln Drill hall -
Thu 24 Feb 7.30pm – The Hamsters – Blackfriars Arts Centre Boston - 01205 363108
Friday 25 Feb - Kenny Mayle With The Legendary Night Owls - Kings Head Louth -
Sat 26 Feb 9pm - The Detuners - Old Nicks Tavern Horncastle -
Wed 2 Mar 7.30pm - Joe Brown -Grimsby Auditorium -
Wed 2 March 8pm – Mike Harding – Lincoln Drill Hall –
Thu 3 Mar - Gwyneth Herbert Trio - South Holland Centre Spalding -

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Old Nicks Tavern, Horncastle. March Gig List.

                 March 2011 Gig  List
          Old Nicks Tavern, Horncaste.
          01507 526862.


Tues 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th  
Jam & Open Mic Night (Musicians come & join in – ALL genres welcome – backline provided). 8.30pm start.
Sat 5th  
Frixon This 4 piece band is welcomed back to Old Nicks as they guarantee a rocking night of slamming hot music and fun for any night. Great audience participation, great atmosphere. 9pm start.
Sat 12th  
Exhibit A (Classic Rock/Classic Metal) A Nottingham based 4 piece Rock Covers Band.  With an infectious party atmosphere, enthusiasm, energetic front man, pounding drums, solid bass and kick ass guitars. They have developed a reputation for storming pubs, clubs & rallies with a highly charged blend of rock through the ages, from the classics to the present day. 9pm start.
Sat 19th  
The Lizards (Classic Heavy Rock) Formerly known to Old Nicks as Exit Wound, this outstanding 4 piece Newark/Notts based band play covers from AC/DC, AA Top, Velvet Revolver, Aerosmith, Led Zep, Deep Purple and many more. 9pm start.
Sat 26th
Skeleton Crew (Classic Rock/Rock) A hard rock quintet from Nottingham who effortlessly fuse hard-hitting riffs with memorable melodies and rich harmonies, and deliver it all with a complete absence of grace and decorum. If you like your rock music to pirouette down a catwalk wearing lycra and eyeliner then Skeleton Crew UK may not be for you. If, on the other hand, you refer your rock music to make you feel like you’ve just been run over by a rather happy truck or some sort of tractor, then you could be in the right place. Its just good, honest, heavy rock and good honest loud people seem to really like it.  9pm start

Friday, 11 February 2011

Mumford & Sons to perform with Bob Dylan at this year's Grammy Awards.

Mumford & Sons will perform with Bob Dylan at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony.

The band had previously performed with The Kinks' Ray Davies (watch video below), and are now set to hook up with the folk legend at Sunday's (February 13) ceremony at the Los Angeles Staples Center.

They will perform with him as well as North Carolina band The Avett Brothers for an as-yet unannounced number, and will also play their song 'The Cave'.

The band are nominated in the Best Rock Song category for their debut single 'Little Lion Man' and in the Best New Artist category.

Gin House Gig List March 2011

Gin House Gig List March 2011

Hole in the Wall
Horse & Groom
Tap & Spile
Black Bull
Kings Head
Blue Anchor
Black Pig Rally
Breighton Ferry

For further details please email Phil Lovell

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Happy Birthday Bob Marley - Now For The Movie!

Bob Marley would have been celebrating his 66th birthday today had he not succumbed to cancer in 1981 at the tragically early age of 36 - and, notably, at the peak of his musicianship.
The man compressed into his short life what millions of other mortals could not achieve in a hundred years.

It is therefore fitting that, 30 years after his death, The Prophet is being commemorated in a movie by Kevin Macdonald, the British director who gave us The Last King of Scotland.
It has been a long, arduous struggle to capture the life and times of Robert Nesta Marley on celluloid - even the likes of Martin Scorsese found the challenge too daunting. Jonathan Demme also pulled out of the project after producer Steve Bing was said to have been less than impressed by Demme's work.
A report in the Los Angeles Times confirmed this week that it was now all systems go for the comprehensive documentary.
"Titled Marley and set for a release this summer, the movie will examine the brief, creative life of the reggae pioneer ... by interviewing many of the figures in and around him, as well as using archival material. The film will examine 'the life, legacy and global impact of a true legend', said a statement from the producers, Tuff Gong Pictures, Shangri-La Entertainment and Cowboy Films," the newspaper reported.
The movie is due for release later this year to coincide with a series of concerts and re-releases of his music to mark the 30th anniversary of his death.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Traditional Music Session In Lincoln

Traditional Music Session
Saturday, February 26 · 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Burton Road
Hosted By
Liam Robinson
All musicians welcome to come along and join in the tunes at this friendly afternoon session.
More Info...