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What’s on in Ely, Littleport, Soham and Witchford
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Dana and Susan Robinson supported by Chris Fox
November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The genius of a Dana and Susan Robinson performance lies in their ability to capture the imagination of their audience, evoking a transformative experience that touches on the deepest humanity. They can make the audience howl with laughter or hush with poignant reflection as they take them on a journey across America and convey the mystery and wonder of the places they visit. Underpinning the songs is the undeniable rhythm of their trademark guitar/banjo sound. Whether it is quiet or driving, there is a steady and unrelenting groove to the music that supports the lyric and delivers the story in an effortless and magical way. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dana relocated to New England where he discovered both a thriving songwriters scene and the deep well of traditional mountain music. In the early 1980’s, Dana settled in northern Vermont and built a house ‘off the grid’ (no electricity and phone) on 30 acres near the Canadian border. There he founded a popular bakery, café and folk music venue. Dana launched into full-time touring after the release of his 1994 debut CD, Elemental Lullabye, and after receiving a request to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City for Putumayo’s Shelter benefit project. Sue grew up in a musical family in New England. She studied piano, oboe, and Scottish fiddle before meeting Dana in 2002. Sue was working in the environmental field in California when she met Dana at a house concert. Upon moving to North Carolina a short time thereafter, Sue launched into studying with many of the great oldtime musicians in the Asheville area, and naturally adapted to the on-the-road lifestyle.
The evening will open with a set from Chris Fox. Chris is a Cambridgeshire-based singer songwriter. His songwriting style is centred around contemporary stories reflecting life, love, loss and humour found in the human experience. The songs are delivered with a fine voice and intricate guitar playing. His musical influences range eclectically from traditional folk, blues, soul, country and roots. His debut album ‘Parallel crossing’ released in May 2016 has now been followed up with a fine second album entitled ‘Loose Ends’ debuted and well received at Ely Folk Festival this year.
Tickets cost £10 in advance (£11 on the door) and can be reserved by phoning 01353 740999/664706 or by going to the website and sending us a message. http://www.elyfolkclub.co.uk/Contact.php