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Steve Tilston at Spring Banks Arts

Steve Tilston
Friday 11th November 7:30pm

Steve Tilston, the hugely talented award-winning performer presents an intimate evening of music, featuring unique arrangements of popular folksongs alongside his own critically acclaimed material.

Perhaps best known for his song-writing prowess, Steve is also a blinding, dazzling guitarist with a style echoing the elaborate rhythmic “folk baroque” of Bert Jansch and Davy Graham, but also drawing from classical, roots and the tradition to create a style that is typically Tilston.

He’s been described as “a complete guitarist,” “a singer songwriter of rare talent” and “absurdly accomplished.” He’s toured with John Renbourn’s Ship of Fools, traditional singer Maggie Boyle, in WAZ, with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn, Ballet Rambert, with daughter Martha and most recently Jez Lowe. He’s the writer of the classic The Slipjigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman and Here’s to Tom Paine and his songs have been covered by a who’s who of the folk scene. His career was marked by the release of Reaching Back a 5-CD boxed-set retrospective, but not one to stand still and with “Madame Muse” at his heels Steve continues to come up with the goods. He’s also published a novel. Celebrating 50 years in the business – he’s on top form.

…BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner – Best Original Song
…inspiration for Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino

“…great stuff…great fun, wonderful playing and top songs, what more do you want from an evening.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“…a fine and thoughtful songwriter and singer and a remarkable guitarist.” **** the guardian

Doors & Bar open 7:00pm
Tickets £13
Available from Spring Bank Arts Mon to Fri 9:30-12:30 01663 308202, online and on the door.
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