The last few months have been really busy – Becky Mills and me have been out on the road playing our guitars and singing a bit all over the UK. What fun we have had! We have performed in some fabulous places, met lots of wonderful people and caught up with loads of dear friends. Huge thanks to everybody who came along and heard us play, bought the CD, helped us with our gear, supplied us with sherry, fed us, put us on and put us up! You are all lovely.
We were lucky enough to have been joined on stage at a few of the shows by the amazing Finn McArdle (percussion) and Jonny Short (double bass). Here we are at Bristol Folk Festival doing a completely unplugged session in the temporarily relocated ‘shed’ for songsfromtheshed.
Here’s our dates for the rest of the year – bit more festivalling in June, July and August, and then in September, we are once again heading North for the very wonderful Lanark Music Connections Festival followed by a quick foray further North up to Glenross and Cromarty. Home again for Otley Folk Festival at the end of September.
I’m doing a few bits and bats solo (whilst Rebecca decorates her new house…), including a couple of dates opening for the very lovely Boo Hewerdine. Come! He’s ace. www.boohewerdine.net
We’re currently putting together another big UK tour for Spring 2013. Lots of dates in already and more going in every day. We will post updates later this year.
Also, for those of you in Yorkshire, ex Waking the Witch member Rachel Goodwin is making a rare solo appearance at Grassington Festival on Friday 15th June as special guest of The South (Alison Wheeler and Dave Hemingway from the Beautiful South) www.thesouth.co.uk. Here’s a link to Rach’s Myspace site – www.myspace.com/rachelgoodwinsongs
Fri 15th June – Chepstow Acoustic Music Club (Pats solo) www.chepstowacousticmusicclub.com
Thurs 21st June – Grassington Fringe Festival, Appletreewick, Craven Arms (Pats & Bex) www.grassington-festival.org.uk/fringe.cfm
Sat 23rd June – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, (Pats solo) supporting State of the Union (Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams)
Sat 7th July – Heptonstall Festival, West Yorks (Pats & Bex)
Wed 8th August – Fringe Festival, North Berwick (Pats & Bex)
Fri 17th August – Feva Festival, Knaresborough, Henshaw Arts Centre www.henshaws.org.uk/arts-and-crafts-centre (Pats & Bex)
Thurs 30th August – Leeds, Chapel Allerton Arts Festival @ Seven Arts (Pats solo) www.chapelallerton.org.uk
Sat 1st Sept – Lanark Connections Festival (Pats & Bex)
Fri 14th Sept – Kinross, The Green Hotel www.mundellmusic.com (Pats & Bex)
Sat 15th Sept – Cromarty, The Old Brewey www.cromarty-training.com/HTMLFiles/diary.html (Pats & Bex)
Fri 21st-Sun 23rd Sept – Otley Folk Festival www.otleyfolkfestival.com (Pats & Bex)
Sat 13th Oct – Ormskirk, Edgehill, Rose Theatre www.edgehill.ac.uk/rosetheatre (Pats & Bex)
Sat 3rd Nov – Otley, Korks (solo) supporting Boo Hewerdine
Finally, ‘Stories of Angels & Guitars’ is still available for those of you who haven’t bought it yet!
‘There’s an overcrowded market in the UK of female singer-songwriter-guitarists, but Patsy Matheson stands out for the quality of her singing and more importantly, her songwriting…her best songs are thoughtful, delicate and impressively original’ – Robin Denselow, The Guardian
And the Telegraph:
‘There is something of a light-voiced female John Martyn about Patsy Matheson’s singing on So The Same, an impressive and original track on her new album Stories of Angels & Guitars… her sensitive lyrics and strong singing just click.’ – Martin Chilton, The Telegraph
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We hope to catch you at a gig soon.
Patsy & Bex
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