The latest Simple Folk Radio show is presented by Dillon with Ian Chambers (Wildwood Promotions) and will feature The Great Park in Session.
Aired to launch his forthcoming tour of the UK, on this weeks show we bring you our third session with The Great Park, travelling troubadour behind the brilliant DIY label Woodland Recordings. To mark this auspicious occasion we’d like to give you as a free download our first session with The Great Park from 2007 (see bandcamp widget and link below).
‘In the songwriters’ all-night café Tom Waits sits in a corner wreathed in smoke, surrounded by fellow players, back slapping and cackling to his chords. In another corner, distant but listening is Leonard Cohen, nursing a wine glass and contemplating puzzles he can resolve in lyrics. Stephen Burch, aka The Great Park, belongs in this corner.
Countrysides unfurl amongst heart-wrung fireside conversations with a force of words that suggests Burch lives a common life, but one that is deeply felt. A minstrel and a storyteller, his songs ripple and lilt along with a beautiful variety of folk cadences…this is a writer’s music.’ -Simon Hodges
UK Tour Dates
14/06/13 Café Sessions at Antenna Studios, London, UK – with Nathaniel Robin Mann
15/06/13 OVADA – Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency, Oxford, UK – with Dead Rat Orchestra
16/06/13 The Sinful Supper, The Victoria, 110 Grove Rd, Mile End, London, UK – 6-8pm, free entry
17/06/13 The Albert, Brighton, UK
19/06/13 The Dentist’s, London, UK – with Nathaniel Robin Mann
20/06/13 Ancient & Modern, The Railway, Winchester, UK
22/06/13 IABF, Manchester, UK – with Liz Green
23/06/13 The Vortex, London, UK – with Liz Green
25/06/13 The Looking Glass, Bristol, UK – with Liam Singer & Will Newsome
26/06/13 The Lamb Beer & Liquor, London, UK
Broadcast Schedule – UK Time Zone
First Broadcast Sunday 16th June 2013 @ 5pm
Then repeated on the following:
Monday: @ 2am
Wednesday: @ 9pm
Friday: @ 1pm