Stephen Kellogg flies to the UK to play the Maverick Festival tonight with a couple more shows lined up. While The Sixers take a hiatus, his solo Blunderstone Rookery is due in August.
The title of Stephen’s album Blunderstone Rookery comes from the boyhood home of Kellogg’s favourite character in his favourite book, “David Copperfield”. The original title of which was, The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account). The production of the album was shared with long time collaborator Kit Karlson and recorded in Bridgeport Connecticut – near home and mixed by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk) It comprises 11 songs including the epic masterpiece Thanksgiving a 10 minute song that sums up the life of a man from birth to death, touching on love, marriage, raising a family, sickness, old age and mortality and underlines the record’s overall themes of hope, redemption and forgiveness.
Stephen will be introducing his album due for release in the UK on August 12th on Bread and Butter Music, with a special live Performance on July 11th at the Barfly, Camden.
UK Gig Dates
Sat 6th July – Blunderston – Plough Inn – Reading and a couple of songs
Market Ln, Blundeston, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 5AN – Phone:01502 730261
Blundeston is probably best known for being the birthplace of David Copperfield in the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens Time 7.00pm – TBC
Tues 9th July – The Bedford – London 77 Bedford Hill Balham SW12 9H www.thebedford.com Time 8.00 pm
Thurs 11th July – Barfly – London Music Week Presents
more UK dates to be added very soon …