The Garret Sessions
A series of folk, roots & acoustic music dinner concerts
The dinner concerts are a unique opportunity for those who appreciate live music, with good food and wine, in the comfort of a traditional English country pub. The performances will include highly acclaimed national & international musicians and singer songwriters from the world of folk & roots music. The artistes will cover a diverse range of genres including Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Celtic & Traditional, performing Polkas, Jigs, Reels and Ballads a plenty, with tunes, songs and stories from around the world. The venue for the concerts is The Garret, a very intimate and ambient room with excellent acoustics and a "living room" feeling that is perfect for the Sessions.
Contact: The Queens Head, Fyfield, Essex, CM5 0RY. Tel: 01277 899231 -- Email: email@example.com
The Garret Sessions Presents
Wednesday 2nd April
Tish Hinojosa (Austin, TX) & Anny Celsi (Los Angeles, CA)
Website - http://www.mundotish.com
Two acclaimed American artists present an acoustic pop/roots evening celebrating one of America’s most cherished art forms – songwriting.
San Antonio born Tish Hinojosa has long been one of Texas’ national treasures. She has drawn numerous critical accolades for her borderless approach to music, blending Mexican folk and country music with a modern singer/songwriter sensibility and touches of pop.
With accolades that include playing at the White House at the invitation of President Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Linda Ronstadt recording her own version of Tish’s song Donde Voy, and teaming up with artists like Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Flaco Jimenez, and Los Lobos, Hinojosa’s sound has an undeniable and far-reaching appeal.
“A talented songwriter with an understated but utterly unaffected delivery…vivid…touching…pointed…playful…engaging…A rare gift for melody that’s perfect for Hinojosa’s lovely, relaxed soprano.” THE WASHINGTON POST
Anny Celsi’s style has been described as “beatnik cool,” “pop-noir,” and “slightlydelic pop jangle,” and has evoked comparisons to artists like Aimee Mann, Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega and Jackie DeShannon.
In her live shows, Anny brings wit, soul and energy to the singer/songwriter format, proving that “girl-with-guitar” has no limits.
Wednesday 30th April, 2014
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West (USA)
Website - http://cahalenandeli.com
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West are, simply put, two of the most innovative and subtle roots musicians today. Their music draws from old folk sources, but it sounds vibrantly alive.
Cahalen Morrison writes songs that sound like a Cormac McCarthy novel: simple, beautifully crafted and seemingly formed from raw natural elements.
Eli West brings jagged, angular arrangements based in bluegrass and old-time, but refracted through a 21st century lens. Like Ansel Adams’ photography, their music is instantly accessible and built from the simplest materials, but at the same time seems to transcend its base fundamentals. Together, Cahalen and Eli tap the root of the old country and bluegrass duets. As the sparse landscapes of Cahalen’s vocals reflect the warm glow of Eli’s voice, it’s clear that this duo was made to sing together.
Wednesday 14th May, 2014
KIERAN GOSS (IRE)
Website - http://kierangoss.com
Kieran Goss has long been hailed as one of Ireland’s leading performers and songwriters …
In addition to being a double-platinum-selling recording artist, Kieran Goss’s songs have been recorded by some of Ireland’s top recording artists, including Mary Black, Christy Moore and Frances Black, bringing his songs to a worldwide audience and winning him fans across the globe.
While his songwriting has made him a star in his native Ireland, his live performances have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss truly shines. The Irish Times recently wrote of Kieran’s run of sold-out shows at the Grand Opera House, Belfast: “The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs sheer quality. The encores were genuine, but only because the man is too”.
In 2007 Kieran toured in the U.K. with Don Williams. His performances on that tour won him legions of fans and prompted the American country music legend to remark: “Kieran Goss is one of the most gifted performers around today. He has an amazing ability to reach out to his audience and connect with them in a very special way. This guy is the real deal and that’s what makes him the star he is”.
Wednesday 4th June, 2014
THE HENRY GIRLS (IRE)
Website - http://www.thehenrygirls.com
“A very beautiful album”
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“What gossamer voices came whispering out of our speakers? Who are these lovely voices that bewitch us? The Henry Girls are more like the three Graces: splendor, Mirth and Cheer. If indeed there are angels among us, here be them.”
New Folk Radio (UK)
“… shimmering harmonies … this winsome Irish trio weaves a continuous spell, adoring a fresh sounding and varied set with their beguiling and versatile vocal chemistry.”
Roots Music Report (USA)
“have found a way to personalize their music with crystalline vocals, lilting melodies and electric influences … voices emerge with irresistible clarity and emotion.”
Seattle PI (USA)
“O how I love the Henry Girls … the Boswells reincarnated.”
Eddi Reader, singer
There are a limited number of places available for all of these Sessions due to popular demand!
If you would like to register for an invitation to The Garret Sessions please email Sheila at The Queens Head Fyfield: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone Sheila on 01277 899231
Capacity is restricted for these special evenings.