An Easter weekend showcase as Son of John and John Parker mark the release of their new EP with two talented Worcestershire based acts joining them to create a great evening of music.
Son of John is the moniker of Worcestershire based finger-style guitarist & singer/songwriter, Jacob Johnson. He has drawn influence from the delta & country blues of the South to the Appalachian tunes of North America, back over the Atlantic to the British Isles and their folk ballads up to the modern songwriters of Scandinavia.
Testing himself initially as a solo performer with just his guitar in hand he began to corral a group of local musicians to his aid and started to form his debut album (2016’s “Autumn’s Hymn”).
More recently Johnson has widened his sound with the help of double bassist John Parker, this expansion has helped broaden the song-writing process as well as strengthen the sound & atmosphere.
The duo have now released their first project together an E.P – “Live at Fieldgate Studio” which references “Autumn’s Hymn” with a mix of original tracks and traditional songs.
Teddy Mathews & Band:
Teddy Matthews is a singer songwriter from Worcestershire who draws his inspiration from artists such as Ben Howard, Bon Iver and Alt J. Teddy’s unique voice and lyrics combine the grit and edge of the blues, with the vocal melodies normally associated with folk and pop music.
From the emotionally ravishing opening vocals in his track “Love” too his latest release “Hold on the Rhythm” you can sense the progression from solo artist to Teddy Matthews the band.
Keeping distinct and wholly modern vocals accompanied by acoustic guitar. But also adding layers of percussion enabling him to experiment with different techniques.
Ben is a Bewdley based singer/songwriter who plays a mix of acoustic blues, folk and rock original and cover sometimes utilising a loop pedal.
Tickets are £8.00 in advance either through this site or from the St George's Hall cafe. Tickets will be £10 on the door.
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