with Special Guest Richard Knott
on Saturday 12 October 2019
We are delighted to welcome Mark back for his third visit to Acoustic Roots. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists currently operating in the UK. His highly individual, all-original music goes down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as guest on Cerys Matthews’s show and on Anneka Rice’s ‘Pick Of The Week’ show, have further added to his growing reputation.
Described at BBC Radio 2 as ‘quirky’ and an artist who ‘makes you think afresh’, and by one eminent reviewer as ‘approaching national treasure status’, Mark is a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller. Mark’s live shows are well-known not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, and audiences frequently comment on how big a part these play in their enjoyment of the shows. Delivered in a manner often described as ‘wry’ and ‘dry’, these mark him out even more as a unique artist.
Mark’s critically-acclaimed live album, ‘On The Chicken Sandwich Train’, was recorded at Acoustic Roots, mixed and mastered by our very own Ian Cleverdon.
Here are a few of the things that have been said about Mark and his music:
‘really excellent … he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them’ (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2)
‘totally and absolutely original’ (Mike Harding)
‘innovative …… if Top Of The Pops was still around, he might well be on it’ (Jazz FM)
More info at www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com/
Opening the evening for us is another regular in our support slot, Richard Knott, back by popular demand. A master of guitar finger-picking, he has recently released an album, Long Story Short’, which also featured and was co-produced and mastered by our Ian!
More info at www.richardknottsongs.co.uk
Tickets £10 in advance from the following sources:
Online: We Got Tickets
In person: Symphony Music, Market Street, Wigan
By phone: David Hiney (07875 881436) or Ian Cleverdon (07759 219270).
Remember, we receive no external funding and run the concerts on a not-for-profit basis, so are very much dependent on your patronage.
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