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7 September 2019
Paul Walker and Karen Pfieffer
with special Guest Richard Whitehead
We are delighted to be able to ask Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer back to Acoustic Roots.
The Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer hails from Staffordshire, although Karen is originally from Stuttgart, Germany, where Paul ‘discovered’ her busking in a city centre park. He invited her to perform in England and the two of them have now been playing music together since 2012. In the last two years they have spread their wings very successfully into the British and European folk and festival scene and perform now mainly in Theatres, Village Halls, Folk Clubs and of course at Festivals throughout the UK. In addition they tour annually in southern Ireland and Germany – and in 2019 they are embarking on their first tour of New Zealand and Western Australia.
With their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, Paul & Karen entertain and engage their audiences “in a likable, humorous style”. Together with their own beautifully written songs which have begun to gain well-deserved attention, they present unique interpretations of classics from folk icons such as Richard Thompson, Dougie MacLean, Jimmy MacCarthy or Christy Moore. Altogether, “songs with groove and goosebumps guaranteed”, as the Stuttgart press put it recently.
Sharing vocal duties, both have their individual styles which combine beautifully and, together with their light-hearted banter, they provide a truly memorable experience. Karen’s voice, clear and yet so powerful, leaves audiences mesmerized: “They are still in existence, ‘lucky bags’, the discoveries of precious pearls in the music scene.” She adds to Paul’s vocal and individual guitar style with alto and tenor recorders, Irish flute and whistle – and not to mention with the odd German ‘joke’… Together they create a “fantastically entertaining” show.
Their CDs ‘One by One’ (2013), ‘Marble Town’ (2015) and ‘The Whole Charade’ (2018) have received glowing reviews in folk and music industry magazines (e.g. Acoustic Magazine, Folk North West, The Living Tradition, Stirrings Magazine, Folker, Folk Monthly). Especially the latest album ‘The Whole Charade’ has also been enjoying considerable airplay in Europe, the U.S and Australia.
Our Special Guest is Rick Whitehead, an acoustic blues singer-songwriter from Manchester.
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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