Friday 27th January at Cambridge Folk Club - The John Ward Trio January 26, 2023 09:46
The John Ward Trio, Lynne, John and Les, played live and chatted with Kerry Devine on this week’s BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Folk Show. You can hear it here.
They featured some numbers from their latest album Congress, which celebrates how Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show came to the Lowestoft in 1903. John Ward’s CD and self-penned songs imagine the scenario when two fictional families, one Native American and the other from the Suffolk fishing community, come into contact with each other. Evoking the American West, the despair of the native Americans at their disappearing lands and culture, Suffolk seascapes and the hard lives of the fishing families, as well as the excitement of the show itself, the music on the new album is incredibly varied and beautifully performed. Exploring ideas of freedom, division and unity, John’s lyrics shed new light on a little-known, interesting piece of local history.
If you haven’t heard the John Ward Trio before, you’re in for a treat, they’re tremendous – great material, arrangements and harmonies.
Come along on Friday to hear more, when they’ll be playing material from their earlier albums as well as the new one.
Supporting them will be another musician originally from Suffolk, Eric Sedge.