20200228: Friday 28th February: Showcase: David Youngs and Sam Inglis; Jim Watts; Mythopoeic
The Basque Roads is the project of two Cambridge musicians, David Youngs and Sam Inglis, who set out to offend the folk world by taking traditional English songs, plugging electric guitars in and making a colossal racket. But their punk attitude wore off, and as time went by, their lo-fi, rough diamonds became more and more polished, to the point where it was recently described as 'folk-prog', and they weren't appalled.
Day jobs, perfectionism, false starts and other musical projects all meant that what started as a day's rough jamming took more than two years to complete. In that time, at least four songs fell by the wayside, including their version of 'William Guiseman', from which the album title, "I Have Committed Murder", is drawn.
The album CD will be available for sale at this evenings concert.
The Basque Roads: http://www.themorningpeople.com/br/#.
Jim Watts sings in a rich deep voice accompanied by smooth picking on his vintage Gibson and Levin Guitars. Jim has performed extensively around the UK and in France, playing at all kinds of venues and festivals .He has a wide Eclectic repertoire of Blues ,Folk and Country.
With songs drawn from Robert Johnson through to Townes Van Zandt he surely has something for everyone.
“Jim has a rich, brown blues voice which can send shivers up the spine”
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £10(door), £9(advance), £8(members).