Acoustic guitar in an intimate setting at March Town Hall
PUBLISHED: 11:30 04 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:30 04 September 2018
An evening of acoustic guitar comes to March with a chance to see musicians up close and personal.
Under The Bridge concerts have been running for seven years after Phil Hare moved to the town and decided to introduce some of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists in an intimate venue.
Each year the event showcases top guitarists from different genres.
Kevin Dempsey is described as an extraordinary talent as guitarist, singer songwriter, composer, arranger and producer.
He can turn his hand, and guitar, to many different styles and genres and, for a long time, has been sought out by other musicians.
Kevin’s musical journey began before the 1970’s and continues today and has played and recorded with many of the most famous names in acoustic and folk music like Dave Swarbrick, Joe Broughton, Chris Leslie, Peter Knight, Dando Shaft, Uiscedwr, Whippersnapper, and Mary Black.
Jack Blackman is said to be fast developing into one of the most accomplished and exciting young performers on the roots scene today.
His guitar playing has been described as exceptional by ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris. He has performed across the UK and as far as the Mississippi Delta USA.
Jack cut his teeth in his teens trading licks with such luminaries as Paul Jones and the Blues Band, more recently with Tony Joe White and receiving accolades from Martin Simpson.
Phil Hare’s solo music career began almost 30 years ago and he is now widely regarded as one of the finest and most distinctive guitarists working on the current UK acoustic / folk music circuit.
In addition, many years of gigging have resulted in Phil evolving into a perceptive and heartfelt songwriter as well as a ‘freestyle’, humorous troubadour who puts on a great show.
Phil’s song-writing often reflects his own social/political views, not in a ‘tub-thumping’ way but in a more thoughtful, often humorous and chorus-based style, reminiscent of his folk roots.
He has performed around the world with acts including The Spinners, (the late) Jake Thackeray, Isla St Clair, Tom McConville, Phil Beer, Jacques Stotzem, Woody Mann and Clive Carroll.
•Under The Bridge is at the Skoulding Suite, March Town Hall on Saturday October 27. Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets £10 available from Paninis call 1354 651396.