Coventry Folk News

3rd November 2019

Awesome foursome celebrate the sounds of America

CVFolk’s ‘Second Sunday’ presents an afternoon of Americana with four home-grown acts

The Harvesters – L-R: Bob Powell, Ian & Sue Hartland

Four Coventry and Warwickshire acts are lined up for a lively afternoon of authentic American-inspired music when CVFolk hosts its November ‘Second Sunday’ event.

The music kicks off at 4pm on Sunday, 10 November in the Studio of the Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry.

Two double-bass driven acts, Willow and Tool Band and Hatstand play the first half, followed by father-and-son duo Clive and Mat Ryder on slide guitar, fiddle, mandola and banjo, accompanied by ‘Cousin’ Pete Jackson on guitar.

Rounding off the afternoon, The Harvesters (pictured above) perform their acclaimed set of back-porch Americana, old time and good time songs and tunes, coupled with dynamic step-dancing.

Mat Ryder, Pete Jackson & Clive Rider

Admission is free although you will be encouraged to give generously to a folding-money jug collection.

Plans are still being finalised for the December ‘Second Sunday’ event but it looks like an entertaining afternoon will be presented by organisers and regulars of Nuneaton Folk Club.

Last month saw the selection of winners for the CVFolk Prize Draw survey. All winners have been notified although one of the prizes – tickets for the Legends of Folk and Rock concert at the Belgrade Theatre – had to be held back as one of the performers, Pentangle’s Jacqui McShee was taken ill just before the performance.

Watch this space for news of a new date or alternative event. And for the survey analysis – some interesting and helpful comments and suggestions were offered by respondents for building up a strong future for folk music and dance in the CV postcode area.

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