19th May 2010
Tenterden Folk Club present David Jones in concert at the White Lion, Tenterden
Tenterden Folk Club, with support from the White Lion, presents David Jones in concert on Tuesday 29th June 2010Tenterden Folk Club, with support from the White Lion, presents David Jones in concert on Tuesday 29th June 2010 in the Saddlery at The White Lion Hotel in the High Street, Tenterden from 8.00 p.m. This follows their highly successful evening of Irish songs and stories in February and concert of songs of the sea with Tom Lewis in March, so early booking is strongly recommended.
David Jones is a folksinger and actor originally from England but now living mainly in the gateway to the golden west, Leonia, New Jersey. David has a large repertoire of traditional and contemporary folksong from both sides of the Atlantic. He has performed not only in England and North America, but also in Australia and across Europe, singing at festivals, concert halls, clubs, maritime museums and colleges. He performs songs from the great days of sail, Music Hall favourites, ballads and the works of contemporary song writers and sings both a capella and with guitar accompaniment and involves his audience in refrains and choruses ranging from boisterous to sentimental.
If you do not know David Jones it is worth mentioning that, over the years, he has sung with Heather Wood of Young Tradition fame, as well as the late Tom Gibney under the name “Poor Old Horse”. He has also worked with Jeff Warner, Jeff Davis and Jerry Epstein as “The Bermuda Quadrangle”; with Peter Marston and Charles O'Hegarty as “The Starboard List”; and was a member of “The Clearwater singing crew”. He has also sung and recorded with Dan Zanes and Friends and his work with the guitarist Bill Shute led to the award winning “Widdecombe Fair” now available on Festivalfive Records. He now sings songs of the sea with “The New York Packet” at South Street Seaport in New York City. David continues to perform as a duo with Heather Wood and also with Jerry Epstein who adds wonderful piano and concertina accompaniments to the songs.
As an actor David has played feature roles in many theatrical productions to favourable critical reviews and has performed across the USA as the featured artist in “The Victorian Revels”, a production based on traditions of the Winter Solstice. He also played the part of the great sailor Joshua Slocum in “Sailing Alone” and has sung and provided narration for a number of Public Broadcasting productions, including “A Prairie Home Companion”, “Africans in America” and “Simple Gifts”.
David’s discography includes Widdecombe Fair, From England’s Shore, Songs of Exquisite Taste, A Beautiful Life, Easy and Slow, and The Curates Egg, amongst others. He has also featured on many other albums, not least the 2004 Silver Edition of Peter Bellamy’s The Transports.
David Jones plus support - Tuesday 29th June 2010 at Tenterden Folk Club, with support 8.00 p.m.
Tickets £7.00 on the door or £6.00 in advance from Tenterden Folk Festival
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