From: Martin Snodin [martin_at_snodin_dot_com]
Sent: 16 January 2010 10:58
Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2010-01-16 - REMINDER

Newsletter             16 January 2010


Contact details
Tel. 01342 716975
or email:

Click here to listen to an 8 track Sam Carter playlist on our MySpace site.
Or visit our main MySpace jukebox to hear sample audio and video clips for more upcoming artists.

Now playing:
Sam Carter, Ewan McLennan, Anais Mitchell, Iain Morrison, Jeff Lang, Kate Walsh, Jono Harrison

18 January
Sam Carter
+ Ewan McLennan

at The Ravenswood

£10 (£13  door)   8.00pm
Buy online via Acoustic Sussex website

or ‘book now, pay later’ on 01342 714810/716975



Watch video clip of Sam Carter here


Click here for News Release (PDF)





This ‘double-header’ show is one definitely not to miss. Described by Bellowhead's Jon Boden as ‘the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation’, 2010 Horizon Award nominated Sam Carter is a startlingly perceptive and self-assured young singer and guitarist from the Midlands. He's spent the last few years busily honing his craft both as a writer and performer, studying guitar with Martin Simpson whilst holding down his post as Emerging Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre. Armed with a 'killer voice' (Nitin Sawhney) and the ability to play his guitar 'like a harp' (Time Out), as well as an unerring ability to put his personal experiences into a wider perspective, Sam is now certain to make his mark with his wonderful debut album 'Keepsakes'.

"Keepsakes is a surefire collectible" Independent

“He’s intriguing both because he’s an excellent guitarist and an original, distinctively English singer-songwriter, specialising in well-observed songs." The Guardian

“One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation" Mike Harding

"A sophisticated blender of ancient and modern" Uncut

"An English acoustic virtuoso… Fans of acoustic music rejoice, the UK ’s proud tradition of folk singer-songwriters is in safe hands" Guitarist


Ewan McLellan is a young Scottish musician who's been impressing audiences all over the UK including large venues such as London's Southbank (where we first saw him). Ewan's singing and playing covers the broad range folk music has to offer; from traditional ballads sung unaccompanied, to dance tunes or melancholic airs arranged for the guitar, and, as importantly, his own contemporary songwriting that follows firmly in the folk tradition.

"Don't you love it when you come across music that is new to you and you find that it delights and excites you? ...A listener emailed me to say I should listen to Ewan McLennan. So I did...the only way I can describe McLennan is as coming from the same stable as Dick Gaughan and Archie Fisher, while at the same time being truly original. His voice is clear and strong with an appealing vibrato and his feeling for the narrative is strong and consistent. This is what the Irish call "the pure drop"...I'm sure you'll like him.' Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2


Read review of Keepsakes
Sam Carter

Sam Carter after his recent appearance on Bob Harris’ show

Ewan McLennan

Don’t forget that as well as our own shows, the Acoustic Sussex website has a Regional Gig Guide and links to venues and clubs in the South East that offer folk, roots and acoustic music – and our MySpace site contains over 500 links to a variety of other MySpace ‘friends’ sites, including musicians, venues, magazines and lots more.


Regional Gig Guide

For your future diaries...


Acoustic Sussex is grateful for the funding support provided in 2009 by the PRS for Music Foundation

Future 2010 dates in the Acoustic Sussex programme include:

Ø     30 January – Anais Mitchell + support:: Iain Morrison

Ø     8 February – Jeff Lang + support: Emily Baker

Ø     11 February – Hounds of Love (music of Kate Bush)

Ø     27 February – Kate Walsh + support: Jono Harrison

Ø     8 March – Dave Swarbrick + support Dana & Susan Robinson

Ø     23 March – Lau + support Matthew Ord

Ø     1 April – Martin Simpson + support Emily Slade

Ø     26 April – Emily Smith + support (tbc)

Ø     17 May - Eliza Gilkyson

Ø     16 September – Show of Hands


More information can be found on our website: You can also find us on MySpace (with samples from some of the artists appearing) at: If you know anyone who you think may enjoy our events, please forward this email to them.


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