ANGIE PALMER with Richard Curran.

Venue: CB2
Date: 21 Jun 2008 - 20:00
End Date: 21 Jun 2008 - 22:08
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In recent years Angie's potent mix of country, blues, and folk, served up with equal measures of aggression and tenderness, has led her to be called the British Lucinda Williams. Her music is now being championed by Bob Harris who recently chose her as one of only two female singer-songwriters on his recent Best of British show, calling her "one of the greatest British songwriters."

After spending her early years busking and travelling around Europe she met Paul Mason in Paris and struck up a songwriting partnership and together they wrote her album "romantica obscura". Her next CD "Road" was released in 2003 and featured songs that have strong European influenced narratives - philosophy, literature, cinema. From Mojo to Maverick the music press received Road with 4 and 5 star reviews and she has been compared by many with Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell thanks to lyrics described by reviewers as intelligent and literate.

Her new CD "Tales of Light and Darkness", which like "Road" made the long-cut for the Mercury Music Prize, is a more musically diverse record, with longer storytelling songs rubbing shoulders with shorter simpler songs about love, loss, and redemption, again drawing heavily on literature.

She will be joined by Richard Curran on violin and mandolin.

"a writer of considerable to be played at regular intervals." - Mojo
"A lyrically sharp album with gritty vocals and powerful music that makes you sit up and listen! A wonderful diverse collection that should get her even more critical acclaim." - Maverick Magazine
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Edwina Hayes is a singer/songwriter who has been a regular performer on the UK acoustic scene since 1999. Her influences include Mindy Smith, Ray Charles, Carole King, Van Morrison, Nanci Griffith, Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Bob Dylan. As well as writing on her own, Edwina has co-writen songs with writers ranging from UK writers Boo Hewerdine (Patience of Angels - Eddi Reader) and Ricky Ross (High - James Blunt) to Nashville writers Don Rollins (It's Five O Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffet) and Bobby Wood (Talkin' In Your Sleep - Crystal Gayle).

In 2005 Warner Brothers released Edwina's debut album '"Out On My Own'" on produced by Clive Gregson and John Wood, and her song "I Want Your Love" from the album was included on the No.1 bestselling CD 'Acoustic Love'. Both Michael Parkinson and Bob Harris have been tremendous supporters of Edwina on BBC Radio 2.

During the past 3 years, Edwina has toured the UK three times with Nanci Griffith, opened 26 shows for Jools Holland, played twice with Van Morrison and performed 2 concerts for Michael Parkinson at his Maidenhead pub The Royal Oak. In the same time Edwina has also toured the UK with Ricky Ross, Loudon Wainwright III, Roy Harper, Tommy Emmanuel, Lulu, Julie Fowlis, Sandi Thom and Daniel Beddingfield.

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