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Friday April 25th

 

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £13


  Tickets available from






      


Birds of Chicago






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T.J.Nero and Allison Russell make a welcome return to Whitstable Sessions. Always a great session this one is sure to sell out fast.

Here’s what Debbie Neech thought of their April 2013 session in her review for The Kent Messenger -Anyone who’s heard Po’ Girl or JT and The Clouds – their other bands – knows what a surfeit of talents they share. Golden-voiced Allison sings in English and French  and even whistles perfectly as she demonstrated in Before She Goes. That’s as well as playing an indecent number of instruments with ease, and writing songs.  The ever-mellow JT, singer, guitarist and songwriter,  has the sort of voice that the word soul was invented to describe and writes songs of astonishing imagination to go with it, whimsical, mystical, folksy, gospelly, bluesy – you name it, it’s all there.”


Friday May 9th

 

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14


  Tickets available from





             And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

  Whitstable CT5 1AJ


Eliza Gilkyson








Click here for her website


Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter who has become one of the most respected musicians in Folk and Americana music circles. The daughter of songwriter Terry Gilkyson, whose songs were recorded by artists as diverse as Johnny Cash, the White Stripes, and Dean Martin, Eliza was headed for a career in music at an early age.

Eliza’s music has always reflected her vivid vision of the world around her, full of joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle and triumph in a world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.”

  

 Friday June 13th

 

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14


  Tickets available from





             And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

  Whitstable CT5 1AJ


  






      



Martha Tilston and The Scientists








Click here for her website

Special Guest

Nathan Ball





Click here for his website


We’re are pleased to welcome Martha Tilston back to Whitstable for what is sure to be another first class night.

The daughter of folk legend Steve Tilston, Martha found herself drawn to folk’s protest spirit and its themes of social justice from an early age. These themes are ever present in the eloquent, politicized questioning that suffuses her latest LP, Machines Of Love and Grace, released in late 2012, a collection of subtly charged acoustic folk songs, tinged with electric guitar and touches of electronica. The title is a nod to a beat poem by Richard Brautigan.


In 2011, Nathan was shortlisted as one of 5 finalists in the MOJO Honours List New Voice competition. Frequently compared to folk legends such as Nick Drake, John Martyn and Cat Stevens, Nathan still manages to create his own unique sound – a blend of poetic lyrics matched with a powerful and distinctive voice and a rare but captivating guitar style.


 Friday July 18th

 

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14

  Tickets available from





             And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

  Whitstable CT5 1AJ




Tarras Minor






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As old as time and as modern as the hour, the music of Tarras is impossible to pigeonhole. It draws heavily on the roots of folk and traditional music but reinterprets those themes with a freshness that is entirely contemporary. Through driving rhythms and soaring melodies, the sound of Tarras expresses the essence of an ancient countryside and a people who still confront the same human challenges as generation upon generation over the centuries.

Details of our forthcoming sessions are listed below with links to the artists’ websites.

All sessions are upstairs at The Royal Native Oyster Stores Whitstable.

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