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Subject: Review: John Renbourne
From: VIN
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 06:40 AM

Went to see john Renbourne, Jacquie Mcshee and John Dickinson at shaw playhouse last Sunday – superb evening! Dave jones, the mc, said the word 'legend' was sometimes overused but I agree that in this instance it is perfectly applicable.   I was slightly in awe, sitting not much more than six feet away from a guy who, with the likes of Bert Jansch, Wizz Jones, Davy Graham, has influenced so many and contributed so much to british folk/blues. Still have the vinyl album 'Another Monday' with a picture of him all those years ago, sat on some stone steps with right leg perched on top of left and there he was in the same pose (how does he manage it without his foot goin 'dead'? – practise I s'pose). Jaquie still has a superb voice and delivery, accompanied or un-accompanied! Neve seen John Dickinson before, but he too was brill – great slide guitar work and hearing the three of em to-gether was something else! A must see if not seen already!!


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Subject: RE: Review: John Renbourne
From: Peg
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 09:41 AM

I saw Pentangle a few years ago at the Iron Horse in Northampton; and then Renbourne alone several years ago in Boston. Are they touring? Fantastic performers, certainly worth seeing again! I love their Maid in Bedlam album...


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Subject: RE: Review: John Renbourne
From: VIN
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 09:44 AM

HI PEG, HERE'S THE LATEST GIG GUIDE FOR JOHN

December 2003 BACK
Mon 1st NETTLEBED The Village Club (with Jacqui McShee) 01628 636620
Fri 5th SKEGNESS The Farm, Chapel St. Leonards (with Jacqui McShee) 01754 871445
Sun 7th HITCHIN The Sun Hotel (with Jacqui McShee) 01462 711164
Mon 8th COLCHESTER The Arts Centre (with Jacqui McShee) 01206 500900
Thu 11th BRISTOL St. George's at Bristol (with Jacqui McShee) 0117 923 0359
February 2004 BACK
Wed 4th NORWICH The Arts Centre (with Robin Williamson) 01603 660352
Mon 9th LYDNEY (Glos.) The Miner's Arms 01594 562483
Tue 10th NEWCASTLE The Opera House (with Robin Williamson) 0191 232 0899
Wed 11th EDINBURGH The Pleasance Theatre (with Robin Williamson) 0131 650 2349
Thu 12th GLASGOW The Renfrew Ferry (with Robin Williamson) 0141 429 1010
Fri 13th WAKEFIELD Bretton Hall (Lunchtime Recital) TBA
Sun 15th SHEFFIELD The Merlin Theatre (with Robin Williamson) 0114 281 5324
Wed 18th GUILDFORD The Electric Theatre (with Robin Williamson) 01483 444789
March 2004 BACK
Sun 7th STOURPORT Galleon Acoustic Club (with Robin Williamson) 0114 281 5324
Thu 18th BRISTOL St. George's at Bristol (with Robin Williamson) 0117 923 0359
Sat 20th TUNBRIDGE WELLS Trinity Theatre (with Robin Williamson) 0114 281 5324
April 2004 BACK
Fri 23rd CHICAGO (IL) Old Town School of Folk (with Old Blind Dogs) 773 728 6000
Sat 24th ST LOUIS (MO) Focal Point 314 781 4200
Sun 25th SPRINGFIELD (IL) Ambassador Ballroom 217 787 3316 * 2
Mon 26th SPRINGFIELD (IL) Ambassador Ballroom (Workshop) 217 787 3316 * 2
May 2004 BACK
Sat 1st HASTINGS (MN) Minnesota Folk Festival (with Jacqui McShee) 651 292 4900
Fri 7th CAMBRIDGE (MA) Passim (with Jacqui McShee) 617 492 7679
Sat 8th SHELBURNE FALLS (MA) Memorial Hall (with Jacqui McShee) 413 625 2580
Sat 15th CHARLOTTESVILLE (VA) Prism (with Jacqui McShee) 434 977 7476
Sun 30th KINGTON Burton Hotel 01544 231003
June 2004 BACK
Fri 4th KENDAL International Guitar Festival (with Eduardo Niebla, Gordon Giltrap. Pierre Bensusan, Clive Carroll, Jerry Donahue, AZIZ, Johnny Dickinson and more... 01539 725133
Sun 6th ITALY Aterforum Festival , Ferrara (with Clive Carroll)   
July 2004 BACK
Thu 22nd SOUTH SHIELDS Customs House International Guitar Festival (with Ralph McTell). Also appearing over the weekend: Kelly Joe Phelps, Glenn Tilbrook, AZIZ and Johnny Dickinson. Concerts AND Workshops. 0191 454 1234

HOPE YOU GET TO SEE EM!


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Subject: RE: Review: John Renbourne
From: JedMarum
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 10:30 AM

I saw John with Clive Carrol at a little club in Dallas TX about 18 months ago. What a treat. It was a great show - and there were only about 40 people there!

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Subject: RE: Review: John Renbourne
From: Mooh
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 01:23 PM

Saw him a couple of years ago and he was very good, both in concert and hosting a guitar workshop. Had drinks with him afterwards...quite gracious, inquisitive, and funny...great tales. Probably the most nervous moment of my music career was hearing him say to me, "Play something for us". I just about shit my pants, but he was very kind.

I have the feeling he's not done making his mark on the world, so legend or not, the story isn't finished.

Peace, Mooh.


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