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Steve Lockwood and Brooks Williams


Although they started performing together just very recently, on stage it’s as if they have played together for years. An inter-twining of Brooks’ immense and soulful guitar mastery and Steve’s melodic, boundary pushing harmonica makes for an energising journey through folk, roots & blues. Williams and Lockwood have worked stages worldwide for over 25 years – in their own right and with other top acts. They will perform on Friday night in Marquee 1.

“The combination of Brooks Williams’ fluid guitar work, expressive vocals and
Steve Lockwood’s endlessly inventive harmonica playing were a revelation to
treasure” (Tom Hopkins, promoter)
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> Brooks Williams is ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, and is one of the
most versatile and entertaining performers on the acoustic roots music scene
today. A Statesboro Georgia (USA) native and Cambridge resident, he is a musician
of staggering depth and breath, with an easy-going vocal delivery, groove-laden
songs, and monstrous guitar chops. www.brookswilliams.com
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> “How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing
technique.” (Blues Revue)
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> “I’ve known Brooks for many years. He’s a lovely player, a lovely singer,
and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing! (Martin Simpson)
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> Steve Lockwood is a musical phenomenon, blowing audiences away with his
frontmanship and his melodic and jaw dropping harmonica playing. His dynamic and
versatile approach incorporates both traditional and avant-Garde techniques to an
inspired level. He has been drawing audiences in for nearly three decades working
with numerous acts from Larry Adler to Screaming Lord Sutch and has recorded
albums with both the Royal Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic Orchestras.
www.steve.ms
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> “I rather admire him” (Larry Adler)
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> “My favourite harmonica player” (Boo Hewerdine)


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Booked so far for the 2015 festival

(subject to contract)

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band

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Steve Tilston

Les Barker

 

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