Gig: Woody Mann – Summer Tour June 2011
Posted on: Monday, May 9, 2011
Dates in the region…..
- 14 Jun – Theatr Clywyd, Mold
- 16 Jun – The Met, Bury – with G. Giltrap
Woody Mann is a superlative player/singer/songwriter of American Roots Music. He’s an outstanding performer who plays with passion and a deep sensitivity to his music with an easy, laid-back style. He’s a sublime singer/songwriter who taught Paul Simon to play guitar !! Warm, witty and hugely talented, his music is an enticing mix of blues, roots and jazz. He’s written film scores, is top class guitar tutor and has produced many books, CDs and DVDs on the music he loves. Woody is currently involved in completing a riveting film about the life of the man who taught him to play guitar – the peerless guitar picker the Rev Gary Davis. Woody Mann has played with Son House, Bukka White and John Fahey and has studied jazz under the great Lennie Tristano…. www.woodymann.com
“..don’t miss a chance to see him; you are unlikely to hear anything – or anyone – better..” – The Times
Gordon Giltrap joins Woody for three of his UK tour dates – a rare chance to see and hear these two superb performers together.
Gordon is an English acoustic and electric guitarist and composer, whose musical styles cross multiple genres – folk, blues, folk rock, pop, classical and rock ! Learning the guitar at the age of twelve, never receiving any formal tuition, he developed his own unique style and technique. Gordon’s musical career started to take off in the 1960s, playing alongside contemporaries such as Bert Jansch (who greatly influenced the young guitarist), John Renbourn, Mike Oldfield, Rick Wakeman and John Williams…. He appeared on Top of the Pops and the Old Grey Whistle Test and what remains is the acoustic guitarist that was there LONG before the hit albums and the two hit singles. “My first love has and always will be this hollow magic box with either six or twelve strings attached to it.” As he says today “Yes, I’m older and greyer but thankfully I’m still here doing what I love best and that is writing, recording and performing.” For more information on Gordon Giltrap – www.giltrap.co.uk