Thursday, February 28, 2013
The guest artist at Jurassic Folk next month, Boo Hewerdine, is very difficult to categorise, writes Peter Arnold.
Is he a prolific writer of songs?
Is he an amazing guitar player and performer?
Or is he just a very funny man?
The first is easy to prove as his songs have been sung by a wide variety of performers such as Eddi Reader, Kris Drever, Heidi Talbot, KD Lang, Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Natalie Imbruglia, Mel C and The Nashville Bluegrass Band.
How about performer then?
Well, he fronted the cult band The Bible for many years, then went on to make numerous solo albums; he has appeared on TV on shows such as the Andrew Marr Show and Songwriter’s Circle on BBC4.
He tours extensively with Eddi Reader, as State of the Union with American guitar maestro Brooks Williams, and of course, solo.
Then we come to “the funny man”..., so is he a side-splitting comic?
The best way to find out will be to go along to Jurassic Folk and judge for yourself.
Support on this occasion will be provided by a fine, quirky band from Exeter called The Boys from Melbourne Street.
It all happens at The Grove, Seaton, on Wednesday, March 6.
Doors open 7.45pm, advance tickets are £8 (£10 on the door) from www.eastdevonfolk.org or call 01297 20064.