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Cranberry Coffeehouse presents Jez Lowe

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$12 – $15

The Cranberry Coffeehouse is excited to present its first concert of the 2019-20 season, featuring acclaimed UK folk performer and songwriter Jez Lowe. The concert will take place at 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 22, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton. All ages are welcome, and snacks and beverages will be available. The Cranberry Coffeehouse has been a fixture in the musical life of Binghamton for more than 45 years. Local musicians, storytellers and performers of all skill levels are invited to share their talents during the middle set.

Jez Lowe has long been one of the UK’s busiest folk performers, playing for audiences the world over, either solo, (with guitar, cittern and harmonica accompaniment), or with his band The Bad Pennies. His Men At Words tour of North America saw Jez joining forces with James Keelaghan and Archie Fisher for much-acclaimed concerts across Canada and the USA. And as part of The Pitmen Poets (with Bob Fox, Benny Graham, and Billy Mitchell), Jez has helped to rekindle the fire in the tradition of mining songs and culture of his native region in a series of sell out theatre performances around the UK.

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Cranberry Coffeehouse presents Jez Lowe
September 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Jez Lowe has long been one of the UK’s busiest folk performers, playing for audiences the world over, either solo, (with guitar, cittern and harmonica accompaniment), or with his band The Bad Pennies. His Men At Words tour of North America saw Jez joining forces with James Keelaghan and Archie Fisher for much-acclaimed concerts across Canada and the USA. And as part of The Pitmen Poets (with Bob Fox, Benny Graham, and Billy Mitchell), Jez has helped to rekindle the fire in the tradition of mining songs and culture of his native region in a series of sell out theatre performances around the UK.

Over the last couple of decades, the likes of Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Unthanks, Wizz Jones, The McCalmans, Mary Black, The Duhks, Bob Fox, The Young Uns, Enda Kenny, Cherish The Ladies, Tom McConville, The Clancys, and scores more have queued up to adopt his songs for their own repertoires. No wonder no less than Richard Thompson has called him “the best singer songwriter to come out of the UK for a long time”, and personally invited him to play at Thompson’s Meltdown Festival at London’s South Bank Centre in 2010.

Jez Lowe’s contributions to the on-going BBC Radio series The Radio Ballads has cemented this reputation, with a Sony Radio Award among the many accolades coming its way. The project culminated in a live BBC Radio 2 broadcast In November 2018 to commemorate The Great War Centenary that featured Jez alongside the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and narrator Michael Morpurgo.

As BBC Radio DJ Mike Harding said recently, “no-one else writes or sounds like Jez Lowe”, and chances are, even if you’ve never heard the man himself, you’ll have heard his songs sung at festivals, club-gigs, open-mikes or on CD, by the great and good, the professional and the enthusiast, the young and not-so-young. What higher accolade could a songwriter hope for?

Details

Date:
September 22
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$12 – $15
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Website:
http://cranberrycoffeehouse.org

Organizer

Cranberry Coffeehouse
Phone:
722-9327
Email:
cranberrycoffeehouse@yahoo.com
Website:
cranberrycoffeehouse.org

Venue

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton
183 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905 United States
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Phone:
607-798-1074 (Catherine Stuckart)