(Kind supporters of my fundraising – extremely talented and enjoyable folk duo)
Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter! We hope you’re all well and enjoying the sunshine.
Just a quick note to bring you up to date with our news.
Becky Mills and myself have been busy gigging all over the country. Thanks to all of you who have come along to the shows, joined in singing, helped us carry our gear, put us up, joined the mailing list, bought us sherry, etc! What a superb time we have had! We have been constantly reminded of how lucky we are to play music for a living.
Here’s a few links to what reviewers have been saying about the live performances:
We have several dates left on this current tour including Appletreewick (North Yorkshire) tonight, Preston (tomorrow), Milton Keynes, Manningtree, Hebden Bridge, Hartlepool (me solo as special guest of Jason Feddy), Godalming, Hinckley (nr Leicester), Pickering and festival appearances at:
Barnsley Acoustic Festival on Easter Sunday www.barnsleyacoustic.co.uk,
Bristol Folk Festival on May Bank Holiday (Mon 7th May) www.bristolfolkfestival.com,
Friday 25th May, The Acoustic Festival of Britain www.acousticfestival.co.uk
Sat 26th May – Lincoln Beer Festival, The Drill Hall www.lincolncamra.org.uk/beerfest2012.htm
Sat 7th July – Heptonstall Festival
Saturday 1st September – Lanark Connections Festival
We were joined onstage in Otley by the amazing Finn McArdle on percussion and Jon Short on double bass – who together make up what is probably the coolest, meanest rhythm section in the country – and are delighted to announce that they will again be accompanying us at Bristol Folk Festival and the Acoustic Festival of Britain.
These are all fantastic events! It would be great to see you there. Details are on the gigs page at www.patsymatheson.co.uk or www.beckymills.co.uk
Stories of Angels & Guitars
The new CD ‘Stories of Angels & Guitars’ can be purchased either CD or download version from Amazon at:
Here’s what people have said about it:
There’s an overcrowded market in the UK of female singer-songwriter-guitarists, but Patsy Matheson stands out for the quality of her singing and more importantly, her songwriting…her best songs are thoughtful, delicate and impressively original’ – Robin Denselow, The Guardian
‘There is something of a light-voiced female John Martyn about Patsy Matheson’s singing on So The Same, an impressive and original track on her new album Stories of Angels & Guitars… her sensitive lyrics and strong singing just click.’ – Martin Chilton, The Telegraph
“If I still had a radio show, I’d be playing this CD.” – Andy Kershaw
Full versions of these and other reviews are on the website at:
So far it has received some great radio play, including spins from Mike Harding on his Radio 2 Folk Show (he said ‘The lass has got a lovely voice – this song (Hundred Guitars) is one of those great songs that tells a story but does it in a very subtle way’), and many of the other BBC local folk show presenters, including The Durbervilles at BBC Radio Leeds, Genevieve Tudor at BBC Radio Shropshire, Phil Brown at The Drift on BBC Radio Lancashire, Johnny Coppin at BBC Radio Gloucesterhire, Gordon Swindlehurst at BBC Radio Cumbria and Judi Spiers at BBC Radio Devon who made it her album of the week! Long may local radio continue!
Big thanks also to other shows who have featured it, especially Richard Bolland at www.pureradio.org.uk on his Roots & Fusion show who has played it loads!
We’ve also been doing a fair few interviews whilst we’ve been on the road.
Here’s me with Ross at Celtic Music Radio, where Stories & Angels Guitars was album of the week!
Plus Bex & me chatting to our friend Allan Wilkinson at Northern Sky
And live with Jon Short being interviewed by the lovely Trevor Dann at the Proper Music Podcast
Dont forget Becky and I are both on Facebook regularly, so do send us a friend request if you haven’t already done so! We’re on Twitter, so you can follow us there too!
We look forward to catching you along the way!
Patsy & Bex xx
Fri 16th March – Grassington, Appletreewick, Craven Arms www.craven-cruckbarn.co.uk
Sat 17th March – Preston, New Continental www.newcontinental.net
Fri 23rd March – Milton Keynes, The Stables www.stables.org
Sun 25th March – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club www.thetradesclub.com
Thursday 4th April – Godalming, Farncombe, Farncombe Tavern www.thefarncombecavern.co.uk
Sunday 8th April – Barnsley Acoustic Roots Festival www.barnsleyacoustic.co.uk
Friday 13th April – Hinckley, Hinckley ACT www.hinckleyact.co.uk
Saturday 14th April – Pickering, Newton upon Rawcliffe, Village Hall Dennis.Wilcock@btopenworld.com
Mon 7th May – Bristol Folk Festival – www.bristolfolkfestival.com
May 25th-27th Acoustic Festival of Britain – Uttoxeter Race Course www.acousticfestival.co.uk
Thurs 21st June – Grassington Fringe Festival, Appletreewick, Craven ArmsSat 7th July – Heptonstall Festival