Well, as this year draws to a close it’s time to say thanks to all of our acts and the promoters we’ve worked with the past twelve for making it quite a memorable year!
GRETCHEN PETERS continues to get more popular in the UK and Europe with a number of sold out shows when she’s toured here and some memorable festival appearances from her as well, this year. Her current cd “Hello Cruel World” is being recognized as a songwriter’s masterpiece.
BRUCE COCKBURN returned to these shores for the first time in a few years and was well recieved everywhere he performed. Plus he met up with the Canadian Paralympics Team at the London Olympics Village.
CARMEL emerged from semi-retirement with a brand new seven piece band and wowed audiences at the three very special shows she played with them. We’re looking forward to hearing new material from her in 2013.
ALTAN popped across from Ireland for a short run of shows and once again proved why they’re probably Ireland’s finest traditional folk act!
STEVE FORBERT headed out in October (a tour we booked in association with Adastra Agency) across the UK & Ireland to promote is excellent new cd “Over With You”.
Canadian songstress, LYNNE HANSON, came across to open for Gretchen Peters in the UK for part of her March tour here, then repeated that again opening for Steve Forbert in October. In addition Lynne played some of her own shows and is becoming recognized here as one fine singer – songwriter and a mean acoustic guitar player as well.
We’re excited to welcome some brilliant new acts to the agency – THE ABRAMS BROTHERS; BEN GLOVER; CARAVAN OF THIEVES; THE EMPERORS OF WYOMING – and these, along with our established acts will all be touring in 2013. There are already tours announced, and on sale, GRETCHEN PETERS in February / March and PERE UBU in April. Plus we’re working on more tours and these include the wonderful AMY WADGE & PETE RILEY; 3 BOXES; BRUCE COCKBURN; LYNNE HANSON; DAVID BROMBERG and and we’re waiting to be told what our others want for 2013.
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Finally, have a real Happy New Year and an absolutely wonderful 2013.
Nigel Morton and Ruth Gordon