Jon from Shed of the year winner 2011 Songs from the shed and friend of readersheds.co.uk
is curating a music event starting at his local historical cinema Curzon , Clevedon which is just the start to the Songs from the Shed on tour:
FILM: THE NEWPORT EFFECT + LIVE: HOT FEET
A fantastic new collaboration has sprung up between one man and his shed and three arts venues thanks to Film Hub South West & West Midlands, one of nine lead organisations belonging to the BFI’s Film Audience Network.
Musical promoter Jon Earl, creator and curator of Songs From The Shed, and venues The Curzon Cinema Clevedon, The Roses Tewkesbury and The Courtyard Hereford will be delivering a tour of innovative film music fusion events throughout this Autumn, starting with a rare chance to see UK premiere screenings of music documentary The Newport Effect plus a live performance from Hot Feet.
Infamous as the place where Bob Dylan “went electric” in 1965, The Newport Folk Festival was a stalwart among folk music-lovers ever since its inception in 1959.
This film, narrated by Joan Armatrading who is currently undertaking her last major tour, celebrates the history and legacy of this seminal event, with performances and discussions with the likes of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, the Indigo Girls and the late Pete Seeger.
Following the film there will be a performance from Hot Feet, who will bring their delta blues, sixties electro folk and world rhythms to the stage.
Jon Earl, Songs from the Shed: “It’s a real treat for Songs From The Shed to be invited to choose the bands for this tour.
The films are amongst the most exciting music related films on release at the moment and I can’t wait to see Hot Feet and The Cadbury Sisters perform in these great venues.”
of course his shed is a modern day folk festival – so he has a shed in the foyer showing off some of the recent performances at each venue.
you can catch Jon and his shed at the following places – good luck Jon I hope to pop along for a pint to at least one!
More info on his website http://songsfromtheshedtour.com/
FILM: THE 78 PROJECT MOVIE + LIVE: THE CADBURY SISTERS
Thursday 13 November – The Roses Tewkesbury
FILM: O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? + LIVE: THE CADBURY SISTERS
Friday 14 November- The Courtyard Hereford
Saturday 15 November – Curzon Clevedon
FILM: O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?
Tuesday 19 November – The Roses Tewkesbury
FILM: THE 78 PROJECT MOVIE
Thursday 20 November – The Courtyard Hereford
FILM: THE 78 PROJECT MOVIE + LIVE: ROB HERON & THE TEAPAD ORCHESTRA
Thursday 27 November- Curzon Clevedon