Sunday 26 August
The Corn Potato String Band
THE EYES AND EARS OF AMERICA
Coming to Calstock Village Hall this August Bank Holiday Sunday.. The Corn Potato String Band!
The Corn Potato String Band earns high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern life, the members of this band are outcasts of society who survive by playing the lost music of the flatlands where they were raised.
The Corn Potatoes have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, “ho-downs,” country “rags” and southern gospel, specialising in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes.
“A unique slice of American culture” -The Times of India
“Impressive fiddle work… authentically raw and homespun” -The Scotsman
“I’ve heard quite a lot of old-time fiddle and banjo playing, trust me, but I’ve never heard it like this… played at break-neck speeds, Aaron’s fiddle whipping around tight corners like a high-end sports car. It was like watching Bach hopped up on speed, composing kickass barn dance tunes in Appalachia. Kind of.” -No Depression
“They blew the audience away. A half-hour of standards, obscurities and charming banter later, the decidedly hip multi-instrumentalists received one of the most thunderous ovations of any opening act I’ve witnessed in quite some time.” -PopMatters
Mark J. Lee
"Beautiful rainy day Country" BBC Cornwall
Friday 14 September
Attila the Stockbroker
A great night of unusual entertainment. The world is changing fast, the poet Attila the Stockbroker is writing about it - and he is more fired up than he has ever been in 38 years as a performance poet.
Laugh, cry, get angry and learn a bit of history the opposite way to how it was taught in school!
Barnstormer 1649 aim to do with early music & punk what the Pogues did with Irish music & punk - but with a strong historical and political message.
Leader, poet and multi-instrumentalist Attila the Stockbroker, describes their sound as ‘Roundhead Renaissancecore and Baroque ‘n’ Roll’.
Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on door) from the Limekiln Gallery, or online with no commission
Support act (Local musician Eddie Farrell) starts 7:45pm.
The following shows/events are lined up and details will be published in due course
11 November - 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' - Angelheart Theatre