Welcome to Grateful Fred’s
Grateful Fred’s Roots and Acoustic Nights…
Want to hear some great “live” music in a really friendly atmosphere?
Want to hear some of the best in “Americana, Roots, Folk and Acoustic music?
Then please come on down to “Grateful Fred’s” each month and we’ll do our best to supply you with just that!
Our next Grateful Fred Night is going to be…
Wednesday 12th June
Plus full supporting programme from:
Plus… music from your hosts
“Porch music with a little Texas Red Dirt”
2009 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee New/Emerging Artist
2009 Kerrville New Folk Finalist
2008 Mountain Stage New Song Regional FinalistSome call it country, some call it roots-and-blues, others call it rough-around-the-edges folk. Lynne Hanson calls her musical style by her own name: porch music with a little Texas red dirt.It’s a sound that’s been receiving rabid applause from enamoured critics and devoted fans in Canada, the US Southwest, Europe and Australia. Blessed with a soulful voice that’s been compared to Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams and Mary Chapin Carpenter, Hanson is one of the most captivating female singer-songwriters on the Americana scene today.
“[Once the Sun Goes Down] certainly is a remarkable piece of work … Hanson is a superlative craftswoman … her fabulous voice is clear as a bell.” - John Conquest, Third Coast Music, Austin“Killer third by Canadian songbird…more in common with the assured touch of Gillian Welch or Lucinda Williams. “Riptide” could easily be the best song Welch has yet to write”. - UNCUT (UK)Don’t go labelling her a country crooner. But Hanson sure knows how to share her troubles in a song. With an open heart and not a hint of sentimentality, Hanson sings simply and honestly about loss and the search for redemption.
That redemption comes at her live shows. No one leaves a Lynne Hanson concert feeling heavy-hearted. Onstage Hanson is a happy-go-lucky storyteller with a gift for the gab and a wink in her eye, engaging her audience just as much with her stories and one-liners as she can with her music. She’s intimate with her audience, as if she were shooting the breeze with old friends at her kitchen table. Or her front porch. Which brings us back to that Texas red dirt …
“Any listener thinking Hanson couldn’t have been born north of the Mason-Dixon Line is forgiven.” – Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
You can get tickets for just £7.50 on our online tickets page or from Quicksilver Music, Market Street, Southport, The Old Bookshop in Formby Village or from me, Colin Maddocks on 0797 077 4618.