Sam Baker

Sam Baker is one of the best and most charismatic of contemporary American singer-songwriters. He embarks on a short solo tour of the UK in June 2017 in support of his new album Land of Doubt. A track from this album can be heard on our covermount CD Un-Herd - free with the latest issue of RnR, and very splendid it is too.

Tour dates as follows:

Friday 23 June: St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow
Saturday 24 June: Jumpin' Hot Club, Gateshead
Sunday 25 June: Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue, Queensbury, Bradford
Monday 26 June: The Greystones, Sheffield
Tuesday 27 June: The Musician, Leicester
Wednesday 28 June: What's Cookin' @ Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, London
Thursday 29 June: The Tunnels, Bristol

Here is Sam singing Pony from his album Mercy.

Robb Johnson

Robb Johnson has a new version of his acclaimed double CD Gentle Men out this month. The CD has been reimagined to coincide with the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1. Gentle Men is a family history of The War To End All Wars and a special limited edition - including a hardback book - is also available.

Robb will be performing the work at the Library Theatre, Sheffield on the 5th December 2013.Full details can be found on the Gentle Men website.

Robb Johnson

Beverley Folk Festival

Beverley Folk Festival have announced the line-up for next year's event. The festival takes place between the 20th and 22nd June at Beverley racecourse. Amongst the acts appearing are Michael Morpugo, Thea Gilmore and the Quebec based Le Vent Du Nord.

Full details at the Beverley Folk Festival website.

Here is the video for Le Vent Du Nord's 2012 release Elise.