Added on Wednesday 1 Jun 2011
Back in 1970, a young Tyneside guitarist named Rod Clements wrote a song called 'Meet Me on the Corner'. It became a top ten hit for Rod's band Lindisfarne, paving the way for the group's many years of international success. Three decades later 'Meet Me On The Corner' is a perennial favourite of the airwaves. Rod Clements is one of the most widely respected figures in British folk roots.
Jeff Warner is among America's foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America connect 21st century audiences with the everyday lives-and artistry-of 19th century Americans. His songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, bring us the latest news from the distant past.
For 40 years he has been considered as the consummate performer, a writer of literary gracefulness whose troubadour chronicles encapsulate the realism of otherwise unsung heroes, otherwise uncharted lives. His songs are faultlessly constructed and flawlessly performed, with his instantly recognisable voice, attractively dark and mellow, and his intricately detailed yet full-sounding guitar playing. His songs are written from a lifetime of travelling; always the observer passing through, each song is a vignette of life, like a story told over a drink in a bar.