Reg Meuross returns to Essex, the county where 10 years ago he wrote ‘Lizzie Loved A Highwayman’, the true and unromanticised story of Dick Turpin, in song. The award winning Somerset singer-songwriter wrote the song in the Bluebell Inn in Hempstead, which was Turpin’s birthplace, and spent some time researching, including looking at the gallows notes. Written from the point of view of Dick Turpin’s unfortunate widow this song, as with all Meuross’s story songs, is packed with poetry and detail and Reg’s words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.
This concert is part of the Reg Meuross Two Albums Tour, encompassing his two latest album releases: Faraway People and Songs About A Train. These songs comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide-ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written. Reg is a true modern troubadour, as comfortable gigging in village halls and folk clubs as he is playing the Royal Albert Hall and huge festival stages. He consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing.
Reg represents contemporary folk writing at its best. Described by Mark Radcliffe live in session on BBC Radio 2 Folk Show as “a brilliant singer songwriter with a social conscience”, Reg has a rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance on a really human level.
Wednesday 16th May, Doors 7pm. TICKET LINK HERE
Reg Meuross with support Na-mara and Linda Em
Epping Music Club, in the Black Lion Barn, 293 High Street CM16 4DA.
Tickets are £10 and available online from, via Little Sew n Sews, 307 High Street, Epping or on the door if there are any left. There is a special offer of 5 tickets for the price of 4 if booked in advance in a block.
“There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song” Townes Van Zandt.
“echoes of early Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen.” The Guardian.
“Powerful and moving songwriting” The Telegraph
“One of the most talented storytellers of our generation” Pennyblack Music
“A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer” Martin Carthy