Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross 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. His 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 two 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.
“One of the most talented storytellers of our generation” Pennyblack Music
“Every song from the gentle genius is worth its weight in gold” David Kidman, Fatea Magazine
“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
“A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer” Martin Carthy
Opening the evening will be Devon singer songwriter Sadie Horler.
‘one of the finest young female artists we have discovered’, BBC introducing
Hot drinks available at the café. BYO alcohol.
Doors 7.30. Performance 8.00.