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imp / voco: Corinne West & Kelly Joe Phelps + Tungsten + Bullhelm @ Blue Lamp, 22 Sep

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interesting music promotions and Vocoustics, in association with Aberdeen Folk Club present


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU. Phone: 01224 647472

Doors 8pm

Tickets 10+bf in adv / 12 on door

Available from One-Up Records, Belmont Street, Aberdeen. Phone (01224) 642662 or http://www.ticketweb.co.uk





Out of the circus in the sky fell Corinne and Kelly Joe to find themselves covered in guitars, strings, and the remnants of a trapeze artist. Ladies and gentlemen, two of America's premier singer/songwriters have joined talents creating a stellar new sound. Soul, passion, beautifully laced vocal harmonies and brilliant guitar work are at the heart of their new collaboration. It's a handful of aces friends and like nothing you (or they) have heard before! And now theyre coming to the UK!

CORINNE WEST, a fourth generation Californian and musician who performs upwards of 200 shows each year, has a voice that simply soars. Using her powerfully eloquent voice, coupled with beautifully crafted songs - memorable both lyrically and melodically - she has fashioned a unique identity within American musics acoustic/roots scene. Her latest record, 'The Promise', confirms Wests place among the finest young singer-songwriters. Described as "elegant new sexy acoustic jazz-rock-folk", and "west coast acoustic soul music", this is a work of deep feeling and deep inspiration, roads travelled and roads less travelled, songs insightful and resonant about matters of the heart, soul and existence. In concert, Corinne brings a special grace and fire to the stage. Her song-writing strength coupled with magnetic stage presence create a captivating performance, winning rave reviews at home and abroad. Corinne has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the U.K., and has been featured on national radio in these regions.

I love Corinne's music and truly believe in her as an artist. She has spirit, integrity and talent. I am a massive fan. (Bob Harris, Legendary British broadcaster, BBC Radio2)

A West wind blew into town on Friday night and its name was Corinne, full of passion, charm and wit and laden down by a truck full of great original songs. This was a night that will be remembered for a long time, a must for venues next time she tours. (Windsor Arts Centre, UK)

Its a stirring body of work, by turns haunting, gripping and moving and all wrapped around Corinnes distinctive smoky vocals. (Oxford Mail)

Spectacularly haunting...eloquently soulful. (Folk and Roots, David Kidman)

A voice of gold. (Relix Magazine)


KELLY JOE PHELPS has, over the course of eight CDs and fifteen years of touring the world, established himself as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter with singular vision and fearless purpose. His mix of folk, blues, and jazz has won him praise from the likes of Bill Frisell, Steve Earle, and Cameron Crowe. Kelly Joe has been featured on NPRs All Things Considered and Prairie Home Companion as well as numerous BBC and other national radio shows throughout Europe, Australia and Japan. Hes recorded with Townes Van Zandt, Greg Brown, Martin Simpson, Jay Farrar, and a host of others. A brilliant improviser, Phelps is known for his ability to put a new spin on a song every time he plays, inventive and imaginative enough to be able to take multiple styles of music and merge them with his own artistic voice, creating a unique sound both original and universal.

His music is a wide world with three hundred and sixty degrees of influence Kelly Joe is a musical slight of hand master. He pulls world wide sounds out of his guitar. (Tim OBrien)

He seems to have tapped into the artery somehow. Theres a lot going on in between and behind the notes. Mystery. Hes been an inspiration to me. (Bill Frisell)

Im talking about a feeling, a smoky, lonesome, painful yet somehow comforting groove that lets you know that you are not alone even when youre blue. Play on, brother. (Steve Earle)

At first you think its familiar, then you know youve never heard anything like this. I love this music. (Leo Kottke)


Local support from TUNGSTEN & BULLHELM


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