THE TEAM-UP of acoustic music legends Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe is highlighted in the latest issue of Tykes’ News.
The Keighley-based folk magazine lists live appearances by the pair, as well as a review of their joint album The Janus Game.
The A5 magazine, which showcases the Yorkshire folk scene, also features news, reviews and interviews with performers as well as full listings for clubs across the region.
Singer-songwriter Steve lived for many years in Oakworth and regularly plays folk clubs and concert halls around the region.
Jez hails from the North East but is known across the country for both his solo work and concerts with long-time band the Bad Pennies.
According to Tykes’ News, the pair can be seen performing together at the National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York, on March 28.
The duo will also be at the Exchange Arts Centre in Russell Street, Keighley, on April 6.
Keighley singer-songwriter Alan Rose, reviewing the album, calls their music a stunning, beautiful, genuine collaboration with songs of real worth.
He said: “Here we have two blokes who’ve done little else but play stringed instruments since they were children, so it’s hardly surprising that the interplay of guitars, mandolin, bouzouki and the like is nothing short of jaw-dropping.”
Tykes’ News also features reviews of albums by Bob Dylan, Sally Ironmonger, Ribbon Road, Emily Maguire, Steve Ashley and Merry Hell.
Nigel Schofield reviews Haworth singer-songwriter Tim Moon’s latest albums Halls, Hymns And Brawls and Mighty, one focusing on medieval music and hymns from the 19th century, the other featuring Moon originals and favourites.
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