TWO musical legends are touring together for the first time and they’re playing a Keighley café.

The Lemon Tree in Oakworth Road will play host to Rab Noakes and Brooks Williams on August 30 at 7.30pm.

The intimate 30-seat venue promises a Scotland-USA transatlantic collaboration fuelled by a shared passion for acoustic roots rock, hook-laden songwriter pop, and folky Americana.

The duo met in Glasgow in 2018 when Rab sang backing vocals on Brooks’s Lucky Star recording. Soon afterwards they came together to write songs and decided to perform.

The connection between the two singers goes back almost 30 years, when Brooks began or ended every show with Rab’s song Dublin Take Me, which he had learned from a cassette a friend brought back to America from a Scottish holiday.

Born in Statesboro, Georgia, Brooks Williams got his start in the small bars and coffeehouses of New York and Boston.

Twenty-eight albums later, he is ranked in the ‘Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists’ and his voice is one “you just melt into”, says Americana UK in a ravereview.

Rab Noakes, from Fife, has recorded 20 albums over more than 50 years performing, the latest release in 2018, Welcome to Anniversaryville.

Rab’s songs reflect his lifelong interest in ‘popular songs’ and ‘roots songs’, combining melodic hooks and Americana-styled narratives. His interpretations are

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Tickets cost £26 per person.