Steve Ashley is one of British folk's finest singer-songwriters. His songs have been recorded by Fairport Convention, Martin Simpson, Anne Briggs, Ralph McTell & Wizz Jones, O'Hooley & Tidow, Phil Beer and many others. His album career began in 1974 with the award-winning 'Stroll On', which today is regarded as a folk-rock classic. In total, Steve has released eleven albums of original songs, consistently melding tradition with innovation and delivering intelligent and inspired English poetry amid beautiful and distinctive original melodies.
His latest album, 'Another Day' has received many rave reviews and its predecessor, 'This Little Game' was in two lists of The Best Folk Albums of 2015 in The Telegraph and Folk Radio. He's recorded with Anne Briggs, Shirley Collins, Maddy Prior, Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, Danny Thompson, Robin Williamson and Fairport Convention. He's also performed his songs with chamber orchestras conducted by Nick Drake's arranger, the late Robert Kirby.
A former lead singer with The Albion Country Band and his own Ragged Robin, Steve is a consummate entertainer and has what America's Variety magazine has called 'one of the funniest dry stage raps'.
If you like songs that are edgy, challenging and compassionate – and sometimes very funny - then don't miss this performance.
"He's one of the British folk scene's finest singer-songwriters" - Mike Harding
Times & Prices
|Friday, 21st September 2018||20:00||Main House||£15||£12|