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The Green Note, Camden Town, London - latest newsletter.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Gypsy Blues, Flamenco, Old-time, Gypsy Jazz, Americana & More!

Hi Everyone,

Women’s Day

We’re very excited to let you know that we’ve just announced a very special show as part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day! Following the success of a similar event we organised last year, we will again be collaborating with the amazing MICHELE STODART (of The Magic Numbers) who is co-curator as well as musical director for the event. This special one-off concert is a musical celebration of all the ages and stages of being a woman, both in terms of the performers themselves and the thematic content of the songs. The night will include material by Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian, Fleetwood Mac, Martha Wainwright, Brandi Carlyle, Dar Williams and much much more! It will take place on Thurs 7th March at JW3, as will form part of their International Women’s Day Festival.

The line up this year includes the highly acclaimed songwriter CHARLIE DORE (who is also playing at Green Note on 30th Jan accompanied by virtuoso 5 string double bass player Gareth Huw Davies to share songs from her double-award-winning album, Dark Matter), Bristol-based Sould/Funk/Jazz/Gospel singer CELESTINE, who absolutely blew us away with her voice when she played at Green Note last month, the wonderful MARGO BUCHANAN, who has sung with the likes of Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Robert Plant, Tina Turner (and many many more!), as well as Michele’s fellow bandmate from The Magic Numbers, the lovely ANGELA GANNON. They will be joined by young and exceptionally talented a-capella trio THE ROSELLAS, who were one of our favourite new discoveries of 2018, and acclaimed composer/arranger/singer KATE ST JOHN, who has worked with the likes of Van Morrison, Laura Marling. Damon Albarn, Marianne Faithfull and Tom Waits, as well as singer/violinist CONNIE CHATWIN, who has recently been making a mark on the London music circuit.
Tickets for this event are NOW on sale, and we guarantee that it’ll be a night to remember… You don’t want to miss this!!!

Back at our home base, we also have some fantastic shows coming up this weekend that you won’t want to miss….

This Saturday (19th Jan), we have a Green Note debut from virtuoso jazz and bluegrass band SAM REIDER AND THE HUMAN HANDS, who are over in the UK for the first time. They are rapidly becoming one of the most talked about musical experiences in the USA and those in the know over here have already heard the buzz. Their debut album, Too Hot To Sleep, won them a huge amount of attention when released here. Songlines magazine awarded a prized Top Of The World rating, writer Doug Deloach saying: “it’s a lovely, lively romp through the mind of an exceptionally gifted band leader and composer.” Over at RnR magazine, writer David Innes described them as “staggeringly virtuosic,” and added that they had “painted melodic stills and footage in some sort of multi-colour travelogue ranging from jazz cellars and south-of-the-threatened-wall cantinas, to widescreen desertscapes, prairies and souks.”

The following night (Sun 20th Jan) we have LATCHEPEN (formerly Daj Dook), a London band born out of a collective admiration of Django Reinhardt and anything that swings, the word Latchepen is an exclamation of happiness in the Romani language. Acoustic by nature but with a projection and heart beat that can rival any amplifier or drum, this is jazz on a string with influences ranging from Romani music to bebop. Not to be missed!


Other upcoming highlights over the next couple of weeks include flamenco with ALMA GITANA (Weds 23rd Jan); “Michigan’s Songbird” and one part of The Sweet Water Warblers, MAY ERLEWINE (Thurs 24th Jan); and ‘Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’N’Stroll’ in a rare solo show from The Urban Voodoo Machine frontman PAUL-RONNEY ANGEL (Fri 25th Jan). Plus lots more amazing shows coming up over the next few weeks and many that we’ve recently announced for later in the year… so be sure to check out the EVENTS PAGE our website for more details!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lots of love,

Immy & Risa xx


The Hot Club of Jupiter
Fri 18th January
A unique brand of gypsy swing, hot jazz & songs of middle-class angst & caddish behaviour.

Abdoulaye Samb’s Minnjiaraby
Fri 18th January
Senegalese music inspired by Fula and Mandinka cultures

The Rumblestrutters
Sat 19th January
Memphis Jazz & Hokum Blues! The authentic sounds of 1920s and ‘30s America!

Sam Reider & The Human Hands
Sat 19th January
a collective of virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn, NY… Songlines magazine awarded a prized Top Of The World rating to their debut album saying: “it’s a lovely, lively romp through the mind of an exceptionally gifted band leader and composer.”

Mark Harrison + Panama Dave Parrett
Sun 20th January
‘wonderful rootsy blues’ (Jazz FM) from Harrison + classical roots fused with folk, blues, rock and jazz from Parrett

Sun 20th January
Taking a love of the gypsy jazz tradition and forming a style that brings the music forward into the modern swing scene!

Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp + Brown Boots!
Mon 21st January
An exceptional folk double bill – expect songs and tunes from around the British Isles and further afield

Michele & Romeo Stodart present…..
Tue 22nd January
A special monthly residency hosted by The Magic Numbers’ siblings Romeo and Michele Stodart presenting acts they admire…

Flamenco with
Alma Gitana
Wed 23rd January
Quickly earning a reputation in the Flamenco & World Music scene, with sell out shows & rave reviews.

Suzanne Noble
Thu 24th January
Bawdy blues from the likes of Bessie Smith, Lil Johnson, Blu Lu Barker plus jazz standards to make you laugh and cry. Not for the fainthearted!

May Erlewine (trio)
Thu 24th January
‘Michigan’s Songbird’ and a third of The Sweet Water Warblers… “I’m going to have file May beside all my Nanci Griffith CDs because these two women are gold.” (No Depression)

Mad King Ludwig
Fri 25th January
Possessing the voice of a fired-up Tom Waits-esque Southern preacher and the physical frame of a Culture Club reject, Mad King Ludwig is a striking sight and sound to behold when performing!

Paul-Ronney Angel (The Urban Voodoo Machine - Solo Acoustic)
Fri 25th January
‘Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’N’Stroll’ band The Urban Voodoo Machine frontman plays rare solo show!

Levent & Taylor
Sat 26th January
A sound incorporating elements of Gypsy jazz, Classical, Latin and World music

The Curst Sons
Sat 26th January
A unique take on Americana mixes traditional roots genres with gutsy live shows and powerful original songs!

Girls To The Front
Sun 27th January
A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Featuring… The Savannahs + Lanre + Bity Booker + Roisin McNeill + Rosered & The Butterflies + MIRI

Hillary Klug
Mon 28th January
“There are good fiddle players and there are good dancers, but I don’t know anybody in the United States who dances as well as she plays or plays as well as she dances” Jim Wood, five-time Tennessee State Fiddle Champion

Open-Mic hosted by Rob Thom
Tue 29th January
Everyone welcome! Whether you’re coming along to play or just to chill out in a fun, friendly atmosphere, kick back and enjoy the music…

Jack Harris Blues
Wed 30th January
A very special one-off concert of pre-50s country blues and folk from Jack Harris, a hugely respected figure on the UK roots scene.

Charlie Dore & Gareth Huw-Davies
Wed 30th January
“An amazingly astute, moving, intelligent and connected songwriter…a voice like Kate McGarrigle meets Dory Previn. Wonderful.” Mike Harding

Joe Slater + Georgia & The Vintage Youth
Thu 31st January
Talentbanq presents… a fantastic double bill featuring two hotly-tipped young rising stars

Green Note, 106 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN

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