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Saturday Concerts
begin at 7:30 pm

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begin at 2:00 pm

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Jez Lowe


Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless performances around the world over the last twenty years at some of the most prestigious stages and festivals in the US, Europe, China, and New Zealand. The bulk of Jez’s time is spent “on the road”, either solo or with his band The Bad Pennies.

Lowe is rapidly gaining ground as the most “covered” songwriter on the UK circuit. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Lowe’s songs, are Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy and literally hundreds of others. Songs like “Back In Durham Gaol”, “The Bergen”, “Greek Lightning” and “These Coal Town Days” have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind. Richard Thompson has called him “The best singer songwriter to come out of the UK for a long time”, and BBC Radio 2 says “Jez Lowe is one of our finest songwriters.”

In 2006 Jez participated in a hugely successful radio documentary series for the BBC, entitled The Radio Ballads, for which he composed 23 new songs. The Radio Ballads went on to be honored with two Sony Radio Academy Awards and Jez himself was nominated for “Folksinger of the Year” in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008.

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There is a self-running jam on concert nights beginning 90 minutes before each concert when we get in the building to set up. Bring your instrument and come jam with us!