Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Roots/Folk Music 12/2/10

On the back of two recent album releases, Lyle Lovett’s Natural Forces and John Hiatt’s The Open Road, both arrive for a special joint acoustic concert at the Waterfront Hall on Tuesday night.

With four Grammy Awards to his name, Lovett is undoubtedly one of America’s contemporary greats, while fellow countryman Hiatt has had a career spanning more than 30 years and his songs have been covered by the likes of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Iggy Pop and The Neville Brothers. However, the two cult legends will not perform as a duo, but acoustic and solo on stage at the same time.

Meanwhile, one of my favourite all-time American greats, Judy Collins returns to Belfast for a rare intimate gig at the Spring & Airbrake on Sunday night. Collins has thrilled audiences with her blend of folksongs for five decades, starting with songs of the social poets of the time before introducing Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman to the music world and giving us hits like Both Sides Now and Amazing Grace.

And Anthony Toner is back on tour at Omagh’s Strule Arts Centre (Thursday), Ards Arts Centre (next Friday), The Great Hall at Queens (Feb 26) and Armagh’s Market Place Theatre (Feb 27).

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