April 3, 2017
TERRY MASTERSON & EMILY MAE WINTERS
Terry Masterson was at the heart of British folk revival in its infancy and remains a hugely influential figure, especially in Sussex. He was a resident at the legendary Bunjies Folk Cellar in Soho where Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and David Bowie all played early in their careers.
Following residencies at more prestigious venues around London he became much sought after. He was top of the bill at the first Broadstairs Festival and soon embarked on headlining tours of the USA and Canada.
His life-long involvement with the oral tradition was fostered by the storytelling of his Irish father and song sessions at family gatherings. Among the Irish diaspora he forged especially strong links with the travelling community, whose songs are a feature largely in his repertoire. A captivating performer and spellbinding singer, it is a cause of much regret that he only recorded one album - but this has recently been reissued on CD and will be available on the night.
We’re delighted to be part of Emily Mae Winter’s tour promoting her debut album, Foreign Waters, recorded at Ben Walker’s Brighton studio. An award-winning songwriter, she has appeared at the Cambridge Folk Festival and at the Folk Alliance International in Kansas.
Much praise has already come her way:
Emily Mae Winters has produced an arresting, enthralling tantalising introduction to her work that leaves us hungry for more. - Folk Radio UK
Superbly crafted and dramatic song writing.. Winters’ songs reflect a love of poetry, her lyrics giving a dark edge to songs that are beautifully performed. - Radio 2 Magazine
Some singers grow on you over time and others stop you in your tracks. Emily Mae Winters falls into the second category. - Fatea Magazine
We were hooked. - Time Out
Her songs are touched by the influence of Irish folk, country and Americana, and her voice borders on devastating. In short… she’s terrific! - Folkroom
A singer straddling the folk and country genres with some aplomb. - W21 Music
Haunting - Acoustic Magazine