Next Guest: Paul Downes - March 2, 2009

First, belated apologies for the last-minute cancellation on February 2nd. Snow in Brighton! there'll be rain in the Sahara next...

Our next guest, Paul Downes, is an exception to the general rule that our guest performers are based in Sussex. Paul now lives in Devon but spent several years in this area and appears regularly with the Brighton Taverners. His association with the band stretches over more than thirty years, since he and Phil Beer co-produced and played on their second album Wrap It Up For The Lady.

He will be best remembered for the Downes & Beer partnership which swept all before them in the 70s & 80s and for joining folk supergroup The Arizona Smoke Revue. Since then he has played with, among others, Pete Seeger, Show Of Hands and The Joyce Gang. In addition to solo gigs he is currently part of Mick Ryan's touring theatre shows.

Why is he so much in demand? Quite simply because he is one of the most versatile guitarists you will hear in a long time - with stunning accompaniments to a huge range of songs, including his own.

His latest album, Directly, is out now - as is the long awaited reunion album with Phil Beer, Live At Nettlebed.

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