It makes us very happy that Jon Wilks, who opened for our very first event in Oct 2018, is now returning to Dorking, this time as the headline act.
"One of the best of the New Wave of Folk Blokes," says fRoots Mag, adding, "As a guitar player and arranger of traditional songs, Jon Wilks already deserves speaking of in the same breath as your Simpsons and your Morays."
Jon originates from Birmingham, which is where most of the traditional songs he performs come from. On his March tour, he'll be playing songs from his recent album, "Midlife", and its follow-up EP, "The Trial of Bill Burn Under Martin's Act", as well as telling the stories surrounding the songs – tales about the old singers and song collectors.
His performance has been described as one part concert, one part history lesson and one part stand-up comedy act.
“Jon’s passion informs his live shows, the songs liberally sprinkled with anecdotes (‘babysitting’ Martin Carthy being a particular gem), humour and history, his singing and personality hugely engaging. He is the sort of performer folk circles mean when they talk of the living tradition.” – Mike Davies, Folking.com reviewer and Alternative Roots presenter.
Listen to Jon's Spotify channel here, and Youtube
To be confirmed
Doors and licensed cash bar open from 7.30pm. Music will start from 8pm.
£13 - Advance tickets, General Admission ( + booking fee)
£11 - Advance tickets, Under 25's* (+ booking fee)
Door tickets (where available):
£15 - Door ticket price, General admission
£13 - Door ticket price, Under 25's*
*Please note the minimum age for this event is 10 years old.
Upstairs at the Oddfellows Hall, 270 High Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1QT.
Nearest station: Dorking / Dorking Deepdene (10 mins walk)
Nearest car park: Wathen Road, RH4 1YA. Free of charge after 6pm on a Saturday (3 mins walk).
For more information, including about venue accessibility, please contact Good Honest Folk.
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