On this page we will bring you details of which artists we have booked for 2017
Please note that for gigs at The King’s Head; this is a pub room and not entirely seated. If you need a seat, we advise you get there early. Refunds will not be given.
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“The best house band in the country” Wizz Jones.
Friday May 11: Hans Theessink and Brooks Williams
Acclaimed blues masters £15
Supported by The Blinkin’ Buzzards
8:00 pm £15
Tonight we host not one, but two of the masters of the art — players who have long since achieved legendary status in the world of acoustic roots music. These guys have been pickin’ the blues for longer than either of them care to remember and, thousands of gigs down the line, they’re sounding better than ever.
Hans’ and Brooks’ shared love of Piedmont fingerstyle and bottleneck led them to this classic collaboration called Steady Rollin’ Blues. Another not-to-be missed night at the Kalamazoo!
Friday June 8: Tim Eriksen
Brilliant US multi-instrumentalist reworking Appalachian tradition £15
Where to start when introducing the man The Guardian called the coolest-looking guy in folk music?
One thing’s for sure – this one-time punk rocker turned ethnomusicologist is no ordinary singer-songwriter.
He plays anything with strings – from banjo to bajo sexto – and possesses a “take no prisoners” voice that renowned producer T Bone Burnett called “one of the best in music.”
Burnett it was who hired Tim to teach Nicole Kidman and Jude Law, stars of the Oscar-winning Cold Mountain, to sing the way they did in the days of the American Civil War.
Eriksen is a Professor of his Homeland’s folk music – acclaimed for his re-working of Appalachian and New England love songs, ballads, dance tunes and sacred harp hymns of the 19th Century. It’s what he calls “hardcore Americana.”
The only man to have shared a stage with both Kurt Cobain and Doc Watson, Eriksen arrives at the Kalamazoo Klub via the mountains and the Universities of the USA, and Oscars ceremony, the Prairie Home Companion and Carnegie Hall.
A remarkable performance not to be missed!
Friday July 13: Martin Carthy
One and only “father” of English folk £15
Friday August 10: Blinkin’ Buzzards
The Kalamazoo’s house band, with special guests £10