What’s On

On this page we will bring you details of the artists we have booked for 2018

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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Friday November 9

Robin Williamson

with very special guest

Bina Williamson

Robin Williamson

Robin Williamson Image courtesy of Laurie Lewis

Weaving the unique mystic magic that has made him a legend of folk music, the “last true bard on Earth” returns to the Kalamazoo, this time with his wife Bina, a fine singer and musician in her own right.
The great story-teller and multi-instrumentalist will always be inextricably linked to The Incredible String Band, his highly- influential sixties ensemble that inspired so many – including the likes of Robert Plant and  Paul McCartney – but  he was never one to rest on his laurels.
As David Kidman of Folk Radio puts it:”He prefers not to dwell on the past, paying hollow homage, or revisit past glories, but to keep moving on with his sights set firmly on the present, creating new music with contemporary relevance.”
Robin’s musical adventures have long involved Bina, whose vocal harmonies and  expertise on autoharp, dulcimer and the zither-like bowed psaltery, add haunting textures to the performance.
Robin’s recent album, the beautiful self-penned Trusting in the Rising `Light, had five star reviews.
Expect another five star Kalamazoo show tonight.
Supported by the House Band, The Blinkin’ Buzzards

 

Friday December 14

Bonnie Dobson and The Blinkin’ Buzzards

with special guest

Merlin Wildman

Bonnie Dobson by Laurie Lewis

Canadian folk legend Bonnie joins the Buzzards’ festive party as we bring down the curtain on a great 2018.

For Bonnie it has been quite a year, too – her much-covered classic song Morning Dew was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, an honour bestowed on her at the Mariposa, Ontario,  Folk Festival by the great Gordon Lightfoot.

Bonnie sang the song at Mariposa in 1961 as she was emerging along with Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Mary Travers and Maria Muldaur  as “one of the new girls to watch.”

Morning Dew, a vision of Armageddon, which was her very first composition, has since been covered by everyone from The Grateful Dead, Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart to Robert Plant, who sang it with her at the Royal Festival Hall a while back and  described it as a “spectacular piece of music.”

Her voice still rings as beautifully as it did when she first graced the folk clubs of Greenwich Village in the early 60s  alongside newcomers Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel.

The house band will play an extended set tonight and will be joined as always by honorary Buzzard Merlin Wildman.

 

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