Folk

We have had some of the most iconic folk artists play for us

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Blues

Love the Blues? We frequently have great blues artistes

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House Band

The Blinkin' Buzzards kick off each evening of fabulous music

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We are delighted to announce dates for our acoustic and folk music evenings for 2024.

Keep an eye on our “What’s On” page and our Social Media to see the great acts we have coming up.

The Kalamazoo Klub has been bringing great quality folk and acoustic music to North London for the last 25 years. Run by Guy Simpson and Paul Alcantara, it has brought a plethora of World-class names to our audiences over those years.

Fronted by House Band, The Blinkin’ Buzzards, each month’s meeting brings a top-name artist from the worlds of folk and acoustic music. It is now one of the best-known folk music clubs in London.

Next gig

Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow

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The Blinking’ Buzzards

9 August

£15

Book tickets here

“Brooks Williams is one of those select few ‘how on earth does he do it?!’ artists.” (Fatea) 

Cambridge-based, US-born guitarist, singer and songwriter Brooks Williams has been a leading light on the acoustic music scene for three decades. “He was playing Americana before it had been given the name” (CMP). 

Brooks Williams’ guitar skills are evident as he effortlessly slides in and out of folk, blues and country. It comes as no surprise he is listed in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists

Born in Statesboro, Georgia, Williams moved to Boston at the height of that city’s burgeoning singer-songwriter scene. In the early 1990s, he did his apprenticeship in the bars and clubs of New York and New England and cut his teeth supporting artists like Shawn Colvin, Chris Smither, Rory Block, Leo Kottke, Odetta, Billy Bragg and Taj Mahal. His first album, North From Statesboro, caught the attention of The Washington Post and National Public Radio and in subsequent years, he has released a staggering 31 recordings.

On this occasion he is joined by fiddler Aaron Catlow. With two albums under their belt (Ghost Owl, short-listed 2021 Instrumental Album Of The Year, and Ready For The Times) and a third on the way, AmericanaUK says the duo is “live music at its best.”

Brooks Williams is “quite simply one of the most unassuming, natural performers on the circuit, and his easy, relaxed manner conceals the greatest level of true expertise.” (Fatea)   

Where to find us

We meet usually on the second Friday of the month at The Great Northern Railway Tavern in Hornsey and sometimes at the Union Chapel in Islington. Make sure you check the What’s On page to see which venue we are using and for more details on how to buy tickets.

Now you can buy The Blinkin’ Buzzards’ CD, packed with great tunes like Jigsaw Puzzle Blues, Blue Prelude, Humming Blues and Big Feet Rag.

PLEASE NOTE that this gig is in an upstairs room with no disabled access. We do not guarantee a seat for every ticket holder, so if you need a seat we advise that you arrive early.

The CD contains 11 tracks plus a bonus track, Pizza Rider, by Merlin Wildman. The CD costs £12 plus £2 p&p. Order yours today!

The Blinkin’ Buzzards

Listen to House Band, The Blinkin’ Buzzards playing Autumn Leaves, live.

Autumn Leaves Live

The Kalamazoo Klub’s house band play each month at the Klub and are:

Guy Simpson – Dobro

Paul Alcantara – Guitar, ukulele, banjo

John Paxton – guitar

Andrew Kemp – bass

Jamie Alcantara – ukulele

Listen to Mr. Trump Don’t Like It by the Blinkin’ Buzzards
Listen to Jigsaw Puzzle Blues

By Eddie Lang, born Salvatore Massaro in Philadelphia in 1902.

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