Stourbridge Folk Club

Katie Fitzgerald's, 187 Enville Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 3TB

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For all events, doors open at 8pm (soundcheck permitting), for an 8.30pm start. There will usually be a raffle drawn after the intermission, before the guest artists second set. Prizes vary, normally a bottle of wine or CD, or both! We aim to finish around 11pm.
 

THURSDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2014 - Double Header - DAN OWEN / EDDY MORTON
Tickets £8/10  *Advance Booking Recommended!*
35 seated and 30 standing tickets remaining as of 01/10/14

Tickets now available for
Dan Owen
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Dan Owen

Dan was born on the 11th of May 1992 in the market town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Dan did not particularly enjoy school and took to the guitar at the age of 9.  Through music, Dan found that he could express himself, and his affinity with the guitar started when introduced to the Blues by his teacher, Richard Pharo.  Dan’s guitar skill and understanding of the Blues continued to develop through his school years, playing in various bands and as part of a duo supporting his older sister Claire on open mic nights around the county.

When Dan left school he undertook a joinery apprenticeship with the ambition of becoming a professional guitar maker. Unfortunately, this was cut short following a tragic accident in the workshop involving his eye. Although no cosmetic signs remain, he suffered severe damage to the retina resulting in continued deterioration of his sight.  Dan now looks back at this as a pivotal moment. It was to alter the course of his life permanently.

After seeking solace in the Blues to deal with the aftermath of his accident, Dan decided he would pick himself up and embark upon a full-time music career.  To the astonishment of himself and others, a voice emerged which has resulted in the label 'Blues Boy Dan'. 

Word in the local Blues community began to spread, and throughout 2011 Dan found himself gigging twice a week, leading to a video posting on Youtube of his performance of the “Ballad of Hollis Brown”. The video attracted the attention of Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac who tracked Dan down and has since become Dan’s mentor. 


http://bluesboydanowen.com/

Eddy Morton

As the founder member of The New Bushbury Mountain Daredevils and later the Bushburys Eddy Morton toured the UK and Europe constantly for eleven years releasing 8 albums During which time the band appeared at every major Folk/Roots Festival in the UK and Europe including Cambridge, Cropredy, Skagen, Guildford, Dranouter, The Badentreffen (Nuremburg) and many more.  The Bushburys last two albums "Trying to Catch the Sun" and "Timeless" were released throughout Europe on the Plaene Records label . "The Vision" taken from "Trying to Catch the Sun " also appeared on the Warner Brothers compilation "Highlands and Islands 2" alongside artists such as The Chieftains, Luka Bloom, and Van Morrison. “Union Jack” from  “Trying To Catch the Sun”  appeared on the recent “Folk the Banks” album.

As a solo artists eddy Morton has released 3 albums " The Singing Tree" and   "Stourbridge Town" both distributed via Proper throughout the UK.  New album “What It Is to be Human” was released in 2013 and is available on iTunes .

As a solo performer, Eddy Morton has worked all over the UK, Ireland and the USA supporting many top acts including, The Saw Doctors, Manfred Mann, Ralph Mctell and Lindisfarne. In 1992 he joined Factory Records band, the Adventure Babies working with Steve Lillywhite of U2 fame.

 

THURSDAY 26th FEBRUARY 2015 - KIERAN HALPIN
Tickets £8

THURSDAY 19th MARCH 2015 - TBC

THURSDAY 30th APRIL 2015 - BABAJACK
Tickets £10adv/£12

THURSDAY 28th MAY 2015 - MARTIN CARTHY
Tickets £14 *Advance Booking Recommended!*

THURSDAY 25th JUNE 2015 - TBC

THURSDAY 23rd JULY 2015 - LISA MILLS with IAN JENNINGS TBC

THURSDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2015 -TBC

THURSDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2015 - TBC