US music star Katy coming to Garstang

Katy Moffat

Katy Moffat

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Katy Moffatt is the last guest of Garstang Unplugged before the music host’s summer break.

Katy first appeared on the groundbreaking “A Town South of Bakersfield” compilation with Dwight Yoakum and Rosie Flores.

After meeting Tom Russell, she began an ongoing song writing relationship, and recorded “Walkin’ On The Moon”, hailed as substantive in both its emotions and its ideas.

Rounder followed this with “The Child Bride” and then “Greatest Show on Earth”, and by then Katy had claimed her place as one of America’s most honest and affecting singer-songwriters.

Her songs provide stirring, poignant and incisive glimpses into the lives of the long-suffering everyman and woman who populated Springsteen’s songs, except with a dusty South-West spirit.

Katy does not just hit the notes and get the words right, she evokes the emotions behind the tunes and meaning between the lines. r.

Support this time is from Peter Aldridge. His songs carry deeper reflections of today’s world, and the search for meaning in everyday life. It is philosophical, but always with a redemptive quality all his own. Steve Ripley’s sympathetic guitar underlines Pete’s songs.

It is all at Garstang Unplugged at the Kenlis Arms, Ray Lane, Barnacre, from 8.30pm tomorrow, Thursday, June 16. Tickets are £10 and are available on the door, by telephone on 01995 602795 or through www.garstangunplugged.com