Steve Tilston Trio head for Kenlis

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The Steve Tilston Trio are this month’s guests at Garstang Unplugged.

Steve’s joined by virtuoso harmonica player Keith Warmington and Stuart Gordon, one of the best improvising violinists in the country, performing beautiful arrangements of songs old and new.

Formed for a one-off show, the trio sounded great and enjoyed playing together so much they decided it would be fun to do more.

Steve is the writer of the classics The Slipjigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman and Here’s to Tom Paine.

His latest CD The Reckoning got four-star reviews in national newspapers including The Guardian, The Observer and The Scotsman.

It also earned him an appearance on Later with Jools Holland and BBC Four Songwriters’ Circle.

He alo won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, for best original song.

Steve Tilston has been described as, an artist of “stylistic versatility and consummate musicality”, “a complete guitarist,” “a singer songwriter of rare talent” and “absurdly accomplished”.

It is said that if you ask anyone on the English folk scene who is their favourite guitarist, singer, songwriter and entertainer, nine times out of 10 Steve’s name will crop up in the top three of every department.

The Steve Tilston Trio joins music fans at Garstang Unplugged, The Kenlis Arms, Ray Lane, Barnacre, tomorrow (Thursday). The concert starts at 8.30pm and the tickets are £10, on the door, through the website or by telephoning 01995 602795.

Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 with the classic An Acoustic Confusion and has been turning out quality albums ever since.

A celebrated artist in Britain and abroad, winning accolades in Europe, Australia and the USA, his songs have been recorded by many bands and artistes including Fairport Convention, Dolores Keane, The House Band, Peter Bellamy, North Cregg, Bob Fox and John Wright.