Tickets are selling well for this Sunday 8th May, a solo appearance by the legendary
plus special guests **
The Green Note
London NW1 7AN
Doors 7.00pm. On stage 8.45 - 11.00pm
020 7485 9899
At 83 years old and still in his prime, Tom Paley is an American roots music legend.
Born and raised in New York City, he fell in love with old-time music and began playing guitar and 5-string banjo. He quickly excelled at both instruments, making his first album Folk Songs From The Appalachian Mountains in 1953 and briefly performing in a duo with American folk icon Woody Guthrie.
In 1958 he formed the New Lost City Ramblers, with Mike Seeger and John Cohen. This group almost single-handedly inspired the greater mainstream interest in American traditional old-time music that continues and thrives to this day.
Tom later moved to Sweden for three years before settling in England in 1965, where he has resided ever since. He continues to tour in America and various parts of Europe, performing solo and with other musicians including The New Deal String Band.
In 1975, Tom took up the fiddle and began trying some of the strange and beautiful fiddle-tunes he heard in Sweden. Banjo and guitar are still his main instruments and American Old-Time music still makes up the bulk of his performance material, but Swedish fiddle-music now ranks equally high in his affections.
** Plus special guest spots from a fine young UK guitar & banjo player of high repute, and a stubbly old North London folk blues duo. Be there or be . . . not there!
This is the last of the current bi-monthly series presented by fRoots magazine