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* Gigs: Steve Tilston in St Ives
Posted Jun 15, 2010 - 11:51 AM
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Events The writer of the classic songs "The Slip Jigs and Reels", "The Naked Highwayman", and "Here's to Tom Paine" is paying a flying visit to St Ives on his way back from Scilly on 24 June...

Western Hotel, Royal Square, St Ives - 01736 795277

Thurs 24 June 8pm doors for 9pm

£6.00/£5 concessions on the door

Steve Tilston is one of this country’s greatest songwriters, with many of his songs considered modern folk classics. In a career spanning thirty years he has earned the respect of people on both sides of the Atlantic, and this includes the likes of Dave Pegg, Ralph McTell, Chris Smither, Wizz Jones, Robin Williamson and Bert Jansch among others.

His songs have been recorded by Fairport Convention, Dolores Keane, The House Band, Peter Bellamy, North Cregg, Bob Fox and John Wright. Bruce Springsteen is also rumoured to perform his popular "Here's to Tom Paine" on selected live shows.

Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve has been quietly ploughing his own artistic furrow, turning out quality albums since the early 70s. In the past he has toured as guitarist with Ballet Rambert, as a member of Ship of Fools, with John Renbourn and more recently with WAZ! He is a celebrated artist both in Britain and abroad, winning accolades in Europe, Australia and the USA, where "Here's to Tom Paine" has been chosen as the theme song for the Tom Paine Society of America.

Steve is one of the most engaging performers on the scene today.

"The songwriters' songwriter … one of the most consistently outstanding songwriters of his generation." Andy Kershaw

"Gently intoxicating and uplifting stuff." Mojo Magazine, UK

"His music has a flow and poignancy which makes it stand out from the plethora of singer-songwriters on the scene." Guitar Magazine, USA

"Steve is of that rare breed of singer, songwriter and guitarist who actually excels in all departments." Froots Magazine, UK

"His songs are at once familiar, yet objects of wonder." Rhythms, Aus

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