MUSIC: Master craftsman of the music world

Steve Tilston
Steve Tilston
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CELEBRATING 40 years as a professional musician and revered by fans and critics alike, singer and guitarist Steve Tilston returns to The Lamb Folk Club on Wednesday, January 19.

Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve is one of our most celebrated song-smiths, a master craftsman who has built a devoted following among those who appreciate consummate playing allied to poetic songwriting.

His extraordinary guitar skills have been an inspiration to other musicians for decades and, in 2006, he joined an illustrious band of guitarists, including Martin Carthy and Martin Simpson, to produce a DVD in the ‘Guitar Maestro’ series.

Steve’s recording debut, ‘An Acoustic Confusion’, was released in 1971 and became Melody Maker album of the month.

He has since released a string of classic albums including ‘Of Moor and Mesa’, which achieved cult status in the USA and included ‘ Slip Jigs and Reels’ and ‘Naked Highwayman’, both recorded by Fairport Convention.

His song, ‘Here’s to Tom Paine’ is the adopted theme song for the Tom Paine Society of America and, it’s been rumoured, has featured in Bruce Springsteen’s live concerts.

His music is regularly played on radio and television and over 100 performers have now recorded his songs.

A five CD boxed-set retrospective ‘Reaching Back’ was released in 2007, a timely celebration of an extraordinary career.

Admission to this event is £5 on the door, the music starts at 8.30pm, and enquiries can be made on 728268.