Deborah Jackson & Skeet Williams
Saturday 23rd April 2022
7pm to 9pm
There is a possibility for ticket holders to come from 6pm, bring a picnic and enjoy the surroundings.
£12.50 per ticket
The grooves and calluses on Skeet’s fingertips tell one story, the plaintive and soothing tones of Deborah’s voice tell another. Skeet and Deborah were introduced by chance….something about canal boats and living in Spain, the usual tales of musos and hippies.
The vocal mix is between Skeet’s gravelly melody and harmony below Deborah’s dreamy and pure, round tones. But then it would be “Pure,” not having been dragged around the pubs and clubs for decades.
Hard to believe, but Deborah is a rookie to the stage and studio. The very experience that burnished and honed Skeet’s guitar and songwriting, the years of graft, the toil, the desire to bring music to stages big and small is the demon of “Wear and tear” that Deborah’s voice has been sheltered from.
The recording sessions for “Venus And The Crescent Moon” began in December 2019 after intense songwriting sessions from Skeet and intensely creative leaps and bounds.
Mandola and banjo featured alongside Skeet’s legendary guitar prowess but the vocals never failed to assert this an album of, well, beautiful singing. Skeet has shared stages with Jackie Oats, The Oyster Band, Wolfstone, Heidi Talbot, Dougie Maclean, Booker T., Lee Scratch Perry, Bellowhead, Rodrigo y Gabriella and the Easy All Stars. Recording projects over the years have seen his involvement in several albums both in the Uk and U.S. Sierra-Hurtt- Stranger, We Can Do Anything, Bear Beats Band-Right By Your Side and Gary Edward Jones, The Cabinet Maker, Bang Bang. The intriguingly masterful results upon “Venus And The Crescent Moon” could be summed up as a collaboration of long experience and a voice fresh out of shrink wrap.
This is assured original music, wondrously performed and spontaneously emerging.
If it is a warm and dry evening we might be on the lawn outside one of our timber-framed Centre buildings – in that case please bring a folding camping chair.
Please note that this is an outdoor event and you need to come appropriately dressed for the weather on the day.
If wet weather, we will be inside the large unheated workshop.
Complimentary non-alcoholic refreshments will be served during the intervals.
SORRY – NO DOGS
PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE/PRIOR TO BOOKING TICKETS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS WITH REGARDS TO ACCESSIBILITY OR IF YOU HAVE MOBILITY PROBLEMS.
We will follow the required social distancing restrictions and limit ticket sales.
We encourage car sharing due to limited car parking facilities.
In our aim to support the Arts all proceeds of the event will go to the artists.