Tom Paxton’s UK tour begins this week

Tom Paxton was always there, in Greenwich Village alongside Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk, John Hurt and Bobby Dylan, later on watching Dylan perform at the Isle of Wight Festival in ’69, alongside John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Paul Simon shared a flat with Tom Paxton when they were both in the UK in the early ’60s, and Paxton’s songs were part of his repertoire. And he wasn’t the only one – The Kingston Trio, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Ray Charles, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, oh …and Bob Dylan amongst the many others who have recorded his songs.

That’s not a bad list, and it sits well alongside Tom Paxton’s other achievements – 49 studio albums, 13 live albums and a vast number of compilations. Far from sitting on his laurels his most recent album was ‘Boat In The Water’ (Pax Records) which came out in 2017. And if all that is impressive, it pales against the staggering number of concerts he has played – a number so vast it is literally uncountable.

So that’s where Tom Paxton has been – but where’s he going ? Well, in April, he’s heading around the country playing eleven dates alongside the Don Juans. That’s Don Henry on guitar/vocals/uke/banjo and Jon Vezner on piano/vocals/guitar/uke. Old songs, new songs, nostalgic songs, political songs, love songs: Tom Paxton songs.

Tom Paxton 2019 Tour Dates

Sat 13 Apr 19 Glasgow New Auditorium Royal Concert Hall
Sun 14 Apr 19 Kendal The Brewery Arts Centre
Tue 16 Apr 19 Whitley Bay Playhouse
Wed 17 Apr 19 Sheffield Memorial Hall
Fri 19 Apr 19 Milton Keynes The Stables
Sat 20 Apr 19 Buxton Opera House
Mon 22 Apr 19 Bury Saint Edmunds The Apex
Tue 23 Apr 19 London Cadogan Hall
Thu 25 Apr 19 Birmingham Town Hall
Sat 27 Apr 19 Bexhill On Sea De La Warr Pavilion
Sun 28 Apr 19 Peterborough Key Theatre

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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