A reminder about this dear readers, we’ve not had a lot of entries yet so “it could be you!” as the deep-voiced saying goes. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and US folk icon, Tom Paxton, is returning to the UK next month to perform twelve shows with singer/songwriter duo The DonJuans – Don Henry & Jon Vezner. Collectively, their songs have been covered by (wait for this…) Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, John Denver, Faith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Peter, Paul & Mary and a little know singer called Bob Dylan who sounds like he might do big things one day.
“These guys are long-ball hitters and if I don’t want to get smoked I’d better do a little rehearsing. I probably need to do that anyway,” Tom says, laughing. “It certainly couldn’t hurt.” The shows sound like they’ll be events in their own right and we have two pairs of tickets for two lucky readers to go and see the three of them, one in Manchester and one in Milton Keynes. To enter the giveaway, just email us here with your name and stating which show you’d like to go to before Sunday April 1st. Here are those dates.
Tue 10 Apr 2018 Bristol St George’s
Thu 12 Apr 2018 Worcester Huntingdon Hall
Fri 13 Apr 2018 Liverpool The Capstone Theatre
Sun 15 Apr 2018 Milton Keynes The Stables
Mon 16 Apr 2018 Leeds City Varieties Theatre
Wed 18 Apr 2018 Salford Lowry
Thu 19 Apr 2018 London Cadogan Hall
Sat 21 Apr 2018 Beckenham St Georges
Sun 22 Apr 2018 Basingstoke The Haymarket
Tue 24 Apr 2018 Gateshead The Sage
Thu 26 Apr 2018 Glasgow New Auditorium Royal Concert Hall
Fri 27 Apr 2018 Kendal The Brewery Arts Centre
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