Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby
11th October 2019 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm£5
One of Nashville’s finest voices and one of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists… stunning. The Rock
Cathryn Craig is from Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both performer and songwriter. She has sung with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein and Jorma Kaukonen. Her great-grandfather Jacob Sowder was recorded by Cecil Sharp and is featured in Sharp’s book “English Folk Songs From The Southern Appalachians”.
Brian Willoughby is well known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar, with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has also played with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, New World, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St.John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python.
Cathryn and Brian met in Michael Snow’s recording studio in Nashville. Brian and he had written the song Hard Luck Café…Michael said he knew just the person to sing it! When Brian came to record the first album of his own songs, Black & White (which includes Hard Luck Café), he invited Cathryn to sing. Together they wrote The Fire, Alice’s Song and Black & White. And so the duo of Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby was born…
Combine a consummate singer and songwriter, with an outstandingly brilliant guitarist and you have pure magic. Their performances leave audiences spellbound.
Ann and Eddie Green, Kirkham