Sunday, 25 March 2012

MARTIN STEPHENSON AND THE DAINTEES: To Play 'Boat to Bolivia' in its entirety on tour

County Durham singer-songwriter Martin Stephenson’s has an impressive reputation for hearty live shows and this tour follows the success of when Martin and The Daintees performed ‘Boat To Bolivia’ in full at two sold out shows the Jazz Café three years ago.

With a background in busking and deeply influenced by literature, they released ‘Boat To Bolivia’ in 1986. New Musical Express remarked that it "builds bridges between love and hate, between cradle and grave, between folk and pop, between the past and present". 'Bolivia' was hallmarked by a heady mix of honesty, openness and fond appreciation of blues and ragtime stylings.

Having embarked on a solo career, and sometimes touring with a new Daintees lineup, this is the first time Martin Stephenson will rejoin the group to play 'Boat to Bolivia' for 26 years.

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