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Thursday, 23 August 2012

LINK: Martin Stephenson: Darwen Library Theatre – live review


Martin Stephenson may have originally appeared on our radars as an Indie king back in the 80′s but latterly it’s been the folk music community who’ve taken him under their wing & not only embraced him but given him awards too. He’s a man at the top of his game and, as Paul Scott-Bates found out, a really top bloke too.

Fill up both my lungs with oxygen…..

I recently met up with Clive, an old friend that I hadn’t seen for around 13 years. One of the first things he said to me was “Have you been throwing stones at my greyhoonds”. “Why” you’re asking? It’s a line from ‘Louis’ by Martin Stephenson & The Daintees, and we had arranged to go and see Martin as part of his solo tour at Darwen Library Theatre in July of this year.

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