Drew tops the Unplugged bill

Drew Nelson - Garstang Unplugged
Drew Nelson - Garstang Unplugged
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STORY-telling songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Drew Nelson is Thursday’s headliner at the monthly Garstang Unplugged session.

He writes as a witness to the lives and journeys of those he has met along the way, mixing Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles.

He’s played at the famous Kerrville Folk Festival and caught the attention of the Grammy-winning indie label Red House Records.

“I love that Drew can rock out as well as write sensitive ballads,” Red House president Eric Peltoniemi says.

“I admire his down-to-earth song-writing which portrays our world and ordinary people with such deep feeling and unflinching clarity. He has worked hard in life and hasn’t been afraid to get his hands dirty. He has 100 per cent credibility in the subject matter he writes about, and I’m excited to get the chance to work with him.”

Drew’s Red House debut Tilt-A-Whirl came out earlier this year and can also be heard on the new album Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era.

His appearance at the Kenlis Arms, Ray Lane, Barnacre starts at 8.30pm. Tickets are £10 from (01995) 602795 or on the door.