The Guardian described him as ” Not only impressive but a revelation “.
Tuesday 5 March – Sharps Folk Club, Cecil Sharp House, Kentish Town, London.
Saturday 16 March- Orpington Liberal Club, Orpington, Kent
Monday 25 March – Colchester Folk Club, Colchester, Essex.
Tuesday 26 March – Balerno Folk Club, Scotland.
Thursday 28 March – Stafford Folk Club, Staffordshire.
Monday 1 April – Skipton Folk Club, North Yorks.
Thursday 4 April – The Musician, Clyde Street, Leicester.
Friday 10 May – Potteries Folk Club, Foxfield Railway station, Blyth Bridge, ST11 9BG www.potteriesfolk.co.uk
Saturday 25 May – Bude Folk Festival, Cornwall. ( Here At The Fair and Solo).
Sunday 2 June – Readifolk, Reading, Berks.
Sat/Sun 8/9 June – Southwell Folk Festival
Saturday 15 June – FAB Festival, Middlewich, Cheshire
Friday 12 July – Hinckley ACT, Leicestershire
Thursday 25 July – Warwick Folk Festival. (Here At The Fair).
Sunday 11 August – Saltburn Folk Festival
Saturday 24 August – Shrewsbury Folk Festival. ( Here At The Fair).
Sunday 25 August – Wadebridge Folk Festival, Cornwall. ( Here At The Fair).
(October 06, 2015)
Certainly deserving a place among the definitively ‘different’ folk albums of 2014 was ‘The Frappin and Ramblin’ Pete Morton’, which wrapped sarcasm and savage observation within Morton’s singular ‘folk rap’ style to deliver something compelling. Well I’m pleased to tell you that his new album ‘The Land of
Time’ has lost none of the cutting edge, perhaps softened the approach a touch but everything you expect from the idiosyncratic Pete Morton is there in spades. A distinct and thought-provoking view of the world, the ability to produce that lyrical edge that cuts like a knife and inspired originality.
The lead in track is familiar ground to Morton fans, ‘The Herefordshire Pilgrim’ offers a view on the pilgrim’s travels, as the following London ballad, ‘Bloomsbury Boy’ overflows with emotion, while the ‘frap’ returns through the hook laden, piercingly observant and agonisingly accurate ‘Poverty Frap’ with its time-spanning look at the lives of sweat-shop workers. Morton reveals sorrow coupled with inspired hope, love and memory through the deliberations, honesty and revelations of two biographical tales … his grandfather in ‘One Hundred Years Ago’ and a dedication to his son in the title track ‘The Land Of Time’ – both formidable songs that move the soul. One more time the driving ‘frap’ returns through the rabid narrative of ‘Old Boston Town’ before he closes with ‘Oh What Little Lives We Lead’ and more razor sharp observations.
‘The Land of Time’ is intensely absorbing and thought provoking. Its sincerity is touchable. Its candour at times disconcerting. It is also another classic example of Pete Morton’s talent.
Find Pete Morton and ‘The Land of Time’ here: www.petemorton.com
Review: Tim Carroll