The Guardian described him as ” Not only impressive but a revelation ”
Friday 30 June – Ram Club, Old Cranleighan Club, Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0HB
Tuesday 4 July – The Millers Tale, Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Winterbourne, Glos.
Thursday 13 July – Folk at the Foxlowe, The Foxlowe arts centre, Leek, Staffs
Friday 21 July – Brixham folk nights, Brixham theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA
Thursday 27 July – Folk Coritani, Granary house 31 High Street, Swineshead Lincolnshire PE20 3LH
Thursday 3 August – Waldkristall Cafe, Bergstrasse 141, 32609 Hullhorst, Germany.
Friday 4 August – Bayerngluck, Portastrasse 9, 32545 Bad Oeynhausen,
Saturday 5 August – Veltheim Festival, Www.festivalkult.de, Open-space-bühne, Veltheim . 3pm
Saturday 5 August – Dolbi Music Pub, Bunte, Germany 8pm
Weekend 18-20 August – Moira Furnace folk Festival, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire DE12 6AT
Sunday 20 August – Hitchin Folk Club, The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin. For details and tickets: 01462 812391.
Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 August – Whitby Folk Week, North Yorks
Tuesday 29 August – Brick Kiln Garden Centre, Bognor Road, Chichester, PO20 1EJ (12-2pm)
See my tour dates archive http://www.petemorton.com/tour-dates-archive
(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