The Guardian described him as ” Not only impressive but a revelation “.
THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS TREE – With Chris Parkinson and Emily Sanders.
Wednesday 6 December – The New Variety Club, Russell Street, Keighley BD21 2LA. For reservations – 01274 581504. In aid of Manorhouse Hospice and Hart House School, The Gambia.
Friday 8 December – Potteries folk club Foxfield Railway Station, Blythe Bridge, Stoke on Trent. www.potteriesfolk.co.uk
Saturday 9 December – Clarendon Hotel, 38 Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton WV3 0TN email@example.com
Sunday 10 December – Readifolk, Watlington House, Reading. RG1 4RJ www.readifolk.org.uk
Tuesday 12 December – Ringwood Folk Club, Bisterne Village Hall, near Ringwood BH24 3BN firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 13 December – Faversham folk club, The Limes, Preston Street, ME13 8PG www.piglett.co.uk
Friday 15 December – Cambridge folk club, The Golden Hind, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP Tickets – 01638 603686 www.cambridgefolkclub.co.uk
Saturday 16 December – Groby village hall, 32 Leicester Road, Groby, Leics LE6 0DJ contact Dave Taylor 07711 996210 email@example.com
Thursday 21 December – Pelsall Common Folk club, Pelsall Cricket Club, Walsall Road, WS3 4BP Pelsall, Walsall.
Friday 22 December – The Bradford Arms folk club, Bradford Arms, Ivetsey, Staffs, ST19 9QT www.bradfordarmsfolkclub.co.uk
See my tour dates archive http://www.petemorton.com/tour
(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