The Guardian described him as ” Not only impressive but a revelation ”
Friday 21 April – Exeter folk club, Victoria Park tennis club, Lyndhurst Road, St Leonards, Exeter, Devon. EX2 4NX www.exeterfolkclub.org
Friday 28 April – Second Time Around Folk Club, the White Lion, Middle Street, Beeston, Notts. NG9 1FX. www.secondtimearoundfolkclub.weebly.com
Saturday 6 May – Billinghurst Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Billinghurst Sussex RH14 9QS
Sunday 14 May – Carvery and Folk ( music 5pm-7pm) The Carpenters Arms, 1 Horton Road, Slapton, Leighton Buzzard. LU7 9DB
Tuesday 23 May – The Star folk club, The Admiral Bar, 72A Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 7DA
Wednesday 24 May – Edinburgh Folk Club, Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Friday 26 May – Barnet Folk Club, The Bull Theatre, 68 Barnet High St EN5 5SJ
Saturday 27 May – Blackdyke Mills Heritage Venue, Brighouse Road, Queensbury, Bradford BD13 1QA
Tuesday 6 June – NAF ( not a folk)Club, The Star and Garter. 14 – 16 High Street Silsoe, Bedfordshire MK45 4DR
Saturday 17 June – FAB festival, Middlewich, Cheshire.
Friday 30 June – Ram Club, Old Cranleighan Club, Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0HB
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
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.
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