Legends of the 1960’s folk scene, The Strawbs are bringing their 50th anniversary acoustic tour to Honiton.
The iconic band started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British folk movement.
The Strawbs joined the likes of Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Al Stewart and Roy Harper to achieve international stardom.
In fact, the band was the first British outfit to be signed by A&M Records in the United States.
Under the guidance of Herb Alpert and Gerry Moss, major chart success followed with seven consecutive albums in the Billboard charts, including classics ‘Bursting at the Seams’, ‘Grave New World’, ‘Hero and Heroine’, ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Ghosts’.
Massive coast to coast American tours and two Gold discs swiftly followed. The Strawbs found themselves sharing stages with the likes of The Eagles, Santana and Frank Zappa.
From the days of Sandy Denny pre Fairport and Sonja Kristina pre Curved Air, the band have enjoyed the finest of soloists in their ranks – from Rick Wakeman moving on to join Yes as well as Adam Wakeman joining Black Sabbath, Blue Weaver to The Bee Gees and Don Airey to Deep Purple.
The Acoustic Strawbs of the 21st century comprise the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan-influenced songwriter to come out of the UK.
Alongside him are long-time band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970’s Strawbs.
The Strawbs are performing at The Beehive in Honiton on Saturday, November 16. Tickets cost £16 in advance or £18 on the door.
Doors will open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start.
For more information about the band check out www.strawbsweb.co.uk