Tom Dale and guests Liam Jordan and David Matthews
Tom Dale is a veteran of the blues and folk circuit, with over 20 years of live gigging experience, Tom Dale is a familiar face on the Cornish music scene. He has worked closely with Yamaha over the years, demonstrating their acoustic guitars, providing assistance with product development and performing live at guitar shows and festivals. Immersing himself in old-time traditional music, Tom has developed a mastery of slide guitar, fingerpicking and open tunings on his National Resonator, clawhammer banjo, fiddle and pre-war tongue-blocked harmonica, along with a powerful and honest singing style that draws heavily on his blues, gospel and mountain music influences. With a voracious appetite for traditional songs and styles, he brings a deep understanding of the history of the music he plays to every performance.
Liam Jordan is a folk-rock singer-songwriter, based in the southwest of England. He started out playing in various folk clubs and bars, honing his craft and learning from his musical mentors on the local scene. His music has been compared to many contemporary songwriters such as Frank Turner and Ryan Adams. Having just released his debut album, Jordan is set to hit the road this year. His songs have featured on BBC Introducing, and his second single ‘Mansion On The Hill’ featured on BBC national news last year as part of a report on UK poverty. The album fuses folk, country, gospel and rock in a travelling blues band style format, forging strong subject matter with powerful and emotive production and nodding a respectful head to songwriting greats such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen.
David Matthews, the son of a Cockney and a Cornishman, is known for his special blend of quirky humour and poignant perspective. With original ukele songs about London Transport, internet dating, tantra, weeds, hamsters, mermaids and school refusers, David now enlightens – and entertains – audiences across Cornwall