Tavistock date for Wishbone Ash
ONE of the most enduring of British rock acts have a West Devon date this weekend.
Wishbone Ash, pictured, head to The Wharf, Tavistock, on Sunday as part of their latest tour.
Formed in Torquay more than 40 years ago, they achieved initial success pioneering the twin-guitar sound.
That won Andy Powell and Ted Turner a place in the top 20 guitarists of all time in Rolling Stone magazine.
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The current line-up – consisting of Andy, plus Bob Skeat, Muddy Manninen and Joe Crabtree – continues to perform to world-wide acclaim, notching up around 150 performances per year.
MEMBERS of country band Medicine Bow will be reuniting at the Matchroom Suite, Plympton, on Sunday to remember their former bass player, Alan Underwood, who died last month after a battle with cancer.
Alan joined Medicine Bow – formed by lead singer John Pearson in 1973 – as one half the rhythm section alongside drummer Dave Cawse.
The band toured the UK and Europe for 15 years supporting Jerry Lee Lewis at Wembley before a crowd of 14,000.
Band members had been planning a reunion, with John returning from Canada and guitarist Roger Moss from France for the occasion.
The show will now go ahead as a benefit gig for Al's family.
COLUMN Acoustic returns to Devonport Guildhall tomorrow night with six local acts well worthy of attention.
The line-up includes Fallen Cedars, from the edge of Dartmoor who play languid, lilting, melodic folk/lounge acoustic music, plus Jane Thomason, a singer/songwriter whose delicately crafted songs combine acoustic, jazz and classical and have won favourable comparison with Joni Mitchell.
Roger Smith is a Cornish folk ancient who is 'a bit special', Wendy is Plymouth's most prolific offender – offering tears and swears in equal measure – while Anairda delivers songs on social an environmental issues with a Latin/American touch.
The evening starts with open mic-er Mark Chappell.