Boogaloo string band, emily blewitt
Fri 18th Jan 19 20:00 edit
The Boogaloo String Band are the re-vamped, re-jigged and re-vitalised trio who grew out of Boudica Boogaloo, who played the club to rapturous response in February of last year.
They are a Bristol based Americana deep south dream. The trio specialise in gorgeous three part harmony, dripping thick like treacle, served with a side of grits.
Led by Bristol legend Nuala Honan, songstress extraordinaire and lover of old-time folk, joined by French violinist Claire Northey and old-time circuit favourite Bill Frampton, who replaces Boudica Boogaloo's Laura Pocket on bass, their trio goes straight to the heart of Americana roots, promising a sound of the South worthy of a singalong. Make sure to join the fiddle on the dance floor and get your roots into the soil!
Emily Blewitt was born in Carmarthen in 1986, and grew up in a small town on the Carmarthenshire coast. She read English Language and Literature at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and has an MA in Film and Literature from the University of York. In 2010 she returned to Wales to begin a PhD in English Literature at Cardiff University, where she specialised in poetic representations of pregnancy in nineteenth-century and contemporary women’s writing, graduating in 2016.
She has published poetry widely, her work appearing in The Rialto,Prole, The Interpreter’s House, Ambit Poetry Wales, Furies, Cheval,Nu2: Memorable Firsts, and in Brittle Star. The title poem from her debut collection, This Is Not a Rescue, was Highly Commended for best individual poem in the 2016 Forward Prizes, and is published inThe Forward Book of Poetry 2017.
Acoustic, Blues, Country/Americana, Folk + Poetry
Full details at our website, www.penarthacoustic.club