Alistair Sherwood performs in Concert or Cabaret Style and will entertain you with the inspiring lyrics and melodies of the American Troubadours by paying tribute to the Songs and Stories of this highly prolific period 1968-1978.
This Singer/Songwriter period was an exciting moment when a generation of great artists were drawn together in Southern California. The famous West Hollywood club, The Troubadour, became the home for the rise of the singer-songwriter, a mecca that drew artists as prolific and influential as James Taylor and Kris Kristofferson.
Earl's Court London also has its very own Troubadour and during the 60's was the wild west frontier of bohemian Chelsea and saw this continental cafe centre of rebellion rise with the revolution of a new melodic and poetic acoustic music. Bob Dylan's first performance in London was at The Troubadour. Paul Simon and Tom Paxton also played at this historical artistic institution.
Alistair plays acoustic guitar / classical guitar / ukulele / banjo / Harmonica / Tambourine and Foot Stomp to deliver a unique accompaniment to these troubadour songs. His live performance is a humorous and captivating experience as he transports you back in time anywhere between 1968-78
THE AMERICAN TROUBADOURS
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The Bellerby Studio G-Live Guildford Surrey UK Saturday 25th September 2021. (Great to be back again with a Sell Out Show)
Thanks to all at The Bellerby Studio in G-Live last night who kept us going with pots of strong black coffee and glasses of wine. A special thanks to Jedd (Sound and Lighting Engineer) you did a fantastic job, my Jumbo guitar sounded sweet and that is not an easy task. Noami was in great form with her singing of The Boxer, Captain Calamity, Ring of Fire and she carried me during Country Roads when I had a bit of a Tommy Cooper moment and forgot my words with a frog in my throat. Thank you Darlin x It was great to be back out again we both enjoyed it immensely. And above all thank you to you (the audience) it was great to meet and chat with you. I was even surprised to see some friends from my folk club days at Staines. Glad you came Geraldine. I think we all had a grand night out, a good old laugh, and a jolly sing-along. It was needed.
SOME OF THE SHOW'S REPERTOIRE
America - Simon and Garfunkel * Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan * Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
Fire and Rain - James Taylor * Sweet Baby James - James Taylor * Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
Annie's Song - John Denver * Poncho and Lefty - Emmylou Harris / Willie Nelson
Homeward Bound - Simon and Garfunkel * Me and Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson
I Recall a Gypsy Woman - Don Williams * Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Scarborough Fair - Simon and Garfunkel * If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
Country Roads - John Denver * Leaving London - Tom Paxton * The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
Girl From The North Country - Bob Dylan * American Pie - Don McClean