Strawbs Update


NEARfest
NEARfest 2004 - Saturday & Sunday, July 10 & 11
Zoellner Arts Center at 420 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA

This year's features artists include
The Strawbs
Univers Zero
Mike Keneally Band
Planet X
Pallas
Metamorfosi
Yezda Urfa
Hidria Spacefolk
Richard Pinhas
Sean Malone

Tickets for NEARfest 2004 will go on sale Saturday, March 20th at 11:00 am
EST. Please visit the NEARfest website for further details. This year
NEARfest starts a new tradition with a Friday Night pre-show featuring The
Musical Box! You can purchase the seats at the time you buy your NEARfest
tickets!

And for you Strawbs fans wondering which line-up will be playing, it will be
a FULL reunion of the 5-man lineup that recorded the symphonic progressive
folk classics "Hero and Heroine" and "Ghosts":
Dave Cousins- vocals, guitar
Dave Lambert- vocals, guitar
John Hawken- keyboards, mellotrons
Rod Coombes- drums
Chas Cronk- bass
rwwear
Additional US dates will be posted at the Strawbs' (www.strawbspage.ndirect.co.uk) and their US booking agent's (www.rgmbooking.com) websites as they become available. The electric Strawbs should also tour the UK this year with a different line-up ("Bursting at the Seams" plus Brian Willoughby). In summary there will be two different bands (Cousins and Lambert in both) touring under the same name and playing some of the same material.
The name sounds familiar but who are they and what songs did they do that were popular? When were they popular? I think I remember something from them during the 1970s.
I think that I had one of their albums titled "The Skill." I remember liking it. I would love to hear them again....

Brad Day
Atlanta, GA
Also, there is some good info at AMG.com (as usual).

Brad
They were on XM radio tonight performing an acoustic concert recorded recently in the XM radio studio.
Hi Brad - I think ( 70's were a haze ) the album 'the Skill' was done by an Australia band going by the name of the Sherbs, not the Strawbs, who were British.
Dbamac wrote:
Hi Brad - I think ( 70's were a haze ) the album 'the Skill' was done by an Australia band going by the name of the Sherbs, not the Strawbs, who were British.

Ahhhhhh...OK. Well, they're pertty good, too. =]

Brad

PS Thanks.