"Bonfires" CD release Concert by this very special singer/songwriter and her Band
A set by American songwriter Zoe Mulford is like a small volume of short stories - evocative, beautifully crafted, and endlessly varied. Whether her starting-point is Open Water, about Franklin's doomed polar expedition, or Stock, using the neglected contents of her own refrigerator, her vivid storytelling and down-to-earth humor promise listeners an enjoyable journey.
She backs her clear voice with a delightful frailing banjo for Red Rocking Chair and Richard Thompson's Vincent Black Lightening and with always interesting guitar for her love song Low Tide, American Wake and One Day The Sun. Raised near Philadelphia, she now lives in Manchester, England and plays on both sides of the Atlantic.
Her latest release, "Bonfires", celebrates the folk tradition from North Carolina with Roads Songs, about the man who could transport you anywhere with his music but never went anywhere himself, to Liverpool with the Ace Of Spades, about the man who had a pyramidal mausoleum with him sitting up inside holding a winning hand of cards.
The album reached #3 on the Folk-DJ chart the month after its release and has continued to have airplay across the US and beyond.
Zoe was fantastic and received easily the longest ovation in the history of the club.
She was accompanied by Fluff, of The Incredible String Band, Thea Gilmore and Ben Harper, on Fiddle and Cello, and Phil Cawsey, of George Borowski and Holly Burton, on upright bass.