Friday, July 17, 2009

British folk veteran Al Stewart comes to Coach House

Al Stewart photo courtesy of the artist

Al Stewart returns to The Coach House with a headlining set tonight, July 17, 2009. The singer-songwriter is on tour in support of his latest CD, "Sparks of Ancient Light," a collection of 12 songs showcasing his distinct style of songcraft blending intelligent lyrics with accessible British folk music.
While best known for his 1976 hit, "Year of the Cat," many of the Glasgow, Scotland, native's songs are equally affecting. A key member of the British folk scene of the 1960s, Stewart played the first Glastonbury Festival in 1970 and has released almost 20 full-length albums since his 1967 debut, "Bedsitter Images".
On 2008's "Sparks of Ancient Light," Stewart tackles many subjects, including a British prime minister via the baroque-flavored "Lord Salisbury," an American president ("Like William McKinley"), the King of Rock 'n' Roll (the country-tinged "Elvis at the Wheel") and others.
In addition to songs from his most recent album and 2005's "A Beach Full of Shells," Stewart's Coach House show is likely to include hits such as "Year of the Cat," "On the Border," "Nostradamus" and "Time Passages."
Trivia buffs might note that Stewart's 1966 single "The Elf" is generally credited as the first pop song inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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