Otterton Mill announces music programme for 2018

PUBLISHED: 12:05 26 December 2017

Rag Mama Rag's Ashley Dow. The band appear at Otterton Mill later this year.

Rag Mama Rag's Ashley Dow. The band appear at Otterton Mill later this year.

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Otterton Mill has announced its Thursday-night music programme for 2018.

It includes some Mill favourites – such as acclaimed singer-songwriter Boo Hewardine and bluegrass up ‘n’ comers Flats and Sharps – plus some exciting new visitors.

The season opens on March 8 with a return booking for bluesman Kent Duchaine. Described by folk authority Mike Harding as ‘a legend in his own lunchtime’, he’s shared the stage with Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

American singer-songwriter Jess Klein appears on April 5. She’s been described as ‘a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacity’ by the New York Times.

On April 19, there’s the return of Tom McConville, described as ‘one of the country’s finest fiddle players… whose craftsmanship is world-class’.

Blues woman Jo Harman makes her debut Mill performance on May 3. She’s been described by the Daily Mirror as ‘on course to be the finest UK female blues soul voice’.

Mill favourite Edwina Hayes returns to the Mill on May 31. Her Mile Roses Trio are described as ‘contemporary British folk with a nod to Nashville’.

Goat Roper Rodeo Band – a trio playing country blues – appear at the Mill on June 28.

Blues harmonica player Paul Lamb makes a return visit with his band the King Snakes on July 12. You can expect to hear blistering blues, boogie, swing and good-time jump.

After a sell-out 2017 gig at the Mill, acclaimed English singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine returns to the Otterton venue on July 26.

The 1970’s West Coast inspired folk/rock band Fred’s House are appearing at the Mill on August 9, while Flats and Sharps – the young Cornish band performing bluegrass, folk, country and pop – are back on August 23.

Southern soul singer Lisa Mills is at the Mill on September 27, while 1920s/30s blues performers Rag Mama Rag are there on October 25.

Spring and autumn indoor concerts: £15. Summer concerts (in outside courtyard): £17.50. Tickets do not include food, which is served between 6pm and 7.30pm. Music from 8pm. Tickets can be booked by calling 01395 568521 or by visiting the Mill Shop in the main mill building. More details: www.ottertonmill.com

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