16th June MAIN Stage 12.30pm
`SHOWCASE AMERICANA` continues our celebration of American country music and is headlined by Tim Eriksen, acclaimed for transforming the American tradition with startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. “one of the best voices in music” – T Bone Burnett
Alongside Tim, we have `the Cody Sisters` from Colorado and Nashville based Josh Okeefe- each providing their own wonderfully unique and original music. Completing the showcase is the local talent of Cinder Hill, Fine Lines and Katie Mac.
`I hope this concert provides a taste of just how good this music is and audiences look for more- it really is that simple! DaveT
Pete Morton’s Folk Showcase
Saturday 2pm the White Bear
Proud we are, as we continue to champion the music which started the festival all those moons ago- and who better to do that?
Pete Morton needs no introduction to folkies, he`s a national treasure (they just don’t know it yet)…
It’s easy to speak from the heart when writing about Pete because that’s where he sings from. I first saw him play at a Chester Folk Survivors Day in Hoole Community Centre, back in the 90s. He was sporting a Jez Lowe look-a-like tee-shirt and immediately grabbed attention by singing his opening song acapella, and kept me pinned in my seat for 45minutes! Over the years he`s been coming back to Middlewich and since 2016 has been hosting this `showcase of emerging talent`, and long may he do so.
Staged especially for those who say “there`s no folk at the FAB Festival any more`…DaveT
Artists taking part in the showcase will be listed as/when they are confirmed
Mojo Magazine sums him up perfectly “Pete is everything we want our singer-songwriters to be. Fiercely creative, proudly independent, skillful, talented, and terminally unpredictable”
12 pm Sunday 16th June The White Bear (Sponsored by Middlewich Town Council)
‘Celebrate Cheshire’ is a showcase featuring some of the finest young artists in the county!
The showcase will be Mc’d by Silk FM presenter Darren McCoy. It will take place on the White Bear’s Courtyard Stage from 12noon-1pm
We have 4 performers taking part:
Students from Middlewich Youth Theatre
We are always proud to give our youth theatre every opportunity to showcase their work, today performing music from Grease.
Students taking part are- Emily Singelton. Jennifer Gunn. Harry Clayton. Will Hughes
Cal is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Cheshire. The 18-year-old takes influence from David Bowie and Queen with a twist of punk and energetic guitar.
Jack is a guitarist from Middlewich and already a seasoned performer at FAB.
His guitar playing is unique and of excellent standard for one so young- go for it Jack!
James is a 19-year-old acoustic artist from Winsford, Cheshire. He is very influenced by the Beatles and Oasis and plays a variety of covers that are sure to get the crowd going.
Joel is from Wilmslow, an accomplished musician he won the Manchester`s Got Busker Talent last year, and has supported a variety of folk artists including Brian Kennedy