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Laura Ward & The Risen Road With Special Guest: Stuart Reed

Thursday 6th December 2012 -


Something is stirring in the Sussex Arts scene. A quiet revolution: Shoreham based Laura Ward & The Risen Road perform a set of original roots tunes plus new and vivid interpretations of songs from the traditional canon.

Drawing on nu-folk, bluegrass, Irish and contemporary sources, Laura Ward’s music celebrates and reinvents the legacy of the troubadour. Lauras powerful, haunting vocals are matched with the harmonies of fellow Shoreham resident, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Szul. Kansas born Scott Smith provides lush layers of silky lap-steel guitar and evocative banjo. Mervyn Wallis’s fiddle dances lightly over the tunes, while Ollie Clarke and Adam Ronchetti provide the solid bedrock of bass and percussion respectively. The Risen Road promise an evening of collaborative brilliance spanning many genres.

They will be joined by seasoned veteran of the folk scene, guest artist Stuart Reed. With a broad range of influences, from traditional Sussex folk songs to Johnny Cash, he has played village halls and the Albert Hall and in venues across the world, from Bermuda to Berlin.

This is a night not to be missed!