Tour name: Moseley Folk Festival's Lunar Society
For the next Lunar Society we're back at home in the Hare and Hounds with an absolute treat.
You may have seen her at Moseley Folk Festival 2009, or you may have missed her, either way Beth Jeans Houghton is well worth seeing again and again. She claims to have been born in Transylvania to a pack of albino wolves who raised her on chewing tobacco and stuffed clams. Beth was labelled the Observer Music Monthly's rising star for July. Her very limited edition first release sold out almost instantly and second release Golden has further proved her to be a talented songwriter. She's played alongside a diverse collection of artists including Fiona Regan, Imogen Heap, and Scott Matthews - and what more endorsement could she need than when Devendra Banhart interrupted his Greenman Festival set halfway through and invited her to play her own song.
As always with the Lunar Society Beth will be supported by some top local acts:
Friends of the Stars - The band emerged earlier this century from the fated ashes of John Peel favourites The Toques. The 12 self-produced songs on the recent Lighting & Electrical album reflect the band's diverse tastes and influences, from the looping guitar spirals of Dragonfly to the feather-light touch of the heart-stopping country ballad Old Souls.
Banksa - Singer/song writer Rowena Knight. She is based in Birmingham and proves that creativity and originality are still alive in contemporary acoustic music. This is Folk music with a unique atmospheric and driving rhythms with a rocky edge.
Admission is £5 and tickets are only available on the door.
Doors open at 8pm.