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Come along to Ralph McTell's Hill of Beans World Tour and lose yourself in this fabled folk singer-songwriter's storytelling style at Trinity Sessions on Thursday, 14 March 2019. As part of the Adelaide Fringe, this second concert at Trinity Sessions is sure to sell out, just as the first concert has.
Ralph McTell, is one of the great folk music storytellers, who is now celebrating more than 50 years on the road. Ralph made his debut during the 1960's era when folk music became extremely popular worldwide. He is well-known for his mastery of the acoustic guitar, playing folk and blues music influenced by the spirit of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan's poetry and the blues music of the Mississippi Delta. He is primarily, a prolific and gifted songwriter, with a style that invites you into a unique world, as he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. He writes and performs his songs of delicate melodies, and compelling stories, which are initially easy to listen to, but later permeate your very soul.
In 1968, Ralph made his debut with his album Eight Frames a Second and in 1974 the release of Streets of London earned him an Ivor Novello Award and sold millions of copies around the world. In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Ralph McTell Courtesy of Trinity Sessions
Ralph last toured Australia in 2012 and played to a packed house at Trinity Sessions in Adelaide on 12 May. His Hill of Beans World Tour is promoting his new album Hill of Beans, an album of all new songs and is his first studio release for 9 years. This is Ralph's third collaboration with legendary American record producer, musician and singer, Tony Visconti, who produced David Bowie's Second Album and Black Star, which was cited in its Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album. Tony Visconti first worked with Ralph in 1968 on his debut album Eight Frames a Second and in 1972, produced the album, Not Till Tomorrow. Musicians on Not Till Tomorrow include Danny Thompson on double bass and Gerry Conway on percussion, and Mary Hopkin on backing vocals. In September 2018, Ralph gave a preview of one of the songs, West Forth Street & Jones on later from the album with Jools Holland.
Here's a link: Ralph McTell performs West 4th Street & Jones on Later…with Jools Holland -Ralph McTell.