For more than 40 years Bob Fox has been regarded as one of the iconic voices of British folk song. Deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial folk song prevalent in his native County Durham he has become a first rate exponent of storytelling through song.
A career that began during the vibrant folk revival of the 60s and 70s in England led Bob into regular and extensive touring throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Bob first appeared in EFC's cellar venue in George Square with fellow Geordie Tom McConville. After that Bob worked very successfully with another fellow North Easterner, Stu Luckley, in their groundbreaking acoustic duo and then alongside such musical heavyweights as Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention.
In 1978 the Bob Fox & Stu Luckley's debut album - Nowt So Good'll Pass - became the Melody Maker Folk Album of the Year and in 2000 Bob's solo CD - Dreams Never Leave You - was voted The Daily Telegraph's Album of the Year.
Bob's masterful interpretation of traditional and contemporary song combined with an outstanding guitar technique has also earned him countless nominations in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards over the years. He has long been a favourite on the live circuit both as a solo artist and in his many highly successful collaborations which include a duo with Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne), the BBC's New Radio Ballads series, and The Pitmen Poets (with Jez Lowe, Billy Mitchell and Benny Graham).
Bob was invited by John Tams to play the role of Songman, the folksinger/storyteller, in The English National Theatre's multi-award winning production of Warhorse in London's West End (2011-2013), and subsequently in the highly acclaimed and record breaking UK, Ireland and South Africa touring version 2013-2015 and the 10th Anniversary UK tour 2017-2019.
So, don't miss this chance to experience once again at EFC, Bob's warm, rich voice, virtuoso guitar style and newly acquired melodeon playing skill. Expect to hear songs of love, joy, work and humour as he performs material from WarHorse, newly written songs from the New Radio Ballad series and old favourites from his many recordings.
£12, £8 (members), £5 (students)