Jly 4Americano – Independence Day Concert £8/9/10 www.lemonrock.com/americano
Americano plays songs from the great American back catalogue from the 1930s onward with a style inspired by country blues, oldtime, bluegrass & contemporary music. The local trio, known for its Johnny Cash and Neil Young tribute shows, brings the songs of those famous and others to Baldock for a relaxed evening of music and fun, with plenty to join in with.
Al Hewson - vocals, guitar and percussion
In 2007, Al embarked on a solo voice & guitar project as John E Cash, playing his first gig at Broadstairs Folk Week on the Kent Coast. He has performed to thousands on national radio, at festivals, and in the most intimate of venues in every county in England and Scotland.
Viv Lucas - vocals, guitar, harmonica & percussion
After a medical career and family life sidelined musical ambition for a while, Viv emerged some years later performing in various venues and fundraising concerts from Letchworth Arts Centre to the Cottingham Springboard Festival in Hull.
Bob Smithson - vocals, upright bass & guitar
Bob was brought up in a musical household filled with of varying genres of music, including gospel. Known to club members as the finger-picking guitarist in the bluegrass band Buffalo, playing festivals and clubs around the UK including Edale, Mickleham, The Stables and Union Chapel.
‘Fabulous roots music – live in our studio!’ - Ernie Almond (BBC Radio)
‘I loved the choice of songs, particularly Wayfarin’ Stranger which I’ve had a hankering to try...your version is now on my phone!’ - Gary Fletcher – The Bluesband
‘Viv’s superb guitar playing and faithful imitation of Neil’s vocal style was truly amazing.’ - Open House, the Garden House Hospice newsletter
“Uncanny! He does really sounds like Cash!” - Andrew Noyes: guitarist KP’s Coup de Grass