SOUNDCHECK featuring KEITH CHRISTMAS
Live at The Old Fire Station
Sat 13th April 2019
Keith Christmas is a household name on the folk and festival circuits – and has been since 1969 when he recorded his first album Stimulus. Throughout a long and prestigious career, Keith has released 11 albums – including his latest, ‘Love In The Gold’ to be released Summer 2019
In 1969, on the back of headline gigs at the Beckenham Arts Lab, then run by a rising star called David Bowie, he was asked to play the acoustic guitar on David’s first album ‘Space Oddity‘. He played his Fender Palomino Acoustic guitar while David played 12-string on ‘Letter to Hermione’, ‘God Knows I’m Good’ and ‘Occasional Dream’.
Stimulus was followed in 1970 and 1971 by ‘Fable of the Wings’ and ‘Pigmy’ and in 1974 with ‘Brighter Day’
Throughout the 70’s beyond playing club and University gigs all over the UK and Europe, he opened for Argent, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, The Kinks and was on Roxy Music‘s first UK tour. In 1974 he moved to L.A and recorded ‘Stories From The Human Zoo’
In 1976 Keith returned to England and, after a few years stopped playing. Keith took up house renovation in London and eventually moved back to Bristol to teach.
In 1996 he suddenly started to write a different kind of acoustic material which immediately led to the release of a new album called ‘Love Beyond Deals‘.
In 2003 Keith released an instrumental CD, ‘Acoustica‘ and in 2006 Keith’s first ever solo CD called ‘Light of the Dawn‘. We had to wait a further 10 years for the next album ‘Crazy Dancing Days‘. With a mixture of philosophy, storytelling and some fiery politics played in a fast, driving fingerpick style this album has picked up some excellent reviews from both critics and the wider public.
KEITH CHRISTMAS – (Vocals, Guitar)
KEITH CHRISTMAS PERFORMED
CRAZY DANCING DAYS
WELCOME TO THE END OF THE WORLD (ONE MORE TIME)
CROSS THE WATER
FLOW THROUGH ME
TALKING TO THE DEAD (AGAIN)
ROUND THE STONES
LOVE IN THE GOLD
RULED BY THE TIDE
BORN OF GOD
‘Deserts 3’ by Playing In Tongues available from www.freemusicarchive.com
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