Vin Garbutt, Greystones/Julian Socha, White Lion

Folk singer Vin Garbutt
Folk singer Vin Garbutt
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One of the most famous names in the British folk scene, Vin Garbutt brings his blend of accomplished guitar playing and powerful, thought-provoking songs plus a zany sense of humour to Greystones Road on Saturday night.

One of the most famous names in the British folk scene, Vin Garbutt brings his blend of accomplished guitar playing and powerful, thought-provoking songs plus a zany sense of humour to Greystones Road on Saturday night.

Vin’s career has spanned over 40 years of constant worldwide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk.

His songs were inspired by the folk tradition at the beginning of his career. They still are but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance.

Tickets are £12 in advance from the venue or www.wegottickets.com.

And on Sunday at 3pm, Julian Socha will be performing in London Road.

The former member of Sheffield band Precious, who once opened for Wet Wet Wet at Sheffield Arena, has recorded four solo albums.

His varied career has included spells playing on cruise ships.

He has strong links to Slovakia that have influenced his music, along with jazz, blues and country styles.