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Jack Harris and Maz O'Connor

Saturday 9th August Great Northern Railway Tavern £8

The Kalamazoo is famed for presenting the biggest stars of the present - but where is the talent of the future?

Well, there's plenty of it on stage at the Klub tonight when we welcome Jack and Maz, young up-and-coming singer-songwriters already making a name for themselves in the folk world.

The literate, compassionate songs of Jack Harris have won him much acclaim on the scene both here and abroad. His current album, The Flame and the Pelican, was placed in the Daily Telegraph's top five folk-roots albums of 2012 and got great reviews from Q, Folk Radio UK and Maverick magazine. "Captivating song writing, powerful singing and fluent guitar work make this a treat," said the Telegraph.

On the strength of the record Jack was awarded a creative residency grant from the English Folk Dance and Song Society to write new ballads based on traditional form. His riveting mix of song-craft and smoky, soulful vocals has been heard in support of the likes of Martin Simpson and Cara Dillon.

Nominated for a Horizon prize at the BBC folk awards, 2012, Maz O'Connor is a gifted singer of traditional and self-penned songs - with a voice that, according to one critic, "stops you dead in your tracks." Described by Froots magazine as an "enchanting" debut album, Upon A Stranger Shore came out just after she left university two years ago. 2013 brought a creative fellowship with the English Folk Dance and Song Society and a summer spent singing for the Royal Shakespeare Company's As You Like It, with songs written by Laura Marling. Her new album This Willowed Light has been produced by multi-folk award winner Jim Moray and will be out this summer.

Photo" Simon Rogers

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About The Kalamazoo Klub

The Kalamazoo Klub was started thirteen years ago by two local musicians, Paul Alcantara and Guy Simpson. They had been playing in folk and acoustic clubs in London and the South East for years and decided that North London needed a music venue that would bring top quality, live acoustic artists to the area from all genres of music.

The Kalamazoo Klub has, in the years since, attracted some of the most famous names in acoustic music, from Bert Jansch who was the first artist to appear, Martin Carthy, Robin Williamson and John Kirkpatrick through to more diverse artists from the worlds of folk, celtic music, Blues, flamenco, Country and even Chinese classical music.

Images by Steven Kelly


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Coming in 2014


February 8 Tom Paley's New Deal String Band £10

February 28 John Renbourn and Wizz Jones £20

March 15 Jacqui McShee £15

April 12 Julie Felix £12

Mike Harding Folk Show

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Also, if you love folk, you'll be interested to know that our favourite DJ, Mike Harding, hosts his own folk show every Sunday at 5pm.

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