Legendary folk blues singer Jacqui McShee returns to the Kalamazoo for the first time since her stunning sell-out
gigs at the Klub with John Renbourn a while back.
The Pentangle flame still burns brightly in this -offshoot of the highly influential band. Take 3 is a compact three-piece light on personnel but heavy on musical pedigree and star-studded connections.
Jacqui's name is carved in the history of folk rock - fronting Pentangle from its formation in the late 1960s with guitar wizards Renbourn and Bert Jansch and the rhythm section of Danny Thompson and Terry Cox.
Her sidemen are two of the finest in the business.
Guitarist Alan Thomson was for many years with John Martyn's band and has worked with many of the great names, including John Jorgenson, Hank Marvin, Denny Laine and Rick Wakeman. Percussionist Gerry Conway also comes loaded with impressive credentials, having drummed for Yusuf Islam, Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span.
Take 3 is a nod to the BBC drama series of 40-odd years ago, Take Three Girls, for which Pentangle wrote the music, enjoying a big hit with the theme tune, Light Flight.Jacqui admits that she cannot reach those high notes of yesteryear but is enjoying singing in a more expressive lower vocal range.
A treat in store for the Kalamazoo's ever-growing army of followers!