PRINCE

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - GIVE IT A GO -

Pur­ple Rain (NPG Records and Warner Bros) Al­bum

A gen­uine pop leg­end, this is Prince’s most suc­cess­ful and ar­guably, best al­bum. It has been given the deluxe treat­ment in var­i­ous for­mats. As well as the clas­sic songs there is a CD of (un­til now) un­re­leased gems and rar­i­ties. 10 A new live mu­sic event, em­brac­ing the best in orig­i­nal roots based mu­sic, has been launched in Stam­ford. The team be­hind the renowned and now lo­cally based Coun­try Mu­sic Peo­ple mag­a­zine, whose mis­sion is to bring the best Amer­i­cana, singer-song­writer, old-school coun­try and roots-based live mu­sic to the area have cre­ated La Flam­beau at Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge. La Flam­beau’s in­au­gu­ral night fea­tured the main­land UK de­but for Nashville’s

Scott South­wort­hand, next up is a visit from Texas singer­song­writer Libby

Koch (pic­tured) on Au­gust 24. So­faBurn Records record­ing artist Jeremy Pin­nell is also booked for Oc­to­ber 19. Adopt­ing the name La Flam­beau for the gig nights, CMP edi­tor Dun­can Warwick, who has re­cently re­lo­cated to the Stam­ford area, says: “Not only is it in keep­ing with the cul­ture em­braced by Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, the term La Flam­beau (mean­ing ‘the flame’ in the world of voodoo) also sym­bol­ises our de­sire to carry the flame for tra­di­tional roots based mu­sic.” Libby Koch con­tin­ues to earn the re­spect of all who see her and brings her trou­ba­dour skills to Stam­ford along with the UK duo Two Ways Home who are cur­rently en­joy­ing the pub­lic’s ap­petite for Brit coun­try.

Jeremy Pin­nell is one of the most ex­cit­ing artists to emerge in re­cent years with his true sto­ries of a life that some­times went off the rails and must be heard to be be­lieved. He will be sup­ported on the night by lead­ing UK singer and song­writer Ags Con­nolly who has ex­ploded onto the scene since his de­but “How About Now”. Dun­can Warwick added: “The Voodoo Lounge is a real find. It’s a proper, ded­i­cated live mu­sic venue that not only of­fers the per­fect am­bi­ence but also has the ben­e­fit of mighty fine soul food avail­able up­stairs in Mama Liz’s and we look for­ward to a long, on­go­ing re­la­tion­ship with them.”

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