Village Talk

Folk music revival in Caversham


Dave Starke and Shotgun Tori are back in the Midlands with a new show celebratin­g folk music.

In The Chelsea Hotel: A Folk

Music Revival, which is being staged at Caversham Mill Restaurant on Friday, October 28, music lovers are invited to take a trip back in time to the Chelsea Hotel in

New York in the Spring of 1968.

Chances are you might just bump into Joni Mitchell, Bob

Dylan, Janis Joplin, Edith Piaf, Leonard Cohen and others, singing songs like So Long Marianne, Both Sides Now, Blowin’ in the Wind, Me and Bobby McGee and many


The songs will be interspers­ed with stories about the lives, loves, dreams and aspiration­s of these music legends.

Starke is a guitarist and singer-songwriter, who originally hails from Cape Town, but has been based in Eshowe for the past 15 years.

He undertakes various projects ranging from cabaret tribute shows

(Leonard Cohen, James Taylor) to classic rock (The Katembas) and his favourite medium of folk music.

As an original artist, he has

released two albums, Duende (2018) and Shifting Boundaries

(2020). In 2017 he composed the original sound track for the South

African Indie film, The Killing Floor and, more recently, contribute­d music to the television adaptation of Recipes for Love and Murder.

Shotgun Tori is a lo-fi indie singer and songwriter from Johannesbu­rg, who believes that stories are to be shared. She has toured the length and breadth of SA, performing at Oppikoppi, Parklife (where she opened the main stage for internatio­nal headliner Xavier Rudd), Rise ‘n Shine, Up the Creek, Mieliepop and Retrofest.

She has also guested with Laura Burhenn (United States), Matthew van der Want, Lucy Kruger, Tubatsi Mpho Moloi, and Southern Gypsey Queen.

For more informatio­n and to book for the concert contact Caversham Mill at 082 389 1395.

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