JACK BLACKMAN + STEVE PLEDGER Tickets here > 7pm Saturday, March 19th, Claypath Delicatessen, Durham CityTickets here > 6pm Sunday, March 20th, The Engine Room, North Shields A guy I know once said to me ‘I love my Americano’. We were speaking of music at the time, not coffee, but it made me smile and…

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Waiting For The Man

In March 2019 Teesside alt-folkers Nel Unlit played an intimate gig in Durham City, DownByTheRiver was in attendance and was somewhat taken by one of the band – an Irish singer/songwriter by the name of BENJAMIN AMOS.

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Shoals of Herring

Here at DBTR we like to think of our live-music programme as not only interesting musically but also culturally thought-provoking. With that in mind, our November offering features North-East based folk duo Janice Burns & Jon Doran who formed in 2017 after discovering a shared love of traditional song. After watching one of their youtube…

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It’s a Nick Drake thing

Sometimes you just have to concede that amazing things do happen. We had an inkling he might show up at the gig but we had no idea of who or what he might bring with him. Cally Callomon, along with Gabrielle Drake runs Bryter Music which oversees the affairs of the estate of Nick Drake.…

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