Two of America’s greatest songwriters visit the UK together in March 2014.
Each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues.
Always armed only with his acoustic guitar, Paxton emerged in the days of hootenannies and wrote his share of what were then called protest songs. But he also wrote songs about love, humor and for kids. Many became oft-covered standards, including "Bottle of Wine”, "Ramblin' Boy” and "The Last Thing on My Mind”.
At 15, Ian had a major pop hit with the then-provocative "Society's Child", a taboo-busting meditation about an interracial romance. She re-emerged a decade later in the mid-'70s with her biggest hit the reflective "At Seventeen”, which won a Grammy. She remains an unflinching topical commentator.
Performing together on stage in the UK for the very first time, ‘Together At Last’ will present Tom Paxton & Janis Ian singing all their best known songs plus a whole host more.
"It's going to be very different from what people might expect”. says Tom.
"It's not your generic split bill. We take the stage together and we stay onstage together most of the time, singing on one another's songs."
Tom Paxton and Janis Ian will also be accompanied by internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist, Robin Bullock.
National treasures both, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian prove that great songs never die, they simply continue to burn brightly.
Monday 17th Mar Birmingham Town Hall 0121 345 0600
Wednesday 19th Mar Bristol Colston Hall 0844 887 1500
Thursday 20th Mar Basingstoke The Anvil 01256 844244
Saturday 22nd Mar Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789 www.liverpoolphil.com
Sunday 23rd Mar Gateshead The Sage 0191 443 4661
Tuesday 25th Mar London Barbican 020 7638 8891
Wednesday 26th Mar Cambridge Corn Exchange 01223 357851
Friday 28th Mar York Grand Opera House 0870 606 3595
Saturday 29th Mar Glasgow City Halls 0141 353 8000