Thursday, May 27, 2010

BRISTOL: Ash Dickinson & Kreg Viesselman

Friday, May 28th, 2010, 7.30pm, £7/£6
The Lansdown
8 Clifton Road

An intriguing night of competition-winning stand-up poetry and masterful acoustic music. Ash Dickinson, making a return to Bristol, is paired with Kreg Viesselman, a Norway-based American, on a series of UK dates.

Ash Dickinson - Multiple slam champion twists quick-fire rhymes and offbeat lines into a mash-up of stand-up, theatre and rap. Expect old faves and devilish new pieces as Ash ruminates on Facebook, the rubbishness of men's fashion, knitwear for apes and has his fridge fall in love with him.
"Impressive wordplay" - The Times
"Brilliantly surreal invention...fabulous poems" - Edinburgh Evening News
"Not only an incredibly gifted poet, but also a great comedian with a sharp eye for social commentary" - Winnipeg Free Press

Kreg Veisselman - An intense experience. powerful and visceral. Guitar styles learnt from Taj Mahal coupled with the weathered tones of a guy who has really been there, this unassuming Minnesotan exudes authenticity. His last album spent several weeks at number 1 in the Euro-Americana charts ahead of the latest offerings from Eric Clapton, JJ Cale and Tom Waits.
"An incisive writer who uses dazzling imagery" - Maverick
""Rarely does a talent so exceptional and unique come along, this man deserves to be heard" - Blues Matters
"Enchanting simplicity...I really believe him when he sings" - Acoustic Magazine

Book tickets at Ash Keys Music: Info 07855 826 228

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