On Saturday 2nd July, at St Saviour’s Community Centre, Retford, Pies Peas and Performances is thrilled to welcome Katie Spencer. Doors open at 6.30pm with pies served immediately, with the show to start at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £12.50 (available from More Than Flowers, Wonderland Bookshop or www.wegottickets.com). Bring your own drinks.
Katie’s songwriting, and most notably her guitar playing stems from a time when the steel-stringed instrument was truly finding its voice. Artists like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and, perhaps most evidently, Michael Chapman flow into her sound, carrying with them the warmth and idealism of the early 70s folk and songwriter movements.
The inclusivity found in her recorded works is most apparent when on stage, with a personal connection and humour that allows the listener time to appreciate the emotion of the music. Her historical gig list is extensive, taking in the world-renowned Celtic Connections and Cambridge Folk Festival, whilst performances with Danny Thompson and Alan Thomson have left audiences in awe of her confidence and craftsmanship.
Folk magazine fRoots said that ‘the way Katie plays is never contrived, showy or imitative; it sounds true’, and described her as ‘a world-class folk guitarist’ – so don’t miss your chance to see Katie Spencer perform!