Littleborough Unplugged

by | 15 August 2017 | Music

Littleborough Unplugged are acoustic music concerts featuring the best of national and international performers. These are held, from April to September, in the tiny Norman Church of St. Nicholas, Littleborough (DN22 0HD); an acoustically and aesthetically excellent, intimate venue. The concert proceeds support Britain’s historic architectural heritage via the Churches Conservation Trust. Appearing at Littleborough Unplugged on Saturday 2nd September, are Steve Bonham and the Long Road, plus Sammy Carter. For further information, please email

Steve Bonham and the Long Road is Artisan Music! It’s a swampy brew of styles mixed from both sides of the ocean, appealing to the vagabond lurking inside men, women and children of all ages. Steve’s powerful singing and guitar playing along with his compadres — Chris ‘the Bishop’ Lydon on tuba, keyboards, and cajon, and John (on-the-fiddle) Humphreys on violin, banjo, and mandolin — just seems to communicate with everyone whatever their declared musical taste. High energy and compelling, the live sound mixes in a rootsy, Americana feel to songs from recent albums, as well as classics from Steve Earle, Van Zandt, etc, and an eclectic bunch of what Steve calls ‘bar room classics!’

Steve Bonham wears a wide-brimmed hat and a long dark coat. Guitar slung on his back he has 21 years on the road. A 100,000 miles and half a thousand hotel rooms. From the Berlin Wall to Atlas Mountains, from Sahara Desert to the streets of Hong Kong: a memory brewed in the long simmering soup of people and place. A man who has learned to watch and to listen, to walk and talk in the ebb and flow of meeting and parting. He is a chronicler of the human spirit in words and music.

Sammy Carter is just a wonderful interpreter of songs traditional and modern. Sammy is blessed with one of those voices that would still a raging crowd. Pure, powerful and expressive, her singing has graced everything from shows, jazz and rock but it is acoustic music and folk that is her first love.

Help preserve beautiful historic churches, by spending an evening listening to great music.