Grateful Fred’s: Americana & Roots Music

Grateful Fred’s have been pioneering Americana and Roots music in Formby, Southport and Liverpool since 2010 and during that time have presented some of the best US, Canadian and World artists.

On the first Wednesday of every month, join the Fredhead’s at The Atkinson for a wonderful night of live acoustic music.

The Club Night

7.30pm – The Silver Freds
8.00pm – Mark Pountney
8.40pm – Interval
9.00pm – Pierre Schryer & Sean Gray

Pierre Schryer & Sean Gray

Pierre Schryer is one of his country’s leading traditional fiddlers. His fretboard and bowing acrobatics have captivated audiences around the world, all thrilled too by his depth of character and warmth. Blazin’ Fiddles founder and BBC folk show presenter, Bruce MacGregor describes Pierre as “absolutely sensational”. Whenever the Canadian top gun chooses a playing partner for a project, you can bet it will be a crème de la crème pairing. With guitar maestro Adam Dobres by his side, they made a major impact around the world. RnR magazine said they were “a match made in roots heaven”. Schryer has the knack of teaming up with the right kindred spirit to create something truly magical that will leave us in a spin. For his latest visit to these shores, his musical playmate is another master musician, on the rise, and winning admiration through everything he touches.

Seán Gray has been wowing audiences too as a multi-talented force whose playing credits make impressive reading. As a member of the award-winning Paul McKenna Band, described by The New York Times as “the best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years,” in 2017 he was commissioned to write a piece for the highly respected New Voices concert series at Celtic Connections. In demand as a session musician (he plays guitar, flute and whistle, and has a rich singing voice) he has also toured with a variety of top acts including The Outside Track and The Treacherous Orchestra.

Together Pierre Schryer & Sean Gray represent diverse and hugely successful musical careers laden with approval and award nominations. Expect to be treated to a whiz-bang set that’s influenced as much by Bluegrass, Celtic, Jazz, Gypsy, Country, Folk and Old Time. The pair have a full UK tour lined up including an appearance at the prestigious Blazin In Beauly festival.

Supporting Pierre and Sean will be:

Mark Pountney

We are delighted to welcome back to Grateful Fred’s, Merseyside based singer-songwriter Mark Pountney.

Mark is a singer-songwriter from Liverpool, over the years Mark has honed his songwriting craft; seamlessly blending the Mersey vernacular with American roots and rock music. His songbook consists of over two-hundred songs. As a performer, Mark has captivated audiences across the globe with his strong presence, unique voice, powerful melodies and intriguing lyrics. He has steadily become stalwart of the underground Liverpool music scene, garnering the endorsement of music lovers and fellow musicians alike.

Mark Released his fifth solo album, Love Luck and Time in September 2021.

Opening the show will be

The Silver Freds

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