Texas-born songwriter Jarrod Dickenson’s gig

Jarrod Dickenson by Jonathan Gollow

Jarrod Dickenson by Jonathan Gollow

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Texas-born, songwriter and storyteller Jarrod Dickenson returns to the island to perform a sell out gig at Jabberwocky in Douglas, on Sunday night.

With support from the Isle of Man Arts Council’s Island of Culture initiative, JonnoPromotions is pleased to be bringing Jarrod back, as part of his tour of the British Isles.

Following his one-night gig in the island, Dickenson then heads straight to London to support Duke Special at the prestigious Bush Hall.

He has a number of solo gigs in Britain and will once again be joining forces with David Ford for a number of hugely anticipated double-headline shows.

Having previously toured the UK and USA with David Ford, and having supported Laura Marling at a sell-out gig in Brooklyn last autumn, Dickenson’s mixture of folk, Americana and roots-blues is winning him an ever-growing army of fans.

Maverick Magazine describes Jarrod as possessing a ‘remarkable voice that is as powerful as it is haunting, as evocative as it is memorable’.

He has produce a new EP, ‘Songs from Willow St’, written in his Brooklyn apartment.

This follows his second full-length studio album, The Lonesome Traveler.

Huey Morgan from Fun Lovin’ Criminals played a track from Jarrod’s EP on BBC Radio 2 and compared Jarrod to Gram Parsons.

Dickenson has previously performed in the island, including last year at the Institute in Laxey as well as at Jabberwocky in Douglas and in 2012 he visited during November’s Three Legs Festival – which saw him perform gigs, workshops and songwriting circles.

Ian Thompson, Liverpool-born, Manx-resident, singer songwriter is guest support for Jarrod’s Isle of Man gig.

Looking ahead to next month and JonnoPromotions has organised for folk musician Ewan McLennan to perform at Jabberwocky, in Duke Street, on Sunday, March 23. Tickets £15 from Jabberwocky or online at www. eTickets.im/jp

Winner of several awards, including the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Ewan McLennan is an emerging folk artist. His music combines traditional folk, with a focus on the music of Scotland, as well as his own self-penned songs.

BBC Radio 2’s Mike Harding has said of Ewan: ‘He sings beautifully, with great sincerity and great empathy, he’s terrific.’ His guitar playing, meanwhile has been described as ‘stunning’.

JonnoPromotions has two further gigs planned for Jabberwocky in April, including John Watterson, whose performance is a celebration of the man that was Jake Thackray, on Sunday, April 6, and Patsy Matheson, a contemporary folk musician from the UK, on Sunday, April 27. Tickets are again available from either the venue or online.

All gigs are supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council.

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