Folk singer-songwriter Joe Purdy will embark on an extensive European tour in November 2016 and UK dates will include a show at The Borderline in London on November 15th. Purdy is touring to promote his latest release 'Who Will Be Next?'
Purdy’s determination to honour the giants of American folk while applying his unique skills as writer and passionate vocalist reveal just how much he has achieved and evolved as an observer and participant in our times.
Even so, in recent years the singer, songwriter and self-described “hillbilly” has come to see the world and his role in it somewhat differently. His new views chart the direction on his latest album, Who Will Be Next? which plants its feet deep in the tradition of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and others while addressing immediate transgressions.
What has happened to Joe Purdy? Some might call it growth, although he’s already grown a lot in wandering from his Arkansas home state to Los Angeles, and from there toward and beyond further horizons. Along the way he’s recorded a baker’s dozen worth of albums. His songs have turned up on numerous TV shows and film soundtracks. He even received a special request from Pete Townshend to join him onstage. Purdy said yes.
A few years back, if someone had started giving him some lip in the middle of a gig, Joe Purdy might have left the stage and beat a little sense into the guy. Nowadays, he’s more likely to calm everybody down, assure the loudmouth that he was a welcome and important part of his audience and through words and warmth talk him into sitting back down and join everyone else in enjoying Purdy’s extraordinary music.
9. Voodoo - Belfast, IRE
10. Cyprus Avenue - Cork, IRE
12. Wheelman's - Dublin, IRE
13. King Tut's - Glasgow, UK
14. Night & Day - Manchester, UK
15. The Borderline - London, UK
17. Dirty Rabbit - Antwerp, BEL
18. Sugar Factory - Amsterdam, NL
20. Loppen - Copenhagen, DEN
21. Folk & Rock - Malmö, SWE
22. Kulturkvarteret - Kristianstad, SWE 23. Immanuelskyrkan - Halmstad, SWE
24. Mono - Oslo, NOR
25. Capitol - Stockholm, SWE
26. Maze Club - Berlin, GER
27. Jazz Cafe - Hamburg
29. Hydrozagadka Klub - Warsaw, POL
30. Café V else - Prague, CZR
3. Freakout Club - Bologna, ITA
4. Twiggy - Varese VA, ITA
5. Eldorado - Zurich, SWI