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Paul Dunton & Guests – Shep, Matt Black and Jennifer Lee Ridley
March 1, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Shep! is a cowboy sent from an alternative universe to explain the meaning of life. He found the only way to do this effectively was in the form of music – specifically Country BlueGrass Blues.
If you wanna singalong and win a prize here are some choruses:
Snakebite Street, Snakebite Street, snakes walk ‘round on legs and feet
Snakebite Street, Snakebite Street, don’t get bit by the people that you meet
From year to year, from day to day; from dawn to dark, from birth to grave
We are always, we are Always Heading Home
Come along, everybody come along, while the moon is shinin’ bright
Get on board, everybody get on board, we’re gonna Raise a Ruckus tonight
Everybody loves a Rockin’ Man so rock like a man!
Run to the river, as fast as you can, the river is a friend to the running man
Down the River to the Sea, down the river to the sea
Time will carry you and me, down the river to the sea
Make sure you check out the new website for the live footage being filmed tonight at the Grey lady at www.shepmusic.com
Inspired by artists such as David Bowie, Bob Dylan and The Velvet Underground, and more recent acts such as Jake Bugg, Matt’s music is melodic with some folk undertones and moments of fingerpicking delicacy.
This is complemented by a sensitive, soothing voice and thought-provoking lyrics.
Matt has been in various bands in the past but now performs solo with an acoustic guitar.
In real life, he has two children – one named after one of his early songs – and runs a software business in Tunbridge Wells.
Emotive songstress, Jennifer Lee Ridley passionately uses influences of a Romantic folk nature to create poignant and touching music. She has studied in depth the poetic nature of song and has a strong affinity with writers such as William Shakespeare, John Keats and William Blake. More recently she has combined these influences with her own songwriting to create more modern fusions whilst carefully retaining the purity of the lyrical content. Her dark warm vocals combined with her individual folk sound mirrors the poetic lyrics which explore the many facets of emotions.
This has had a profound effect on her own songs which she continues to develop and enhance through working with other composers, musicians and writers locally and in London. She feels strongly that collaborating is an important part of growing and building an understanding of nature and the impact of poetry and prose on music.