Every other month, steel guitar raconteur Toby Mottershead hosts the Sunday Roots Acoustic Showcase, an eclectic selection of acoustic soloists and ensembles taking blues back to its very roots. Balkan, American and Celtic traditional blues and folk in an exploration and celebration of early music with spoken word poetry and original songwriting. Through spoken poetry, shanties and folktales, Toby and co. bring back the communal storytelling nature of early music and weave them into contemporary life.

Follow Toby on YouTube for more music as well as guitar tutorials, or his gospel/folk/blues band Jack of Diamonds on Bandcamp, which features an incredible line-up including vocalist Nicole Smit and trumpeter Colin Steele.


You can continue to support us and the professional musicians who are struggling right now, by donating what you might usually spend on an entry fee or a drink, or any other amount that you wish. Professional musicians and all hospitality/event staff are facing an incredibly difficult time, having seen months of steady work disappear over-night. Any donations would be extremely appreciated to help us to continue to pay our staff through our closure and support our local event staff community in any way that we can.

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