Folk rock fanfare - the Strawbs are on their way

The Acoustic Strawbs will play in Great Yarmouth on November 12, 2014

The Acoustic Strawbs will play in Great Yarmouth on November 12, 2014 - Credit: Archant

Now moving into their fifth decade of making music, the Acoustic Strawbs will be heading east to play St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth.

The folk-rock group is led by David Cousins, who has been described by critics as “the most talented Dylan-influenced songwriter to come out of England”, the Strawbs are often mentioned in the same breath as King Crimson, and the Moody Blues.

Former member Rick Wakeman left the Strawbs to join Yes but returned for their 40th anniversary - testament to their popularity. Emerging from the British Folk movement of the mid-1960s, the band started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys playing bluegrass before moving into the mainstream and releasing their debut record with Sandy Denny in 1967, a year before she recorded with Fairport Convention. Joining Cousins in the 2014 line up are Dave Lambert and Chas Cronk.

For tickets to the St George’s gig on November 12, priced £12-£14, call 01493 331484.