Michael Weston King tours UK under Protest
Michael Weston King is just about the busiest man in folk and roll and has been for more than 20 years, cutting his own deep rootsy unashamedly (for a UK artist) Americana furrow since before “Americana” was the designated label for it. Alt-Country was the buzz word when Michael hit the scene with Gary Hall and The Storm Keepers and then later with his own band, The Good Sons, back in the heady days of the paisley rush in the 80’s.
Well respected by his peers and always touring in the best of company, he’s shared tours, bills and played in the round with the likes of Jackie Leven, Andy White, Ron Sexsmith, Steve Forbert, Peter Bruntnell and Zeb loy Nichol, with an additional who’s who of British and US music fraternity answering the call to contribute to Weston King recording down the years, of which there are now a very impressive catalog of 15 to his growing name. Not many UK artists can boast cameos on their albums from the likes of Chris Hillman and Townes Van Zandt and only Micahel can boast “TVZ covered one of mys songs”.
Michael sets out on an other epic campaign this time to promote his collection of Protest Songs entitled I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier. The collection features 5 new King songs as well as re-workings and new interpretations of songs by Phil Ochs, Jim Ford, Bobby Womack, Alfred Bryan, Sykes Roosevelt, Bob Dylan and the poet Langston Hughes.
Catch him he’ll be coming to a venue near you.
30 Sept – Sounds in the Suburbs, Woodend Tennis Club, Glasgow
1 Oct – The Basement, York
2 Oct – The Gassienda, Keighley
3 Oct – The Boardwalk, Sheffield
6 Oct – The Louisiana, Bristol
7 Oct – The Stables, Milton Keynes
9 Oct – Quilters Vault, Music In The City, Southampton
10 Oct – Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham
13 Oct – Dublin Castle, London
14 Oct – RMA, Portsmouth
16 Oct – Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley
20 Oct – Latest Music Bar, Brighton
21 Oct – The Farncombe Cavern @ The Freeholders, Farncombe, Surrey
22 Oct – The B-Bar, Plymouth