There will be another Hal Willner organised ‘Harry Smith Project’ on November 11 & 12 at St. Ann’s Church (157 Montague St) in Brooklyn. Gavin will play both these dates. Tickets (tel: 718-858-2424) range from $40 to $350. Other artists include Nick Cave,Beth Orton, McGarrigle sisters, David Johannsen, Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett of WILCO,…

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On July 2, Gavin and Maurice performed two songs at Hal Willner’s Harry Smith Project (Meltdown Festival). ‘Fatal Flower Garden’ was orginally performed by Nelstone’s Hawaiians in 1929. The second track was ‘When that great ship went down/Nearer to thee’, by William and Versey Smith, 1927. Mary Margaret O’Hara and jazz great Jimmy Scott guested…

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Maurice and Gavin are doing a one off, 3 song performance of songs from the Harry Smith archive of American folk ballads as part of the Nick Cave organised Meltdown Festival in the Royal Festival Hall London on Fri. 2nd July ’99. The night in question is the brainchild of Hal Willner. (Producer of Each…

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