Reg Meuross at ThePlough@St Anne's
Somerset based singer-songwriter Reg Meuross represents contemporary folk writing at its best, with that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. This concert is part of Reg's Two Albums Tour, encompassing two album releases: Faraway People and Songs About A Train.
Faraway People comments bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide-ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written: “Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age” David Kidman; Mick Tems Folk Wales ”...every song from the gentle, enchanting genius is worth its weight in gold.”
Songs About A Train is a recent sweep down the back of the sofa to retrieve songs that have been recorded but have escaped inclusion in his studio albums, not for lack of quality but more a question of space, or suitability to the collection. So here we have 11 more brilliant songs that were recorded by Reg between 2013 and 2017, collected and presented in a new album.
- “One of the most talented storytellers of our generation” Pennyblack Music
- “Powerful and moving songwriting” Martin Chilton, The Telegraph
- “A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer” Martin Carthy
- “There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song” Townes Van Zandt.