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New Album Release & Tour Dates from Pete Morton

Apr 6, 2024

Pete Morton is a singer and entertainer with a wealth of self penned songs that express everything from the highly personal to the truly international.  Often referred to as an old time troubadour he delivers an unruly mix of humanism politics, love, social commentary and humour, all wrapping its way around the folk tradition.

Originally from Leicester, England, Pete discovered the acoustic music scene at 16, and has been on the never-ending tour as a folk singer songwriter ever since.  With his powerful, euphonious voice storytelling and compelling stage presence he continues his merry niche, singing songs, peace, justice, open global inclusion, with a fun, loving and approachable style.

Fair Freedom is Pete Morton’s first album since the highly acclaimed ‘A Golden Thread’ back in 2020. All ten tracks are originals, but feature two older re-worked songs. In typical Morton style, the material spans a wide array of current issues from a celebration of Great British rivers (The Rivers Of The Isle), to the dangers of social media (The Genuine You) and a dream of a One State solution in the Middle East (Sharing The Land), not forgetting the possible extinction of the human race (Newton’s Parakeet). There is a humorous talkin’ blues (The Ghost of a Sailor) and other thought provoking ballads amongst the
personal love songs.

Fair Freedom was recorded by Paul Yarrow at Maude Studios, Leek, with the same band of musicians who joined Pete on ‘A Golden Thread’. They are: Sarah Matthews (Viola, Fiddle & Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar), Mark Woolley (Percussion and Low Whistle), Justin Twigg (Bass), Matt Quinn (Mandolin & Vocals), and Paul Yarrow (Keyboards), plus a rousing
chorus by the St Mary’s Academy Choir, Leek on ‘The Rivers Of The Isle’.

“Not only original, but a revelation”
The Guardian

UK Album Launch Tour Dates as follows:

APRIL

Sunday 7 – Walthamstow Folk Club, London
Monday 15 – Chichester Folksong Club, West Sussex
Tuesday 23 – Hoy At Anchor, Southend on Sea
Thursday 25 – The Musician, Leicester
Friday 26 – Market Rasen Concerts, Market Rasen
Saturday 27 – The Queens Head, Belper
Sunday 28Leek Arts Festival


For  European Dates and more details visit www.petemorton.com

 

 

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