Ever-popular folk-roots act, James Hickman and Dan Cassidy return to Hereford on Sunday, May 21 to play a special Wild Hare Club show at De Koffie Pot.
With voice, violin and guitar, this virtuoso duo create a sound that flows from the connection between British and American folk. With their creativity cut loose, they move from original songs, crammed with poignant lyrics to jaw dropping instrumentals and traditional pieces from the US and UK. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy’s bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take their audiences on a transatlantic journey bursting with humour, heartbreak and excitement.
James Hickman and Dan Cassidy's duo was formed in 2008, beginning with several successful local shows in James' hometown of Shrewsbury and the surrounding county of Shropshire. The following year, with the prospect of more comprehensive tours approaching, they recorded and released their debut album Severn Street, featuring arrangements of traditional songs and tunes and several of their own compositions.
Dan Cassidy's violin playing encompasses classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, blues, and rock. Born into a musical family from Maryland, USA, Dan’s travels have taken him far from his homeland, Dan now lives in Iceland. He appears on several recordings of his sister, the late Eva Cassidy.
James Hickman also shares a musical heritage, his father being an avid bluegrass musician, who bought James his first guitar when he was 13 and he has never looked back, learning his craft in folk clubs and at sessions before heading off to music school.
James Hickman and Dan Cassidy play a Wild Hare Club showcase at De Koffie Pot Sunday 21st May, Tickets £10/£6 concessions, on stage @ 8.30pm