Folk in the Bar: Greg Hancock
At: The Drewe Arms, Drewsteignton
Organised By: The Drewe Arms
Contact: Gary Hitching 01647 281 409
FREE monthly Folk in the Bar sessions at The Drewe - last Saturday of the month. Free admission.
This month: a welcome return from singer/songwriter Greg Hancock, whose website is linked on this page.
Greg Hancock returned to the UK in 2012 after many years overseas and quickly established himself as a regular performer on the music scene in Exeter and the surrounding region.
His songs deal with a wide range of topics – from love-gone-wrong and personal emotions to topical issues and current affairs but all share an unusual, slightly skewed view of the world and everything in it.
His guitar playing has developed from roots in the new folk styles of the 70s and 80s, with influences from players like Nic Jones, Martin Simpson and Joni Mitchell, to become a unique, intricate style through which many different moods can be expressed, and different genres explored.
His music is difficult to fit into any of the usual genres, but Greg sees himself as within the folk tradition of storytelling and social commentary, with musical influences from jazz and flamenco adding to the mix.
In settings where more familiar music is best suited, Greg has a wide repertoire of more well-known cover versions of songs from some of his favourite artists – everyone from the like of Dylan, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles and James Taylor… to The Cure and Britney Spears!