Influence of Dylan Is Strong; ALAN NICHOL Has the Latest on the Roots Music Scene
Byline: ALAN NICHOL
HEARING the music of Pete Molinari may transport the listener to the US, specifically to Chatham County, North Carolina, or even the one down in Georgia.
What it most certainly will not do is conjure up an image of the Garden of England!
Nevertheless, that is precisely where he is from - Chatham, Kent.
Molinari headlines an attractive night in the intimate Cluny 2 tonight.
He draws on early-period Bob Dylan, which taps into the influence of Woody Guthrie and the rich seam of folk-blues interpreters of New York's Greenwich Village, circa 1962.
Molinari has elements of the young Dylan but there are traces of blues/jazz singer Jimmy Scott there, too, plus Hank Williams and a little Patsy Cline.
The latter may …
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Publication information: Article title: Influence of Dylan Is Strong; ALAN NICHOL Has the Latest on the Roots Music Scene. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England). Publication date: December 4, 2009. Page number: 2. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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