Cancellation has a silver lining at Roots night

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Rod Clements, The Queen’s Head, Rothbury, Thursday, April 21, 8pm. Tickets £8 on 01669 620470.

THE cancellation of the originally-scheduled guest artist is no cause for concern as it has resulted in a golden opportunity to see the return of a great Roots favourite.

Needing no introduction to our audience, Rothbury Roots is delighted to announce the return to the Roots stage of local legend Rod Clements.

From the beginning of Lindisfarne to his current album One Track Mind 2008, the career of Rod Clements reads like a who’s who of contemporary British folk roots.

In recent years Rod has broken cover as a solo artist. Surprising many who previously knew him only as a background figure in Lindisfarne, Rod released his Stamping Ground album in 2000. Combining quality new songs in a broad rootsy style, Rod’s vocal and guitar skills fronted a band including ex-Lindisfarne colleagues Dave Hull-Denholm and Ian Thomson, former Long Ryder Sid Griffin, ex-10cc drummer Paul Burgess and Thea Gilmore on vocals. The result won widespread critical acclaim.