A warm Bute welcome awaits for Stefan

Stefan Grossman will appear live at Craigmore Bowling Club in Rothesay on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Stefan Grossman will appear live at Craigmore Bowling Club in Rothesay on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Coming to the shores of Bute this weekend is American acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and singer Stefan Grossman.

Born in Brooklyn, Stefan began playing guitar at the age of nine, when his father bought him a Harmony f-hole acoustic guitar. His interest in the folk revival was sparked by attending the Washington Square Park ‘Hoots’, and he started listening to old recordings of artists such as Elizabeth Cotten, Big Bill Broonzy, and Lead Belly.

In the mid-1960s, Stefan Grossman recorded a number of cuts for Joe Bussard and his Frederick, Maryland based Fonotone Records and performed under as “Kid Future”.

Stefan Grossman resumed touring in 2006 after a long spell away from the road, and since then has travelled to Europe and Japan. as well as across the US.

Catch Stefan at Craigmore Bowling Club on Saturday, April 18, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 and are available from Musicker (01700) 502287 and Macqueen’s Butchers (01700) 502067.