Thursday, 21 November 2019

Tav Falco kicks off his UK tour in Ramsgate

On Tuesday 19th November living rock legend, Tav Falco, came to blow our minds at The Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate CT11 8NJ
Allmusic say of Tav: “Ramshackle, raw, unholy, and utterly amazing”
"Equal parts primal rock ’n’ roll, hill country blues & avant-garde art, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns aren’t just music, but a state of mind."
"Raised in rural Arkansas, Tav Falco embarked on his long, distinguished musical career upon arriving in Memphis in the mid-1970s. Teaming up with local music legend Alex Chilton in 1978, the duo formed the long-running, still active band Tav Falco’s Panther Burns."
“End-of-the-World blues from torch singing maestro. Uneasy listening of the finest kind” – UNCUT
Cabaret of Daggers is a high point in Falco's vast discography with MOJO Magazine declaring "Four decades in to a career which began alongside kindred spirits Alex Chilton and The Cramps, Tav Falco's new album conjures up a potent blend of blues, jazz and tango rhythms in which 1920s Vienna café culture seamlessly rubs shoulders with Beale Street juke joints"
When asked what fans can expect from the tour, Falco replied “WATCH OUT for your happy home. The 40th PANTHER HOWL Art-Action Happening is coming to your town! The Panther Burn Beat goes on and on! Bringing you songs of dissent, reckoning, and uptight America’s decline into global destruction. Dance the last naked Tango and behold a striptease of the senses that will leave your naked brain crying for more.”
The Music Hall in Ramsgate was filled with Falco fans. It was a long set. The band (Walter on drums, Giuseppe and Mario on guitars) were all fantastic.
A highlight of the night was when Tav put down his guitar and treated us to his cool dance moves. Everyone I spoke to was glad they came and Tav stayed behind for a long time signing albums and chatting to fans. I bought a CD called, A Tav Falco Christmas which I whole heartily recommend to music lovers everywhere.
Above: "Sign Your Name Across My Heart"
Above: "We Should Be Together at Christmas"
Above: "The youngest head in the crowd that night"
Above: "Everyone's a winner Baby" Lucky Tav gets presented with a free CD of 'Bonjour' the classic album by Francis Macdonald & Harry Pye.
Tav Falco's famous fans include Fat White Family and Primal Scream on Saturday 23rd November he plays at Glasgow's Broadcast. On Tuesday 26th he's playing Oslo in London. Catch him while you can! Full tour dates here.

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