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On the Menu at the Outsideleft Night Out: Chickenbone John Chickenbone John joins us for live music, with DJ sets from Woodenhand and Agata Makiela at Corks for the Outsideleft Night Out on Friday March 1st

On the Menu at the Outsideleft Night Out: Chickenbone John

Chickenbone John joins us for live music, with DJ sets from Woodenhand and Agata Makiela at Corks for the Outsideleft Night Out on Friday March 1st

by Ancient Champion, Columnist
first published: February, 2024

approximate reading time: minutes

Chickenbone John: A definition of the blues...

OUTSIDELEFT'S NIGHT OUT in Cork's Lounge, Bearwood.
FEATURING A LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM CHICKENBONE JOHN,
DJ SETS from WOODENHAND
AND SPECIAL GUEST DJ AGATA MAKIELA


I was standing in the middle of a muddy field in Hertfordshire, not far from the house Postman Pat’s money built (it’s big, if you haven’t seen it), when I got word that Chickenbone John was coming to play at Outsideleft’s Night Out at Cork’s in Bearwood on Friday March 1st. I am just so astonished and grateful that this world class musician is happy to come and perform in our community, at our Night Out. It’s a beautiful thing. Everyone is invited.

I’ve seen Chickenbone John play a number of times and it’s always a racious, primitive melodic sound he coaxes from his cigarbox guitar, stompbox and gritty soulful voice. A definition of the blues really.

John is a world renowned maker of handcrafted cigar box guitars and we’re hoping as part of the show he will provide some insight into these iconic instruments. Three strings is the truth. 

The vintage vibe of the Corks lounge will be a perfect setting for John and we can't wait to see him. 

WOODENHAND & AGATA MAKIELA
Our regular DJ, Woodenhand will blast vintage soul, jazz, funk vinyl, and way more besides, whatever gets his mood in the moment. 

DJ WoodenhandOnce more Agata Makiela gets things going at 8, don't miss her amazing record selections!Agata

ADMISSION is FREE.
Please take a moment to make an advanced FREE reservation through Ticket Source.

We rather naively thought we could maintain these Night Out without a budget, doesn't seem to be so. Donations are totally welcome (but not in any way obligatory). You can make a donation through Ticket Source or on the night when we whipround... You know we will. 

Please remember Cork’s has a cash only bar.

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Ancient Champion
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Ancient Champion writes for OUTSIDELEFT while relentlessly recording and releasing instrumental easy listening music for difficult people. The Champ is working on Public Transport, a new short story collection that takes up where 2021's Six Stories About Motoring Nowhere (Disco City Books) left off. It should be ready in time for the summer holidays. More info at AncientChampion.com


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