David Cousins and the Strawbs Celebrate Fifty Years of Legendary Music, March 12, 2019

David Cousins and the Strawbs are Britain's most successful international progressive folk-rock band
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David Cousins and the Strawbs Celebrate Fifty Years of Legendary Music
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David Cousins and the Strawbs are Britain's most successful international progressive folk-rock band

British rock legends Strawbs will mark their 50th anniversary with a three-day event filled with exclusive musical performances that feature the band’s current line-up, special guests and many of the artists that have contributed to the band’s sound over its five-decade history. The event will take place at The Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey from April 26 through April 28, 2019 and will be hosted by Strawbs founding member David Cousins, along with long serving band mates Chas Cronk, Dave Lambert, Tony Fernandez and the band’s latest addition, Dave Bainbridge. Featuring special guests Tony Visconti, Annie Haslam, Larry Fast and others!

Visit www.strawbs50.com for more information.

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STRAWBS (Present) David Cousins (1968 - present) Dave Lambert (1972 - present) Chas Cronk (1973 - present) Tony Fernandez (1978 - present) Dave Bainbridge (2016 - present)

The band will tour the USA in 2019 as part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration. The tour includes a special three-day event in Lakewood, NJ and will have former members (Rick Wakeman, Sonjia Kristina, Blue Weaver, Don Airey) along with special guests/friends appearing (Annie Haslam, Larry Fast, Tony Visconti, Wesley Stace among others)

More dates coming up … 2019

Mon 04/15/2019 The Strawbs  Jammin' Java Vienna, VA

Wed 04/17/2019 The Strawbs Lovin' Cup Rochester, NY

Sat 04/20/2019 The Strawbs Sellersville Theater 1894 Sellersville, PA

Purchase the latest release from the Strawbs entitled The Ferryman's Curse at amazon.com (5) stars!

How did a working-class boy from West London come to discover Sandy Denny and Rick Wakeman, work with iconic figures like David Bowie, Dickie Attenborough, and Dame Vera Lynn; meet royalty; change the face of commercial radio; and be granted God’s abundant blessings by The Pope? Find out in Dave Cousins Autobiography ‘Exorcising Ghosts: Strawbs & Other Lives’ Hardcover – December 15, 2014  available at amazon.com

For more information about David Cousins and Strawbs visit www.strawbsweb.co.uk or www.strawbs50.com  and https://strand.org/get-tickets/

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Guest, David Cousins

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David Cousins
Dave Cousins of the Strawbs special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
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singer, songwriter and guitarist
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for Britain's most successful international progressive folk-rock band

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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

Strawbs are Britain's most successful international progressive folk-rock band. They are mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands Yes, King Crimson and The Moody Blues. Strawbs have a devoted fan base that continues to grow on the strength of their incredible live performances together with their classic albums over the years including "Grave New World", "Bursting at the Seams", "Hero & Heroine" and "Ghosts." The band has achieved sales of over three million albums, seven consecutive Strawbs albums have featured in the US Billboard Top 200 albums.

Many top musicians have featured in the Strawbs line up over the years, including Sonjia Kristina, Blue Weaver, Don Airey and as well as Rick Wakeman , both his classically trained sons Adam and Oliver have been featured, a certain compliment to the band's talent. After several years of touring in both acoustic and electric lineups, in 2017 Strawbs released "The Ferryman's Curse", their first studio album of original material in eight years. The album returned to the album charts and garnered rave reviews worldwide!

The current Strawbs line-up comprises David Cousins, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, bass player Chas Cronk, and drummer Tony Fernandez, who recorded and toured together in the 1970s. They are joined by keyboard and guitar virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of Iona - a band who created a mystical blend of rock, folk, Celtic and ambient music - a perfect match for Strawbs.

British rock legends Strawbs will mark their 50th anniversary with a three-day event filled with exclusive musical performances that feature the band’s current line-up, special guests and many of the artists that have contributed to the band’s sound over its five-decade history.

The event will take place at The Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey from April 26 through April 28, 2019 and will be hosted by Strawbs founding member David Cousins, along with long serving band mates Chas Cronk, Dave Lambert, Tony Fernandez and the band’s latest addition, Dave Bainbridge. Featuring special guests Tony Visconti, Annie Haslam, Larry Fast and others! Weekend celebration of the first album release by seminal British band.

STRAWBS (Present) David Cousins (1968 - present)  Dave Lambert (1972 - present) Chas Cronk (1973 - present)Tony Fernandez (1978 - present) Dave Bainbridge (2016 - present)

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