EX-LINDISFARNE man Rod Clements returns to the String Jam Club this Saturday.
A maestro of resonator guitar, Rod has won over a whole new generation of roots fans in recent years, releasing a clutch of critically-acclaimed solo albums and touring with Thea Gilmore and Rachel Harrington.
In 1970, the young Tyneside guitarist wrote Meet Me On The Corner. The song became a top 10 hit for Lindisfarne, paving the way for the group’s success.
Clements is still well known and respected in his own right and through his associations with such figures as Bert Jansch and Thea Gilmore, topping the charts with Ralph McTell and touring the world with Pentangle.
Allie Fox, of the String Jam Club, said: “After three decades in the business spanning over 30 albums and several chart hits, Rod is a consummate artist who has never rested on his laurels.”
A BBC Radio Two review described the Geordie’s work as: “lyrically adept rock-blues, dark balladry and European noir from the ex-Lindisfarne and Jack the Lad founding member with an illustrious folk-roots back history”.
Doors open at 7.15pm and tickets (£9) are available from The Salmon Inn, the String Jam Club’s base for its gigs, or on the door on the night.