DAN PENN and SPOONER OLDHAM are two of the most important songwriters and musicians to emerge from the Southern soul heartlands in the 1960s. They need no introduction to proper soul collectors and connoisseurs but said collectors and connoisseurs will be delighted to learn that the duo are set to tour the UK in July.
The pair will be performing songs from their remarkable back catalogue and where they’ll start is anyone’s guess. They say they’ve penned between 400 and 500 songs together! I guess we can be sure though that they’ll include things like ‘Cry Like A Baby’, ‘I’m Your Puppet’ and ‘It Tears me Up’.
Here’s a list of tour dates….
July 12 Bristol, The Lantern, Colston Hall
July 14 London, Union Chapel (produced by the Barbican)
July 16 Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
July 17 Gateshead, SummerTyne Americana Festival (Sage Gateshead)
And fans are in for further delights as Light in the Attic records reissue Spooner Oldham’s solo album ‘Pot Luck’ this September. The LP first came out in 1972 but was quickly deleted. Oldham says: “I don’t think anybody, anywhere, at any time, has ever heard it. I’m just happy someone wants to hear it now.”