John Renbourn and Robin Williamson at Exeter Phoenix (news)

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Pentangle star John Renbourn will join The Incredible String Band’s Robin Williamson for a show at Exeter Phoenix in 2012.

A founding member of Sixties band Pentangle, John Renbourn is an exceptional musician, combining an insight into the techniques of musical structure with an instrumental command and a sense of aesthetic adventurism.

John tours the world regularly both as a solo artist and with The John Renbourn Group.

His 1998 album, The Traveller’s Prayer, received rave reviews around the world. In 2011 he released the album Palermo Snow, a collection of instrumental guitar solos also featuring clarinetist Dick Lee.

Though best known as a founding member of The Incredible String Band, it’s hard to think of anyone else on the music scene who can demonstrate such a dizzying range of accomplishments as Robin Williamson.

Between 1966 and 1974 The Incredible String Band released some 13 albums, becoming one of the most popular, best-loved and influential groups of the era.

In 1976 Williamson formed The Merry Band who released three albums, Journey’s Edge, American Stonehenge, and A Glint At The Kindling.

After the break up of The Merry Band, Williamson returned to the UK and started to tour solo, offering sets dominated by traditional stories set to song.

Williamson’s concern with the British bardic tradition also manifested itself in several books and tapes containing spoken renditions of traditional tales.

John Renbourn and Robin Williamson hit Exeter Phoenix on April 19, 2012. Tickets cost £15.50 from the Phoenix website.

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