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22/08/2017

Celebrating the Tenth

The Maverick team says thank you and come back next year for more....

25/04/2017

SUNDAY TIMES VOTES US THE BEST

Sunday Times Best of the Festivals 2017

04/04/2017

Full Line Up Announced

All the names set to grace the festival stages can now be found on our LINEUP page with some surprises surely to come yet.

09/03/2017

MR TELECASTER COMES TO TOWN

Two time Grammy winner and guitar hero ALBERT LEE joins the tenth anniversary lineup for 2017

31/01/2017

SAM THE MAN IS BACK!

Sam Baker closed the very first Maverick festival in 2008 and he returns this summer with his unique and moving musical poetry.

23/12/2016

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Yuletide Greetings

27/10/2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Our annual Thanksgiving party down on the Farm

03/08/2016

COMEDY COMING TO ALDEBURGH!

Comedy is coming to Aldeburgh on September 30th, October 1st & 2nd

06/07/2016

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED!

Thanks and glory to the weather gods for another fine festival!

21/06/2016

NOSHVILLE AT KINGS CROSS

NOSHVILLE - a celebration of Americana tastes and sounds brought to you by KERB FOOD and the MAVERICK FESTIVAL

30/03/2016

JIMMIE RODGERS TRIBUTE

We have partnered with the Jimmie Rodgers Museum to celebrate their fortieth anniversary with an evening of Jimmie Rodgers songs performed by a star-studded cast.

16/02/2016

FREE CD OFFER!

Get a FREE CD recorded live in the Barn at Maverick 2015 by purchasing your festival tickets direct from us.

14/07/2015

Maverick 2016

Dates for 2016 are 1st 2nd & 3rd July

08/07/2015

BATHING IN THE AFTERGLOW

Have a great summer and come back and see us next year.

26/06/2015

BILLY BRAGG

Billy proving popular and so to improve the audience experience we have moved him to the outside stage and brought his show time forward to 5pm

19/06/2015

ANOTHER ALABAMA SWEETHEART

Alabama songstress Sonia Leigh joins the lineup on Friday AND Saturday.

04/06/2015

WELCOME AN AMERICAN FOLK ICON

Tom Paley played at the Newport Folk Festival with the New Lost City Ramblers in the early sixties before Bob came along and stole everyone‘s thunder. Journey with us back to the beginning.

18/05/2015

BELL TENT MEADOW FULL!

The bell tents are now fully booked but we have some availability in the tipi village.

17/04/2015

RETURN OF THE ROLLING REVUE!

The Clubhouse Rolling Revue returns to our famous Peacock stage on Friday night with an unforgettable night of Americana rhythm and booze.

16/03/2015

Myth-Making at Maverick

Joe Boyd, legendary producer and author of WHITE BICYLES, his memoir of making music in the sixties and beyond, will present a special screening of Murray Lerner‘s film of the Newport Festival when Dylan went electric. Joe was at the sound desk on that fateful day and will be on hand to answer questions about the show.

18/02/2015

THE RETURN OF LARKIN POE!

By popular demand, Larkin Poe return to raise the rafters in the Barn once again.

19/01/2015

FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015

We reveal the first names in what will prove to be the most extensive and exciting line-up in the history of the festival. See our LINEUP page for the details and be sure to check out CHASTITY BROWN on our HOME screen!

17/12/2014

MERRY MAVERICK CHRISTMAS!

Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year from all at Maverick.

27/10/2014

THANKSGIVING DOWN ON THE FARM

A night of great music in the magical Moonshine Bar at Easton Farm Park, home of the Maverick Festival.

13/10/2014

Saved by the Belle

Lynne Hanson ably filled in for Brigitte De Meyer who was forced to cancel her appearance at the Moonshine Bar on Friday through ill health.

11/07/2014

2015

Next year‘s dates are 3rd, 4th & 5th July 2015

09/07/2014

MAVERICK SAYS THANK YOU AND SORRY.

Mr Maverick says he is sorry.

09/06/2014

MUSCLE SHOALS ROYALTY

Hannah Aldridge joins the lineup to intoxicate us with her own brand of dark Americana.

31/05/2014

FRIDAY NIGHT IS AMAUK NIGHT!

An evening of great home-grown americana on the festival‘s Peacock Stage hosted by the grand old man and pioneer of the UK alt.country scene, Hank Wangford!.

09/05/2014

HOLLY WILLIAMS

Hank‘s grand-daughter, Holly Williams comes to Maverick to play tracks from her Billboard chart-topping new record.

17/04/2014

ALABAMA COMES TO SUFFOLK

David Hood, bass player from the legendary Swampers, the Muscle Shoals house band, comes to the festival to introduce our screening of the award-winning documentary MUSCLE SHOALS .

11/04/2014

WARD THOMAS at Maverick

Twin sisters Ward Thomas make the Radio 2 playlist and the Maverick lineup all in the same week.

29/03/2014

MARY GAUTHIER JOINS LINEUP

Mary Gauthier comes to Maverick for her only UK festival appearance this summer.

06/02/2014

SWEET HOME ALABAMA

A taste of the south comes to Easton courtesy of the Alabama Tourism Department..

01/11/2013

STEPHEN SIMMONS ADDED TO PUMPHOUSE LINEUP

Nashville singer songwriter Stephen Simmons joins our Saturday night show at the Pumphouse in Aldeburgh

01/11/2013

STEPHEN SIMMONS ADDED TO PUMPHOUSE LINEUP

Nashville singer songwriter Stephen Simmons joins our Saturday night show at the Pumphouse in Aldeburgh

21/10/2013

Cool Hand Luke

Delta folk, classical composition, ragtime and rock‘n‘roll - what‘s not to like?

17/10/2013

OTIS IS ON THE WAY

Otis Gibbs comes to the Pumphouse in Aldeburgh with his trick bag full of songs old and new.

18/09/2013

AUTUMN AT THE PUMPHOUSE

The first of a brand new series of shows featuring the best in touring Americana artists presented in the intimate surroundings of the Aldeburgh Pumphouse.

03/09/2013

BUDDY MONDLOCK

We have tried for years to get Buddy to play the festival without success but on September 17th we are proud to present the next best thing when he performs a house concert staged specially for the Maverick community. See our EVENTS page for more details.

10/07/2013

Maximum Maverick

Thanks to all the Maverick community for another wonderful weekend of great music and good vibes. We are pleased to announce next year‘s dates are 4th, 5th & 6th July 2014 and will include American Independence Day so expect something extra special!

02/07/2013

BJ COLE JOINS LINEUP

BJ Cole played at the first Maverick Festival with Devon Sproule and has made several return visits since. This year he presents his acclaimed steel guitar workshop and then takes to the stage with Canadian troubadour Dennis Ellsworth for his show in the Peacock Cafe.

14/06/2013

STEPHEN KELLOGG

Catch Stephen up close and personal in the Moonshine Bar on Friday night.

29/05/2013

THE RAGGED STRING BAND

Festival favourites the Ragged String Band have become something of a tradition at Maverick events over the years and this year, they will join the programme on Saturday night.

16/04/2013

FLYING BURRITOS‘ IAN DUNLOP

Ian will play a few tunes and discuss his life on the road with Gram as well as his latest book “Breakfast in Nudie Suits“. Ian is also an accomplished artist and will we be displaying some of his work in the Gallery.

02/04/2013

OLD MAN LUEDECKE

OLD MAN LUEDECKE will perform on Saturday at this years festival with the mandolin player Joel E Hunt.

06/03/2013

MINDY SMITH ADDED

Mindy has won a legion of fans ever since her performance of the Dolly Parton classic JOLENE shot her to stardom.

31/01/2013

CLUBHOUSE IN THE HOUSE!

Clubhouse Records will present a revue of their finest artists on Friday night July 5th in the Peacock Cafe as part of this year‘s festival, including REDLANDS PALOMINO COMPANY, CASE HARDIN, THE CEDARS, TROUBADOUR ROSE, MAD STARING EYES, and PAUL McCLURE

21/01/2013

NEIL INNES JOINS LINEUP

Suffolk‘s very own pet python will join the festival lineup this summer with a special show just for us.

07/01/2013

MAVERICK VALENTINE

Tickets are £11 in advance £12 on the door - call 01728 746411 to reserve yours and receive a FREE CD recorded live at Maverick 2012.

24/12/2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS

The first artists for 2013 are announced. Check out the line up page for full details.

28/10/2012

IT‘S PARTY TIME!

Join us for a night of great music from Canada and the UK in the unique, cosy setting of Easton Farm Park‘s black barn. Eliza‘s Hobo Kitchen will present a range of exciting American themed food for veggies and carnivores alike and the Saloon will be swerving the usual local ale and cyder, wine and soft drinks.

05/10/2012

LATE LINE-UP ADDITION

Chris Pureka has received wide acclaim from the likes of BILLBOARD magazine and the NEW YORK TIMES. We are thrilled to present her in Suffolk as she makes her very first visit to the UK.

12/09/2012

HALESWORTH ARTS FESTIVAL

A musical odyssey across America in the company of three generations of roots artists, beginning in Appalachia and reaching across to the West Coast.

24/08/2012

MADISON VIOLET CANCELLED

MADSION VIOLET are OUT but THE ARLENES and BROOKS WILLIAMS are IN!

21/06/2012

Steve Arlene

All you Arlene fans take note - you never know what might happen

18/06/2012

Toy Hearts Broken!

Apologies to the fans and we hope to have them back next time.

28/05/2012

FESTIVAL FILM ANNOUNCED!

“Troubadour Blues“ is a feature-length documentary that visits the fascinating world of traveling singer-songwriters. We see them in a variety of situations across America: impromptu performances, concert stages, formal and informal interviews and songwriting sessions and we explore the hidden corners of our culture, where honest, authentic songs that reflect the human experience are still being made up and sung.

21/05/2012

Sadie - gone but not forgotten!

We are sorry to report that Elizabeth McGovern and her band, Sadie & The Hotheads, will not be able to join us again this year because of unexpected conflict with Elizabeth‘s filming schedule.

04/05/2012

A Taste of New Orleans

We are pleased to welcome the New Orleans based singer/songwriter Grayson Capps to open our new acoustic stage in the Moonshine Bar on Saturday night.

19/04/2012

THE MOONSHINE BAR

By popular demand, we are adding an acoustic blues stage, presenting the likes of Bob Harris favourite SEAN TAYLOR, Bert Jansch acolyte PAUL WASIF and New Orleans very own GRAYSON CAPPS. More artists to follow.....

21/03/2012

ROCKINGBIRDS ARE GO!

Camden‘s answer to the Jayhawks, the much-loved and seldom-seen ROCKINGBIRDS will appear on the outdoor stage this year to help celebrate our fifth birthday.

15/03/2012

GRETCHEN PETERS JOINS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!

With a new and highly acclaimed album gathering airplay all over the UK and a pending session for Radio 2‘s Bob Harris in the pipeline, Gretchen is the latest world renowned artist to join this year‘s stellar lineup alongside other heavy hitters like Alejandro Escovedo and Carrie Rodriguez helping to make it the strongest in the festival“s five year history.

26/02/2012

LATEST LINEUP

THE RETURN OF OTIS LEE CRENSHAW

23/01/2012

Maverick at the Crown

See our blog for a review of the evening

06/12/2011

SPECIAL XMAS TICKET OFFER!

Buy next years festival tickets at this years prices until the end of December.

In addition, to celebrate our fifth birthday, buy four tickets and receive an extra ticket absolutely FREE.

To buy now, visit our TICKETS page.

Merry Christmas from the Maverick Team.

14/11/2011

MAVERICK 2012 -LATEST LINEUP

More artist to follow and full details on the LINEUP page.

17/10/2011

HANK IS BACK!

This year sees the first of what we hope will become an annual event at Easton Farm Park when we celebrate Thanksgiving in our own quirky way, with music from HANK and the LOST COWBOYS (featuring Martin Belmont and BJ Cole) along with festival favourites THE VAGABAND (performing newly unplugged) and THE HALLELUJAH TRAILS formerly THE REJECTION.

More info on the blog and see our EVENTS page for ticket details etc

02/08/2011

2012 FESTIVAL DATES SET!

Next year‘s festival will take place on the 29th/30th June and 1st July when we will celebrate our FIFTH birthday!

05/07/2011

The Best Yet?

Thanks to one and all

30/06/2011

B & B available!

Church Farm in the nearby village of Kettleborough still has rooms - ask for Anne and mention Maverick for an especially warm welcome. Telephone 01728 723532

27/06/2011

SUNDAY GOSPEL BRUNCH

We are thrilled to announce that local veteran bluegrass icons the New Essex Bluegrass Band will close out our gospel brunch sessions at Easton Farm Park this Sunday.

Limited SUNDAY ONLY tickets will be available on the door only for £10. A rare treat and not to be missed.

25/06/2011

AFTER PARTY at THE WHITE HORSE!

For the first time, the White Horse will host an after-party featuring up close and personal performances from BRIGITTE DE MEYER, LINDA MCRAE, BILLI & JENI, LES BELL and other SURPRISE GUESTS!

Unwind with some of our musical friends.

£10 in advance.

Strictlly limited availability - only 100 tickets!

See our EVENTS page for how to buy now or visit the COMPANY STORE at the Festival.

21/06/2011

MAVERICK AT THE WHITE HORSE!

The TIMES called him “Canada‘s finest guitarist“.

Now you can enjoy him up close and personal for only £5 on the door subject to availability. To book advance tickets or get more info, please visit our EVENTS page.

06/06/2011

MELANIE SHOWTIME

Melanie has been scheduled to close the Peacock Cafe on Saturday night!

27/05/2011

BROOKS WILLIAMS AT THE WHITE HORSE

Brooks WIlliams has recently re-located to the UK from the States and will demonstrate his
“ talent, taste and astonishing technique “ (Blues Revue) at the White Horse in Easton this Saturday. Bring your air guitars and weep!

20/05/2011

FROM WOODSTOCK TO WOODBRIDGE!

In one magical instant on stage at Woodstock, Melanie became the voice of an era.

She makes a rare visit to the UK to headline Glastonbury‘s Spirit of ‘71 stage before bringing that voice to Suffolk for her only other current UK appearance.

Join us for some of that Woodstock magic!

11/05/2011

RICH HALL ONLY SHOW AS OTIS LEE CRENSHAW

Rich has announced that his only appearance on this tour as OTIS LEE CRENSHAW will be at the Maverick Festival on Saturday July 2nd. Otis fans should be aware that limited day tickets are available for this date....

09/05/2011

TRAVELLING BAND RELEASE NEW ALBUM

Manchester‘s own cosmic country rockers have a new record out on Cooking Vinyl at the end of May. Catch them live on our outdoor stage on Saturday afternoon.

27/04/2011

DANNY SCHMIDT

Danny Schmidt joins the likes of Hank WIlliams, Muddy Waters and the Drive By Truckers on UNCUT magazine‘s special CD to celebrate Bob‘s 70th birthday, performing his cover of Dylan‘s “Buckets of Rain“.

Catch him “live“ at Maverick on Saturday afternoon!

07/04/2011

THE TRAVELLING BAND

Manchester‘s finest folk/blues/country popsters come out from Under The Pavement to join us down on the Farm.

01/04/2011

THE WHITE HORSE EASTON

We are pleased to present ‘‘ Maverick at the White Horse ‘‘

a series of concerts in the run up to the main festival featuring

DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON (Saturday April 30th)

BROOKS WILLIAMS (Saturday May 28th)

MATT ANDERSEN (Saturday June 25th)

Hit the EVENTS button for more info

30/03/2011

THE KING OF ROCK, SOUL & COUNTRY?

In October last year, the world lost one of the great pioneers of popular music. Solomon Burke, the king of rock and soul, argued that he did a country record before Ray Charles. Judge for yourself when we screen the rarely seen BBC documentary that charts his rise from wonder boy preacher to Grammy-winning member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

07/03/2011

RICH HALL

Comedian Rich Hall will be joining the Maverick Festival lineup this year. Best known for his appearances on Live at the Apollo, and panel shows like QI and Have I Got News for You, Rich will make a rare appearance in the guise of his notorious uncle, the country singer and ex-convict Otis Lee Crenshaw.

04/03/2011

PACIFIC CURLS

Three girls from the Pacific Islands bring us their unique blend of Scottish, Celtic and Pacific sounds.

As well as performing together, virtuoso ukulele player Kim Halliday will lead a workshop in this fascinating and ever-popular instrument so bring your ukes along!

04/02/2011

Oh My Darlin

All girl bluegrass outfit join the line-up

10/01/2011

EARLY-BIRD TICKET OFFER

To receive a FREE CD of Maverick 2010 "Live in the Barn" featuring performances by CHRIS SCRUGGS, RAYBURN ANTHONY, PHIL LEE, POLICE DOG HOGAN, HANK WANGFORD & THE LOST COWBOYS, BJ COLE, ROOSEVELT BANDWAGON, THOMAS DOLBY, DREW NELSON, ROD PICOTT & AMANDA SHIRES, NORTON MONEY, ERIC BRACE & PETER COOPER, THE VAGABAND and BRIGITTE DE MEYER
buy your tickets by MAIL or ONLINE before March 1st.

22/12/2010

BLUE RODEO

One of Canada’s most famous bands, the multi-platinum selling, alt.country legends Blue Rodeo will appear at Maverick 2011.
http://www.bluerodeo.com/