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Saturday, January 30, 2016


(Shawn Phillips)

Internationally-acclaimed American singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips performs at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway for one night only on February 9.

Phillips has worked with industry greats like The Beatles, Donovan, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Michael Kamen over the past 40 years, and will be performing a solo guitar show at the popular Gateway venue.

The fact that Phillips was a musician as much as a singer and songwriter made him stand out and helped him attract a dedicated following. His refusal to shape his music – which crosses between folk-rock, jazz, progressive, pop, and classical - to anyone else's expectations has allowed him to hold onto a large and dedicated cult following, without ever achieving the stardom that his talent seems to merit.

Dubbed “the best kept secret in the music business” by the late rock musician Bill Graham, Phillips remains an inspiration to those searching for something deeper and more meaningful in the world of “popular music.”

Shawn Phillips performs at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway on February 9. Tickets R150 pp and seating will be as for normal shows, with no standing room. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit

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