Alabama 3 Stars join Curtis E Johnson for album launch

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Alabama 3 stars The Very Reverend Dr D Wayne Love and Larry Love will help Curtis E Johnson launch his new album at the Promfret Arms on Saturday.

The pair will be DJ-ing and joining other musicians helping to launch Johnson’s new LP The Compleat Unknown.

The album has been 10 years in the making, despite only taking 21 days to record and follows previous releases The Bean King and Caledonian Postcards. It features guest musicians including Earl Okin on embouchure and piano as well as former Fairground Attraction drummer Roy Dodds. There’s also some double bass from Tim Harries who has worked with, Brian Eno, and Steeleye Span.

The album features two Northampton centric songs, one for the late Tom Hall called Northampton and another about building houses in a flood plain, called The Nene Delta Blues complete with a solo from The Hawson Hips and Haws clog dancers

Support is by Silver Fox Johnson and Danny Connors. Profits will be going to the National Autistic Society to help fund a sensory room.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets cost £5. Advance tickets fom The Barbers Shop in Hervey Street, Spiral Archive Records, St Giles Cheese and The Pomfret Arms in Cotton End.