Founded in 1964 by David Cousins and Tony Hooper, this seminal British folk rock band has included more than 25 different players over the years including Sandy Denny and Rick Wakeman. In the current acoustic lineup, Dave Lambert joined the band for the first time in 1972 and Chas Cronk in 1973. Cousins's complex epic songs are the cornerstone of The Strawbs' appeal --delivered in his unmistakable vocal style, accompanied by his characteristic 12- or six-string acoustic guitar. Lambert's excellent guitar work and vocals and Cronks electric bass and vocals have been characteristics of the current highly regarded acoustic configuration since July of 2004.
Joining the Strawbs will be singer/songwriter, author, NPR radio host ("Cabinet of Wonders") and Fairleigh Dickinson University artist-in-residence, John Wesley Harding. Known for "lyrics that dazzle" (Wall Street Journal), Harding has been joined onstage by Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Bruce Springsteen (with whom he recorded a duet on his album Awake), Joan Baez, Peter Buck, Josh Ritter, Rosanne Cash and Robyn Hitchcock among others.