Tonight at The Barns, veteran folkies Chad & Jeremy, who achieved success in both the U.K. and U.S. during the ’60s with songs like “Yesterday’s Gone,” offer breezy guitar anthems and a witty repartee.
Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde met when both were students at London’s Central School for Speech and Drama and formed their soon-to-be famed folk duo Chad & Jeremy in 1962, on the eve of the British Invasion.
Their earnest lyrics and smooth melodies garnered an enthusiastic fan following, and their first single, 1963’s “Yesterday’s Gone,” was an immediate success.
Chad & Jeremy’s all-time biggest hit in the United States is “A Summer Song,” which can still be heard on radio stations nationwide today, as well as in the films Rushmore and The Princess Diaries.
After a 26-year hiatus, Chad & Jeremy released In Concert (2003), the first of nine new albums this decade. Their most recent record, Fifty Years On… (2010), is a celebration of the 50 years the duo has spent together.
“The two sing calmly and carefully over restrained arrangements usually pegged to an acoustic guitar, with pleasant strings and a reined-in rhythm section.”—AllMusic.com
And, finally, here are the two a few years earlier:
Chad & Jeremy perform at 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Tickets are available here so be sure not to miss this incredible folk duo!