Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Laurence Lane performed 'The Ballad of Ben' (The Song of The Shovel) at the junction of Victoria Road and Whalley Grove in Whalley Range, Manchester on Sunday July 6th.'The Ballad of Ben' is a tale written in reference to mythologising songs such as Stagerlee and Frankie and Johnny. Unlike these classic songs there is no murder, this is the celebration of a regular life and all it's regular complications. Laurence accompanied himself on a hand crafted, three stringed instrument made from a workman's shovel.

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