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John Wesley Harding & Chris Von Sneidern - 9 June 2009

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He's recorded with Bruce Springsteen, who chose him as his first opening act in 20 years for his solo shows, and has been joined onstage by Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Joan Baez, Peter Buck, Evan Dando, David Baddiel, Rick Moody, Scott MacCaughey and Robyn Hitchcock amongst others.

In March he releases a new album, his 16th, "Who was Changed and Who was Dead" featuring Josh Ritter and then is over in the UK to play at The Borderline - and has asked for a show here in York. This is his only show in the north of England

Chris Von Sneidern, born Syracuse, New York, is an American singer/songwriter. He earned a cult following with a string of indie releases during the 1990s and 2000s. He played in a local band called the U-Turns in the early 1980s before relocating to San Francisco in 1985. In the Bay Area he played with several locally based power pop bands, including the Lost Patrol and The Sneetches (the latter as bassist), before joining Flying Color as guitarist in 1987. After Flying Color broke up in 1990, Von Sneidern hit the road with former Beat leader Paul Collins and lived for a short time in New York before returning to San Francisco to pursue a solo career.