THE 'Internationale, Americana Troubadour', Bruce Barthol, returns to Cardigan to play The Cellar, Quay Street on Thursday, June 29 as part of his "up close and personal" low key tour of the U.K.

A superb entertainer and social commentator, Bruce was a key member of the original and best ever Country Joe & The Fish line up, the bass player on their classic albums, "Electric Music For The Mind And Body", "Feel Like I'm Fixin To Die" and "Together".

Incredibly this June marks 50 years since Bruce's appearance with The Fish at the legendary Monterey Festival in 1967 - the first of the big festivals featuring the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin.

As would befit anyone who came out of the whole early 60s civil rights era, Bruce’s material oozes with razor sharp insight, social concern, deadpan humour and a cool anger; qualities absent from just about any other record you’re likely to hear these days.

A good example is ‘Cakewalk To Baghdad’ a satirical ode Bruce wrote specifically about the stupidity of the Iraq war, after he heard some idiot talk about "it's going to be a cakewalk."

Tickets are priced £10 and are available from The Castle Cafe or via: