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HOLLIS BROWN (USA) + James Manners
Plus Support James Manners
Tue 1 October 2019
12 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT:THE OLD COLD STORE / ( entrance through the Vat and Fiddle pub). 12 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB

Queens, New York, is a borough rich in rock 'n' roll history. KISS. The Ramones. RUN-DMC. Simon and Garfunkel. Dee Snider. Perry Farrell. And we'll take a leap -- Tony Bennett.

Hollis Brown is a band from Queens, formed by singer-guitarist Mike Montali and lead guitarist Jonathan Bonilla. Rounding out the rest of the band are Andrew Zehnal (drums), Adam Bock (keys), and Chris Urriola (bass). The band has been releasing music since 2013. The group has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe, both on their own and supporting the likes of, Counting Crows, Jackie Greene, Jesse Malin, the Zombies, and many more. And you've heard their music in films such as "Bad Country" and on TV series such as Showtime's "Shameless," DirecTV's "Kingdom" and MTV's "Real World."

Hollis Brown is a (hard) working rock 'n' roll band, in other words, a group that lives up to the blue-collar legacy of their hometown. But, as evidenced on their new album Ozone Park, there's also a great deal of sophistication in the mix, rich melodicism and advanced harmonics that allow Hollis Brown -- yes, named after the Bob Dylan song -- to blend a wealth of influences into a distinctive sound that plants their own one-of-a-kind flag in ground that's been otherwise well-travelled.

That's exactly what Hollis Brown set out to do -- "Great songs but rock 'n' roll with the sound of 2019" -- on the 10 tracks of Ozone Park, which was recorded at Unity Gain Studios in Fort Meyers, Fla. The songs cover plenty of musical ground but this is no mere playlist; rather, they weave together in a cohesive, dynamically exciting ride that ranges from the soulful buoyancy of "Blood From a Stone" and "Stubborn Man" to the ringing Americana guitars of "She Don't Love Me Now," the funky flavour of "Go For It" and the fuzzy hard rock of "Bad Mistakes." It represents care and craft, and a diversity Montali credits to his own musical roots.

www.hollisbrown.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jamesmannersmusic/



SAM OUTLAW + LYDIA LUCE(USA)
Plus Support Lydia Luce
Thu 3 October 2019
The Glee Club 16 Adv


“A legitimate contender to be the biggest country star L.A. has produced since Dwight Yoakam.” - LA Weekly

Sam Outlaw is a singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN. Born Samuel Morgan in South Dakota, his stage name comes from his late mother’s maiden name.

At age 33, Sam released his debut album “Angeleno" in 2015. Produced by Ry Cooder and Joachim Cooder, “Angeleno” introduced Sam as a distinctly assured voice in the Country and Americana scene. The album garnered awards and critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, NPR and countless others. His follow-up album, “Tenderheart,” gave Outlaw his first foray into self-producing and further evolved his “SoCal Country” sound by introducing more elements of Pop and Rock music. Also a critical success, “Tenderheart” was heralded as one of the year’s best country albums, supported by a full tour of North America and dozens of shows in Europe.

With new music planned for 2019, Sam recently moved his wife and kids from LA to Nashville to seek a better environment for raising their two small children.

He’ll make his Grand Ole Opry debut on May 3rd, followed by a European tour in the Fall. North American dates to follow.

"Outlaw has crafted an instant classic with his album, Angeleno." - NPR

LYDIA LUCE

Nashville musician Lydia Luce will release her debut full-length album, Azalea, on Aug. 17. Luce, the daughter of an organist and pianist (and her brother is a cellist), combines her classical training with Americana and folk influences on the new album.

www.samoutlaw.com/
ww.lydialuce.com/



ROD PICOTT (USA) + Support
Plus Support
Sun 6 October 2019
12 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT: THE RUNNING HORSE, 16 Alfreton Rd, Nottingham NG7 3NG Doors open at 7.30pm www.runinghorsenottingham.co.uk

Cosmic American Music are pleased to announce the return of Rod Picott to Nottingham. Eighteen years ago Rod Picott dropped his tool belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues. The acclaimed debut put a nail in the coffin of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-songwriter.

Rod returns to the UK in support of brand new record Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil.

http://rodpicott.com



ALICE WALLACE (USA) + Broken Bones Matilda
Plus Support Boken Bones Matilda
Tue 8 October 2019
12 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT: THE RUNNING HORSE, 16 Alfreton Rd, Nottingham NG7 3NG Doors open at 7.30pm www.runinghorsenottingham.co.uk

"Wallace’s voice is a powerful natural occurrence...an awe-striking wonder of the West" Saving Country Music.

Up and coming country artist Alice Wallace, the singer/songwriter has a vibrant, powerful voice and a no-nonsense style. Genuine, often heart wrenching lyrics cut right to the soul, which is laid bare. Her songwriting style, in all of its uncomplicated beauty, is refreshing and distinguished. Wallace is a down home girl who is just following her lifelong passion—writing and playing music. About six years ago she got the opportunity to completely switch career gears. The Florida native transplanted across the country and now calls Southern California home.

Lauded by the media for her stunning performance at California’s famed honky-tonk, The Palomino, which re-opened for a one-night-only benefit in October 2018, Californian songstress Alice Wallace is ready to carry forward the West Coast country legacy that the legendary venue embodied with her new album Into the Blue. The album will be Wallace’s debut on Rebelle Road Records, a Los Angeles label founded by women and dedicated to balancing equity for female artists and keeping alive the California country sound.

Alice draws on some powerful female influences, like Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. Not only are these powerhouses heard throughout her music, but Wallace is invoking their fierce, independent spirits and paying it forward for female artists.

She is returning to the U.K. for the first time since her debut at Country 2 Country (C2C) at the O2 London in 2015.

www.alicewallacemusic.com/
www.brokenbonesmatilda.com/



DRIVIN N CRYIN (USA) + Fargo Railway Co. - BIRMINGHAM SHOW
Plus Support Fargo Railway Co.
Mon 14 October 2019
14 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT THE HARE & HOUNDS - BIRMINGHAM 106 High St, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk

Celebrating their 33rd Anniversary together, Atlanta-based folk rock act, Drivin N Cryin, have spent most of their career on tour. In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for their blistering live shows, and amassed a rabid fanbase in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene. Now, 33 years later, and after releasing four full length albums on Island Records and one on Geffen Records, founding members Kevn Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here.

With a gold record, 10 full-length albums, and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest. In 2012, a ocumentary about the band, entitled Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin' N’ Cryin’, was roduced. In 2015, a collection of 10 choice cuts from the band’s 4-EP “Songs” series, entitled Best of Songs, was released on Nashville’s Plowboy Records. Additionally, the band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame that same year. The following year, Drivin N Cryin released a vinyl-only album, entitled Archives Vol One, with a collection of basement recordings from the years 1988 to 1990. With Dave V. Johnson as their drummer, and the band's newest member, Laur Joamets, (originally Sturgill Simpson) now being added to the lineup, Drivin N Cryin continues to tour the U.S. to great acclaim.

Island Records re-released their much celebrated Mystery Road album through Universal Music Group (2017) & Darius Rucker cut Straight to Hell on his new album, When Was the Last Time, released October 2017 with guest vocal appearances by Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley, and Jason Aldean. Mystery Road was named one of “The 50 Best Southern Rock Albums of All Time” by Paste Magazine that following year. In 2018, New West Records re-released their self-titled 1997 album with a new name, Too Late To Turn Back Now!. The band’s new full-length album, produced by Nashville’s Aaron Lee Tasjan and featuring Laur Joamets, Live The Love Beautiful, will be released June 21, 2019 through Drivin N Cryin Records.

The Fargo Railway Co.

Southern Rock / Americana inspired four piece band from Sheffield UK.

www.drivinncryin.com/



DOUG SEEGERS (USA - Band Show) + Support
Plus Support
Sun 27 October 2019
12 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT:THE OLD COLD STORE / ( entrance through the Vat and Fiddle pub). 12 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB

”When I first heard Doug Seegers’ voice, so full of soul and raw emotion, I was stunned. This man has lived these songs, not in his imagination but every long day over many hard years. He stands before you now – ready to testify. Listen and believe.” – Emmylou Harris

Things sure have changed for Doug Seegers ever since that magic night in the early spring of 2014, when he performed his song ”Going Down To The River” in a Swedish TV show hosted by the local country star Jill Johnson. It was an overnight success, the song went straight to #1 on the Itunes chart and in a few months Seegers went from the life as a homeless street singer in Nashville to a major star in Sweden. His debut album ”Going Down To The River” went Platinum. A second album of original songs, “Walking On The Edge of the World”, was release to critical acclaim in 2016 and in 2017.

In the spring of 2018, Doug Seegers recorded a new album in Los Angeles with reknown producer Joe Henry, to be released worldwide in March 2019.

Doug Seegers has done around 300 shows, almost all of them sold out. And he’s been on all the major TV shows.

The Doug Seegers fairy tale has been told several times already. A Cinderella story with all the classic ingredients and almost too good to be true. But the hobo-turned-into-star is the truth and nothing but the truth, swear to God. No less amazing is how Seegers handled his new found fame. How he emerged as a professional, experienced artist with the ability to do his part on stage, in the recording studio, in interviews, radio- and TV- shows, signing records, as a songwriter – like it was all he ever done in his whole life. Everybody working close to him, constantly have to remind themselves that less than 5 years ago, Seegers was living under a bridge, battling addiction and playing his music on the streets to survive.

Doug is deeply rooted in the musical traditions of the American South. A tradition where the bounders between country, soul, rock and blues are invisible or at least unclear. It’s easy to imagine Seegers writing songs with Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham in Muscle Shoals or with Chips Moman in Memphis. Songs that Aretha Franklin or Elvis Presley could have scored hits with. He could have been hanging out with Tony Joe White in Georgia or with Waylon and Willie in Nashville. But that never happened. We know that for sure even if some parts of the Doug Seegers history still are a bit foggy. He had a band in New York in the seventies and they recorded a 7”, moved to Austin for a while in the eighties and played with Buddy Miller briefly, but apart from that he didn’t make much of a musical impression. Back in New York he worked as a carpenter and raised a family. Then there is a long period, a downward spiral including divorce, booze and drugs, ending up as a homeless in Nashville.

www.dougseegersmusic.com/



THE DELINES (USA) + PETER BRUNTNELL
Plus Support Peter Bruntnell
Mon 4 November 2019
18.5 Adv


PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW IS AT: NOTTINGHAM: Metronome Marco Island, Huntingdon Street Nottingham. NG1 1AP

PORTLAND, Oregon — Sometimes, fate’s just a damned cruel thing. But when it nearly capsizes the career of an acclaimed band in the blink of an eye, the band’s only prudent choice is to hang in there until the ship is ready to sail again. That’s what The Delines did while supporting the recovery of lead singer Amy Boone, who underwent three years of treatment and rehab after both her legs were severely broken when she was hit by a car in Austin, Texas. What sustained their spirit, according to guitarist and songwriter Willy Vlautin, was knowing they already had most of their sophomore album, The Imperial, in the can.

The band finally released The Imperial on January 11th 2019 via Décor Records. It went straight in at number 1 where it stayed for two weeks and a further two in the top 4, the entire UK and Irish tour sold out and the press and radio loved it. It picked up where they left off following their stellar 2014 debut, Colfax. Like that album, The Imperial features Damnations, TX co-founder Boone evoking a beat-up Dusty Springfield or a weary Rickie Lee Jones on 10 tracks penned by Vlautin, who is also lead singer/songwriter for Richmond Fontaine whom broke up in 2016 and an acclaimed novelist (two of his books have become major films).

Equally adept at sounding broken-hearted and optimistic, weary and resilient, Boone conveys Vlautin’s characters in a voice that’s grittier than Bobbie Gentry’s and more lonesome than Sammi Smith’s, and steeped in the soul-ballad tradition. It’s the voice Vlautin fell in love with when he first heard it during a tour Richmond Fontaine did with Damnations, TX, the band Boone had formed with her sister, Deborah Kelly.

Portland’s Freddy Trujillo signed on to play bass. Sean Oldham ex of Richmond Fontaine on drums, multi-instrumentalist Cory Gray stepped in to round out the band’s cinematic, late-night country-soul sound with keyboard and trumpet.

www.thedelines.com
https://www.peterbruntnell.net/



ERIN RAE (USA) + Support
Plus Support
Sun 10 November 2019
12 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT: THE RUNNING HORSE, 16 Alfreton Rd, Nottingham NG7 3NG Doors open at 7.30pm www.runinghorsenottingham.co.uk

Gifted with a unique ability to fuse musical genres and influences to craft songs that feel fresh and wholly her own, with her new album Putting On Airs, Erin Rae has thrown down a direct challenge to the stereotype of what a Southern singer should be. Both lyrically and sonically, she strikes a fiercely independent chord, proudly releasing a deeply personal record that reflects her own upbringing in Tennessee, including the prejudices and injustices that she witnessed as a child that continue to impact her life to this day.

Buoying the release is Rae’s reputation as an enthralling live performer, which has earned her the respect of Nashville peers and music notables alike, including Grammy Award winner John Paul White, who has signed her to his Florence, Alabama-based label Single Lock Records. Rae joins a Single Lock roster that includes Nicole Atkins, St. Paul And The Broken Bones, and White himself.

Recorded in the dead of winter at The Refuge, a historic former Franciscan monastery-turned-creative space on Wisconsin’s Fox River, the isolated environment created the perfect setting for Erin and her band mates to track these genre-busting songs, using the chapel and other unique spaces within the cavernous building to explore new sonic boundaries, all while continuing to showcase Erin’s trademark vocals and song-serving restraint first heard on her critically-acclaimed 2015 debut album, Soon Enough.

www.erinraemusic.com/



EILEN JEWELL BAND (USA)
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Wed 4 December 2019
The Glee Club 17 Adv


“Inspired by modern-day sexism and inequality, “79 Cents (The Meow Song)” blends satire with scathing indictments. The song’s mix of gypsy jazz and old-timey folk music goes down easy, but it’s Jewell’s clever writing — particularly her final verse, where she references President Trump’s comments about grabbing women’s genitals — that delivers the knockout blow, adding substance to a song that’s also rich in old-world style.” Rolling Stone Country

As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell leads a tight quartet that blends influences of surf-noir, early blues, classic country, folk, and 1960s era rock ’n’ roll. For well over a decade, they’ve toured relentlessly for legions of fans from Boston to Boise and Madrid to Melbourne, playing large festivals, theatres, rock clubs, and coffeehouses. The group has shared stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Loretta Lynn, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, and Blind Boys of Alabama. Eilen’s fans have marvelled at her warmth and onstage humour alongside her beautiful songs and fiery performances. In addition to six of her own full-length albums, Jewell has released two albums with her country-gospel side-project, the Sacred Shakers; a tribute album to Loretta Lynn titled ‘Butcher Holler’; and a recent album of rare blues covers, ‘Down Hearted Blues’.

American Songwriter magazine describes the Bose, Idaho native Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.” That singular voice springs forth from a woman of more than one mind, and she taps into many of them on ‘Gypsy’, her latest album released on Signature Sounds. By turns personal and political, pissed off and blissed out, Jewell’s first album of original material since 2015 expands brief moments of joy into lifetimes, and distils epic sentiments and persistent doubts into succinct songs. Yet rather than pulling artist and listener this way and that, the tensions within and between these 12 tracks propel her eighth studio album forward as a remarkably cohesive full-length.

“At the core of Jewell’s eighth studio album is a set of self-penned cosmic-country songs on which the singer addresses both the personal and the political, her smoky voice and back in band in killer form throughout.” Mojo

www.eilenjewell.com/



An Evening With SAM BAKER (USA) - No support
Plus Support
Sun 2 February 2020
16 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT:THE OLD COLD STORE / ( entrance through the Vat and Fiddle pub). 12 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB

An Evening With Sam Baker celebrating the 15th Anniversary of 'Mercy'

“With a sound both soaring and sad, the Texas-based Baker sings in a raspy talk-whisper that makes you stop what you're doing, sit down and listen”.

Sam Baker makes people happy. The characters in his songs face many challenges - alcoholism, car wrecks, racism, drug addiction, a mother's abandonment - but they persevere. Much like Sam himself.

In 1986 Sam got in the middle of someone else's war. When a terrorist bomb exploded in his train compartment, he went from being a young, healthy, tourist enjoying Peru with friends to a broken man surrounded by death and dying. Given his injuries, he too should have died. But through a series of miracles and coincidences he survived. There were lots of surgeries, and the requisite pain pills. His leg was saved by a successful femoral arterial graft. When the cranial bleed in his brain healed, he had to relearn nouns, and after his right eardrum was replaced, he regained some hearing. With the top of his left hand gone, it seemed that his formerly skilful hands had been transformed into blocks of wood, but eventually those hands learned how to play an upside-down guitar.

Physically, Sam was recovering, but his life was filled with pills, booze,and rage. Then came the voices and messengers that helped him see that the greatest gift is life itself. He learned about forgiveness. He needed to tell his story. Songs started to come from that upside-down guitar. Before he knew it, there were CDs, tours around the world, an interview with Terry Gross, and awards in Rolling Stone. Sam feels compelled to tell his story - through his music, art, or any means possible - to one person at a time, or to thousands from a festival stage.

A Sam Baker show is a celebration. Some songs tell of everyday people who survive life's daily challenges; others are stories of growing up in a small Texas prairie town. All his shows are an acknowledgement and appreciation of the pure joy that comes with people gathering to listen to live music. Sam's fans travel to see him, often driving hours to experience the powerful performance. After the show, they tell Sam their stories. At the end of the day, we all go in peace.

“In some ways, more a poet than a musician, Baker paints vivid pictures with often simple phrases. Baker somehow simultaneously sounds both tough as nails and fragile as glass”… Peter Blackstock,

https://www.sambakermusic.com/



JESSE MALIN (USA) + Support
Plus Support
Sun 1 March 2020
16 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT:THE OLD COLD STORE / ( entrance through the Vat and Fiddle pub). 12 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB

Jesse Malin — whom the London Times says “writes vivid songs with killer tunes and sings them with scary conviction” — and Lucinda Williams — the southern troubadour once named “America’s best songwriter” by Time magazine — first met in the early 2000s at a jazz club in NYC’s West Village. In a joint 2017 Rolling Stone interview, the two discussed their “shared love of miscreants, misfits, the misunderstood and the mysteries of everyday lives binds them across the Mason-Dixon line.”

"From the early frontier days of hardcore in New York to all the punk rock and singer/songwriter touring, it's all been about survival and reinvention, about finding a way to get through. I wanted to make an open sounding record with the space to tell these stories. I like to write about characters and people I meet along the way. The dreamers, schemers, hustlers, romantics, lovers, leavers and believers."

Sunset Kids first took shape at The Hollywood Bowl when Jesse accepted Lucinda Williams' invite to see her open what turned out to be the final concert by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers. During that same L.A. visit, the idea of Lucinda taking the producer's chair on Jesse's next record came about. After reflecting on his life while walking the streets of London, jamming riffs in an East Side basement, and writing songs in Florida hotel rooms while visiting his ailing father, the ambitious 14-song album was recorded on both coasts between the artists' touring schedules. "playing music is something I need to do. Singing under those hot lights every night is true exorcism. We get to put together this pirate ship of characters and go around the world making trouble."

www.jessemalin.com