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CHUCK PROPHET & STEPHANIE FINCH + JESSE MALIN
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Sun 23 September 2018
The Glee Club 16 Adv


Californian alt-rock hero Chuck Prophet has just announced his first fill UK, Belgium and Holland duo tour with his wife and co-conspirator, Stephanie Finch this September. The tour features Chuck and Stephanie playing songs on acoustic and with keyboard with tracks from each others albums spanning over twenty years digging deep into some tunes you haven’t heard for awhile. They will be joined by friend and native New Yorker Jesse Malin whom will also be playing a full set with his keyboardist. Jesse has toured the UK for the last 20 + years too with a rich musical history. Chuck and Jesse will be closing out the night together on stage.

Chuck Prophet has been on the scene since his days with Americana pioneers Green on Red from 1984 to 1992 whom he recorded seven albums with. Chuck has gone on to have a successful solo career with over twelve albums under his belt and writing songs for the likes of Solomon Burke, Heart and Alejandro Escovedo and as a sideman with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Warren Zevon and Cake. In addition to Chuck’s strong catalogue and visceral live shows, Chuck's music has recently been heard in hit television series True Blood and Sons of Anarchy. His live shows are some of the best on the circuit both with his band and solo. This will be a rare time to catch him as a duo setting. “the swagger and innocence of early Springsteen and the demi-monde storytelling of early Lou Reed.” MOJO

Jesse Malin has been on the scene almost as long, revered by iconic figures from Bruce Springsteen and Joe Strummer to Joey Ramone and Jim Jarmusch, "His songs are so good they hurt my feelings," Ryan Adams once said, and it's little wonder considering Malin's ability to bridge the reckless abandon of The Replacements with the sensitive introspection of Neil Young.

Born in NYC, Malin formed D Generation, the influential punk band described by Rolling Stone as "the best thing to happen to New York noise in the Nineties." Before going solo in 2002. Releasing over 7 solo albums and collaborating with Bruce Springsteen, Green Day and Ryan Adams his live shows are a force to be rekoned with and he has appeared on the Tonight show, Conan and Letterman over the years, a true NY legend.

www.chuckprophet.com
www.jessemalin.com



BENNETT WILSON POOLE + Support
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Thu 27 September 2018
The Maze 12 Adv


Danny Wilson (Danny And The Champions Of The World), and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Saint Etienne) join forces with Tony Poole, producer extraordinaire, and King of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker and combine their voices, guitars, and song-writing to marvellous effect in a collection of songs that began as uplifting acoustic music and just grew into something far more wide-ranging and transcendent, providing balm, inspiration and succour for these troubled times.

The young Danny Wilson formed bands with his brother Julian – Soulgreen and then Grand Drive while Robin Bennett and his brother Joe, out in Oxfordshire, were founding the Truck Festival and performing as Whispering Bob and then Goldrush, basing their two-part harmony style on that of Julian and Danny with Grand Drive. Following Grand Drive Danny connected with the Bennett brothers who formed a major part of the floating first incarnation of Danny And The Champions of The World, and when they left to concentrate on The Dreaming Spires he saw it as the perfect time to work with Tony.

Through Danny, Tony would soon meet, and later work with, the Bennett brothers. Around the same time Danny and Robin were trying to make good on a long-held intention to write together with three songs coming from the hook-up. They realised there would be enough to make something of this and over a handful of weekends the three would gather at Tony’s home studio.

https://en-gb.facebook.com/bennettwilsonpoole/



CHASTITY BROWN (USA) + Support
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Sun 7 October 2018
12 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT THE RUNNING HORSE, 16 Alfreton Rd, Nottingham NG7 3NG Tel: 07770 226926

Now based in Minnesota but with roots in the Deep South, Chastity has the “ability to distill Southern blues and plaintive North Country prairie influences into expansive, alluring folk songs” (The Current). She is a powerful new voice with the ability to warm, comfort and challenge. She’s been hailed by NPR, CMT, American Songwriter, The London Times, and Paste Magazine as a songwriter to watch and has appeared on UK television on Later… with Jools Holland.

Chastity, whose mother grew up in a large Irish family in Boston and whose father was an African-American jazz/blues musician, was born in the north-easterly state of New Hampshire, and moved down to Union City in Tennessee when she was seven years old. Growing up near Memphis, she became transfixed by roots music from an early age. When she first began writing music, she struggled with this influence as she was not exposed to many soul musicians writing “folk” music.

Growing up in a full Gospel church was where Chastity found her voice and passion, but after being kicked out of seminary college for having a same-sex relationship — she was studying to be a worship leader — she found her voice as a songwriter. As a woman of colour, she’s as influenced by authors as musicians. she says, “I have always memorialized the civil rights movement, the heroines and heroes that arose to sing the songs, write the rousing speeches, sit at the counters, mobilize in the streets. That with their actions and simply just the way they lived they would declare that black lives are sacred, are beautiful, that they matter.”

www.chastitybrownmusic.com/



An Evening with BEN GLOVER AND KIM RICHEY
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Mon 29 October 2018
12 Adv


This show is at: The Running Horse, 16 Alfreton Road, Nottingham NG7 3NG

BEN GLOVER

The music of Americana artists mixed with Irish music was the soundtrack for Ben Glover growing up in the sleepy seaside village of Glenarm in the north of Ireland. This musical theme is woven throughout his life - one artist influenced by two countries connected by the Atlantic Ocean. Glover’s relocation to America in 2008 has allowed him to explore his influences in depth while keeping a firm grasp on his Celtic roots.

In 2016 he signed with Proper Records and released “The Emigrant” about which No Depression said, "It is a tremendous sweep and should end up on the shores of many a top ten albums of 2016 list.” That year he also won “International Song of the Year” at the UK Americana Awards for the song “Blackbirds,” which he co-wrote with Gretchen Peters. His upcoming album, “Shorebound” will be released on Proper Records in May 2018 and features performances with Gretchen Peters, Ricky Ross, Mary Gauthier Kim Richey and Robert Vincent. Ben is also one of the three songwriters/artists behind The Orphan Brigade who’s 2017 album Heart of The Cave, written in ancient tunnels beneath the Italian city of Osimo, was released on At The Helm Records.

Glover's music has been featured in programming and advertisments both in the UK and in the US with companies such as Sky, MTV, E! Network, BBC, Coca Cola and more. He’s also enjoyed regular airplay on BBC Radio Two, BBC Scotland and BBC Ulster.

KIM RICHEY:

“[Kim Richey] would rule the charts in a land where Marshall Crenshaw was king, Aimee Mann queen, and the The Beatles never put out another record after Revolver.” Steve Horowitz, popmatters.com “Richey entices you with sad and unembellished music that reveals an original spirit ‐ and then she ensnares you for keeps by making you consider all the noiseless sensations that no songs can ever contain.” Timothy White, Billboard Magazine

Those artists who find themselves stuck in the deepest of ruts two decades into their careers could learn a thing or two from veteran singer‐songwriter Kim Richey. She’s never been afraid to go where the inspiration is. Two‐time Grammy‐nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there’s her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, they’d be streaming in rainbow colours from your iPod. Early on, the Zanesville, Ohio native thrived on the progressive side of mainstream country, her albums (1995’s Kim Richey, 1997’s Bittersweet and 1999’s Glimmer, all on Mercury) showcasing twang‐pop sensibilities, a rich, rounded vocal tone and effortlessly sophisticated songwriting that other discerning performers ‐ Radney Foster, Trisha Yearwood and Pam Tillis to name a few ‐ coveted for their own recordings. In the years since, Kim has made her subtly psychedelic album Rise (Lost Highway) in Los Angeles with producer Bill Bottrell, flown to London to enlist the help of Giles Martin and emerging with the crisply orchestrated Chinese Boxes (Vanguard) and turned to her East Nashville‐based bandleader and frequent co‐writer Neilson Hubbard to conjure the earthy indie‐pop feel of Wreck Your Wheels (Lojinx/Thirty Tigers) and to complete her latest masterpiece of smart, sensual understatement Thorn In My Heart (Lojinx/Yep Roc). The array of top‐tier guests on the album include Jason Isbell, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Will Kimbrough and Yearwood, who was, for the first time, returning the harmony‐singing favor. And the dozen songs themselves show that Richey’s still dreaming up fetching melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways, and still discovering fresh angles from which to articulate matters of the heart.

www.benglover.co.uk
www.kimrichey.com



OTIS GIBBS + Support
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Sun 4 November 2018
12 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT: THE RUNNING HORSE, 16 Alfreton Rd, Nottingham NG7 3NG Tel 07770 226926

“Gibbs’ songwriting is deeply personal and profound. It’s plain to see Otis Gibbs is a man you should give a damn about. ” –Rolling Stone

Otis Gibbs is a Songwriter, storyteller, painter, /photographer and planter of 7,176 trees. He once wrestled a bear, and lost. He has been described as “The best unknown songwriter in music today.” If you ask him, he’ll simply say he’s a Folk Singer.

He also hosts a podcast called Thanks For Giving Damn which features your favorite musicians, journalists and historians sharing memories, backstage stories and history lessons. His podcast quickly became a cult favorite and lead to him hosting Country Built on Pandora (USA) where Otis tells stories about the history of country music to his 2 million+ subscribers. He grew up in Wanamaker, Indiana, but now lives in East Nashville with his long time partner, Amy Lashley.

Otis’ thoughts on Mount Renraw. “This album was recorded in my living room on my 50th birthday. My friends kept saying I should throw myself a big party for my birthday, but I’m not a big party guy. Instead, I wanted to do something creative that fits into how I try to live my life. That’s when I decided to record this album. This is who I am and this is what I do. It’s the perfect way to celebrate 50 years of creativity.”

“We live on top of a big hill in East Nashville surrounded by musicians, artists, writers and other creative misfits. In the 1800s, this land was owned by Percy Warner. He is somewhat famous for bringing electricity to the rural South. He called his home Renraw, which is Warner spelled backwards. I’ve called our home Mount Renraw for the last 9 years. Since I recorded the record at home, I figured Mount Renraw would be a fitting title.“

www.otisgibbs.com/



LYNNE HANSON & THE GOOD INTENTIONS (USA) + Amy Andrews
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Wed 14 November 2018
12 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT: THE RUNNING HORSE, 16 Alfreton Rd, Nottingham NG7 3NG Tel 07770 226926

Lynne's last visit to Nottingham was sensational so we decided she needed to return!

Roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk. Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers “porch music with a little red dirt.” Lynne's songs are like a favourite pair of jeans. They're faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired grit ground into the seams. Lynne is a winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, has been been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and has toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. Lynne has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert) as well as guitar legend Albert Lee.

Amy Andrews was born and raised in Baltimore, Amy grew up on the sounds of Sinatra, Ella, the American Songbook, Motown, Showtunes, Stevie Nicks, Melissa Etheridge, the Judds, ...

Amy began performing at the age of 6, but not until after college did she pick up a guitar or begin writing her own music. Since then, Amy has toured and performed her original music (with an occasional beloved-to-her "cover" of folks from Sam Cooke to Sondheim) for audiences all over North America.

Known for brilliant performances, stunning vocals, and unassuming wit, charm, and candor on stage, Amy has played music halls, bars, opera houses, living rooms, sanctuaries, and theatres all across North America, with festivals from Florida's 30A Songwriters Festival to Alaska's Folk Fest.

www.lynnehanson.com



DAN STUART With TOM HEYMAN (USA)
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Wed 21 November 2018
12 Adv


THIS SHOW IS AT: THE RUNNING HORSE, 16 Alfreton Rd, Nottingham NG7 3NG Tel 07770 226926

Dan Stuart is a songwriter, author and habitual expat currently residing in Mexico City. He was a founding member of Green on Red and Danny & Dusty in the 80's before leaving the music business in 1995 for a decade and a half. His comeback solo record in 2012 has the same title as his 2014 false memoir: The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings, both available through Cadiz Music, London. That was followed by Marlowe's Revenge recorded with Mexico City's Twin Tones and released in 2016 through Cadiz Music in UK & Europe and on Fluff & Gravy Records in the Americas. The last of the trilogy, The Unfortunate Demise of Marlowe Billings, will be out in July of 2018 along with a novel of the same name.

www.marlowebillings.com/



An Evening With TOM RUSSELL (USA)
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Wed 3 April 2019
The Glee Club 22 Adv


PLEASE NOTE / DOORS OPEN AT 7.00 PM AS TOM WILL BE ONSTAGE AT 7.30pm

Folk Hotel is almost certainly the best Americana album of 2017 and the lyrics are some of the very best of the last decade. Tom Russell is one of the key songwriters of the last twenty years or so. He must now be included on any list of great songwriters which would also include important people like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Hank Williams. Country Music People.

Singer songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books - including a book on his art and a book of his songs. Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a hundred others. Tom Russell graduated from The University of California with a Master's Degree in Criminology. He was recently awarded the 2015 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism & has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman TV show five times.

Mythical America explored by brilliant Americana songwriter...Russell is a riveting storyteller. UNCUT

www.tomrussell.com/