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WALLED GARDEN MUSIC FESTIVAL (EarlyBird ends 29th Feb)
Plus Support
Fri 10 July 2020
0 Adv


‘It is with great sadness that the Walled Garden Music Festival team have had to cancel the festival due to the Corona Virus outbreak. The venue, Thoresby Park has been locked down and all work on the site halted leaving not enough time to now complete for this July.’

We have set a new date for the festival to be 9th to 11th July 2021.

Please contact your ticket outlet for all refunds.

www.walledgardenmusicfestival.co.uk/



WILLY TEA TAYLOR (USA) + Support
Plus Support
Tue 8 September 2020
11 Adv


DUE TO COVID. 19 AND THE ONGOING UNCERTAINTY OVER TRAVEL RESTRICTION THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.

At the moment no plans for a tour in 2021 have been made but the intention is that the tour will be rearranged in 2021.

Tickets purchased in advance will be refunded by the ticket agents who have been informed.

www.willyteataylor.com/



ANNA ASH (USA)
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Sun 4 October 2020
11 Adv


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

Singer-songwriter Anna Ash makes songs so eerily nostalgic they feel like classics you loved in a past life. Born and raised in rural Michigan, Ash grew up listening to Pasty Cline and Bonnie Raitt, whose expressive, lovesick voices clawed their way into her being. Ash currently lives in Los Angeles, which in part explains the surreal aftertaste her tunes leave behind, channeling the city’s mix of authenticity and make-believe.

One of the deep pleasures of listening to a well-crafted album is the way it becomes inextricable from a mood or a moment, a habit of mind or a time of day. With her new album L.A. Flame, Anna Ash captures those long late afternoons when the sun is low but the heat hasn’t yet broken, when you wipe the dirt-muddled sweat from the back of your neck with the condensation on the day’s first beer.

Call it country, call it rock’n’roll, call it pulling off the road somewhere between Silver Lake and Bakersfield just to roll a cigarette, kick at the gravel, and brood. The nine songs on her L. A. Flame are sparse and warm, tightly arranged and shrewdly observed. Last year, Ash’s cover of Lucinda Williams’ “Righteously” was featured on an episode of Billions. Though Williams is a useful reference point for Ash’s sound (see also: Sharon Van Etten, Tift Merritt), the songs on ‘ L. A. Flame’ reveal a singular singer and songwriter at work. For her first single in three years “Apologies” taps into some fast-talking OG Sheryl Crow shit and swaps the slow and sultry Midwest musings of her previous ‘Floodlights’ for a sharp-tongued, rock-tinged, turn-on-her-heels moment. Oh, it should be noted that “Apologies” was recorded in one take and caught the attention of Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas, who shared it on Twitter as his song of the day, which is both cool and smooth.

www.annaash.com/



DIANA JONES (USA) + Support
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Thu 12 November 2020
12 Adv


PLEASE NOTE: This show is postponed from the original booking on 28th May 2020. Tickets purchased for that date can be transferred to this new date. Contact your ticket agent if they have not contacted you already.

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

I’ve been lucky enough to write songs and sing them for a long time now, and to make records with a community of amazingly talented producers and musicians. In the spring of 2018 I landed back in NYC after a tour with no new songs. The 2016 USA election had left myself and many of my artist friends unable to respond creatively. Then came news and more news of the deplorable treatment of asylum seekers at the US Mexican border and around the world. I'm known for writing story songs about people from the past who didn't have a voice at the time they lived. In an attempt to make sense of what was happening last summer I began to write the stories I was hearing about people living in the present day -- one voice at a time. My own need to “re-humanize” the people who were being dehumanized by our government and the press resulted in a flood of songs. By September I had twelve new songs and I decided to make a record.

The new album came together as easily as the songs had flowed. Grammy Award winning producer and musician David Mansfield’s film scores and music (Songcatcher, Heaven's Gate, The Apostle, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez etc…) had inspired me for years and I was thrilled to work with him. David produced and played multiple instruments on the tracks. My old friend Richard Thompson, who happened to be nearby the studio, added harmony and played guitar on two of the songs. I had recently met and performed with the wonderful Chapin Sisters who joined me on a song, and the other amazing players - Jason Sypher on bass, Glenn Patscha on piano and Will Holshouser on accordion, added their talents to create Song To A Refugee; a song cycle based on the stories of asylum seekers around the world.

Song To A Refugee speaks to the challenging issues of our current time. I’m excited, grateful and humbled to be able to tell these stories to audiences - stories about people who are simply trying to survive as we all would. Recently I played The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. After the show a man came up to me and said, "Thank you for not being angry about politics and for telling the stories. I needed to hear them." I look forward to travelling with these story songs, to begin and continue the conversation.

www.dianajonesmusic.com/



WARNER E. HODGES BAND (USA) + Support
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Fri 20 November 2020
16 Adv


Due to Covid 19 this show has now been moved to 20th November 2020. Any purchased tickets are still valid. Please note that Drivin 'N' Cryin who were due to open the are no longer playing on this bill.

THIS SHOW IS AT THE OLD COLD STORE. 12 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB www.en-gb.facebook.com/

World-renowned six-string pioneer, Warner E. Hodges, continues to blaze trails with his signature brand of guitar driven rock.

Born in Wurtzburg, Germany, Warner cut his teeth on the music of his father, Edger, a serving U.S. Army officer, and his mom, Blanche, who both fronted a USO country music outfit on base. The Hodges family settled in Nashville TN upon returning to the states and Warner soon found himself playing drums in his parents’ band. The bolt of lightning that compelled him to switch to guitar hit at an AC/DC concert in 1973. By the end of the 70’s, the punk movement had invaded Music City U.S.A. and Hodges’ high octane approach to life and the guitar were a perfect match for the burgeoning DIY scene. These early sparks were about to catch and Warner’s legacy was about to begin. Fast forward to 1981.

“Help Me Warner Go!” Both words of warning and a battle cry, all in one. Signaling the spinning, smoking, spur-wearing Hodges to action in front of rabid fans of Jason & The Scorchers, the mold-breaking, original wild child of rock n roll aggression and country music roots. The WEH sound is the perfect volatile mixture of these juxtaposed musical brothers. Part Jimmy Page, part Don Rich, Warner blends the two like no other player in history, period! With 10 albums to their credit, The Scorchers are still turning on and inspiring a new generation of alt-country fans and artists. (p)Warner E. Hodges is a busy man these days. In 2009, he joined Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, has recorded six studio albums, including 2017’s Rollercoaster, and has relentlessly toured internationally with the former Georgia Satellite. Always searching for new creative roads to explore, Warner formed The Bluefields in 2011, an American rock group from Nashville, where he can stretch his imagination on instruments ranging from Les Paul’s to ukuleles! The band has recorded 3 well-received studio albums, including 2014’s Under High Cotton.

When Hodges hits the road in 2020, it’ll be a while before the dust clears. Warner will be bringing his latest albums Right Back Where I Started and Gunslinger to life for European fans with the Warner E. Hodges Band.

www.warnerehodges.com/



FRAZEY FORD (CANADA) + Support
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Mon 30 November 2020
The Glee Club 17 Adv


Unfortunately due to the Covid 19 situation we have move this show to the new date 30th November 2020. Any tickets purchased for the even will still be valid for this new date.

“It’s hard to think of another singer who suggests Dolly Parton, Ann Peebles and Feist. She phrases intuitively, waiting on a word and then drawing it out, and turns good lyrics to oatmeal, adding strange new colours to vowels, making whole syllables vanish.” - The New York Times

Vancouver artist Frazey Ford is revered for her soulful voice, captivating live show, and immersive lyrical storytelling and is returning with her first new original music in five years with her new album U Kin B the Sun due out Feb 2020.

Frazey first became known to UK audiences within her role as a founding member of the beloved Canadian alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas. The Be Good Tanyas have graced the stages of all the key Folk Festivals in Canada, the UK and many in Europe and as touring artists worked their way up to headlining at The Royal Albert Hall in London in 2006.

In 2010, Frazey Ford launched her solo career with her debut album Obadiah on Nettwerk Records. Obadiah garnered reviews in publications such as The New York Times and The Guardian. In October 2014 Frazey returned with her second Nettwerk released solo album, Indian Ocean - a lush album filled with songs about love, contrition and being bold. Frazey recorded this album in Memphis TN at the famed Royal Studios and as well in Vancouver at Afterlife Studios with producer John Raham taking on the role of co-producer alongside Frazey.

Part of what gives Indian Ocean its gilded edge is the work of Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section, the iconic architects of the famous singer's instrumental Memphis soul sound. Critics deemed Indian Ocean one of the top releases of 2014 calling it an acclaimed country soul gem inviting comparisons to Cat Powers The Greatest. Indian Ocean took Frazey and her band members, dubbed The Quiet Revolution, on repeated headlining tours in the UK, Europe, Australia and throughout the USA and Canada. Indian Ocean made the Polaris Prize long list, was voted #6 out of the top 100 albums of 2014 by The Sunday Times, London, UK and was nominated for a Juno Award. Frazey’s video for her song Done has over 1.5 million views on YouTube and was premiered on NPR’s First Look platform.

Frazey has been receiving rave reviews for her first single and video from this new album for her soulful activism anthem The Kids Are Having None of It.

“….the way Frazey Ford works as a singer and songwriter who can pack a wealth of heartbreak, forbearance and rapture into the smallest intimations, and even into the spaces in between them.” John Mulvey, UNCUT UK

www.frazeyford.com



JOSHUA RAY WALKER (USA) + Support
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Wed 9 December 2020
12 Adv


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

2019 was a true breakout year for Joshua Ray Walker. His debut release, W’ish You Were Here’ was received by an ever-growing chorus of praise from critics and listeners alike. It stayed on the Americana Music Association Top 40 Albums chart for 13 weeks. Walker hit the road with Country and American favourites such as Colter Wall, American Aquarium, Christ Knight, Old 97’s, Shooter Jennings and many more.

Raised on the music of the Smokey Mountains, Joshua Ray Walker took a precarious path back to traditional country music. One forged by musical exploration and life experiences that most his age have not yet endured. He has played his songs on stages all across Texas and beyond, enthralling listeners with his brand of melodic, character-driven writing which puts a new spin on traditional story-telling country. Joshua is a hard working musician who started out at the tender age of 13. Playing over 200 nights a year. Dallas’ classic country torchbearer shares pieces of himself, with an effortless sincerity that has brought his audience to both tears and laughter – often at the same time. ‘Wish You Were Here’ instantly earmarks him as one of Texas’ most gifted lyricists and musicians, and a major force in the songwriting community moving forward.

www.joshuaraywalker.com/



CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS (USA) + Support
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Wed 20 January 2021
20 Adv


PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED FROM 25th MAY 2020 TO 20th JAN 2021 AS A RESULT OF COVID-19. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED ARE STILL VALID.

THIS SHOW IS AT THE HARE & HOUNDS, 106 High St, Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7JZ Tel: 0121 444 2081 www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk

Chuck Prophet - singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer extraordinaire returns with his band The Mission Express for the first time in over three years. Chuck is currently getting ready to release his 14th studio album this Spring on Yeproc Records. Chuck started his wild ride as a kid back in 1984 when Green on Red plucked him out of Berkeley, CA and threw him in the van for an eight year ride and the recording of as many albums. Green on Red were seminal purveyors of American Roots-Rock and broke up in 1992 just before an entire movement followed in their wake, call it alt-country or Americana, they alongside the Long Ryders were the first. Since then Chuck has recorded thirteen amazing solo albums and toured and recorded with Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Cake and Jonathan Richman. In addition to that Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Solomon Burke, Alejandro Escovedo and Heart have recorded his songs, along with a host of others. Expect to hear some of the best guitar work you have ever heard in the tradition of such players as Keith Richards while Prophet vocal styles have been compared to Dylan and Tom Petty. Chuck’s never been one to rest on his laurels and ride it out and his last five records have been his best yet. Chuck’s live shows are second to none and has sold out gigs across the UK.

www.chuckprophet.com



CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS (USA)+ Support
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Fri 22 January 2021
20 Adv


PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED FROM 12th JUNE 2020 TO 22nd JAN 2021 AS A RESULT OF COVID-19. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED ARE STILL VALID.

THIS SHOW IS AT: THE METRONOME, Marco Island, Huntingdon St, Nottingham NG1 1AP www.metronome.uk.com/

Chuck Prophet - singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer extraordinaire returns with his band The Mission Express for the first time in over three years. Chuck is currently getting ready to release his 14th studio album this Spring on Yeproc Records. Chuck started his wild ride as a kid back in 1984 when Green on Red plucked him out of Berkeley, CA and threw him in the van for an eight year ride and the recording of as many albums. Green on Red were seminal purveyors of American Roots-Rock and broke up in 1992 just before an entire movement followed in their wake, call it alt-country or Americana, they alongside the Long Ryders were the first. Since then Chuck has recorded thirteen amazing solo albums and toured and recorded with Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Cake and Jonathan Richman. In addition to that Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Solomon Burke, Alejandro Escovedo and Heart have recorded his songs, along with a host of others. Expect to hear some of the best guitar work you have ever heard in the tradition of such players as Keith Richards while Prophet vocal styles have been compared to Dylan and Tom Petty. Chuck’s never been one to rest on his laurels and ride it out and his last five records have been his best yet. Chuck’s live shows are second to none and has sold out gigs across the UK.

www.chuckprophet.com/



THE DELINES (USA) + JERRY JOSEPH (USA)
Plus Support Jerry Joseph
Thu 25 February 2021
20 Adv


THE METRONOME, Marco Island, Huntingdon St, Nottingham NG1 1AP www.metronome.uk.com/

Country-soul outfit, The Delines, return to Nottingham as part of a European tour this coming February with Jerry Joseph support. The Delines sold out their last Nottingham show and will be returning with new material for this special date with the full line up. The band hails from Portland, Oregon where they have working on new material over the past months before the lockdown which is set to be finished shortly. Look for to new songs and older classics from their previous albums.

JERRY JOSEPH (USA) will be supporting and has just recorded his new album with the Drive-By Truckers featuring Jason Isbell which will be out this August 21st on decor.

www.thedelines.com
www.jerryjoseph.com/



COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS (USA) + Support
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Sun 14 March 2021
18.5 Adv


PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO 14th MARCH 2021 AS A RESULT OF COVID-19. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED ARE STILL VALID.

THE METRONOME, Marco Island, Huntingdon St, Nottingham NG1 1AP www.metronome.uk.com/

Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers A Note on Old Flowers

You can’t water old flowers. Yes, you fall in love, you make mistakes, and so do they. You run through blackberry fields in the summer of your youth, dream in passenger seats gazing past towns and fields, imagining a future life where everything works out. I fell head over heels in love at nineteen. The kind of love where you call up your best friend and say, “I think I’ve found my soulmate.” The pull towards that first true love is strong. It consumes you, makes you question your own dreams.

On New Year’s Day, 2018, a great horned owl dropped dead at my exes’ feet in my mother’s yard. It felt like a daunting omen, ushering on change for the both of us. We were distraught. We couldn’t afford the taxidermy, so we placed it in a big blue plastic garbage bin. Now it felt so cheap, that mystic creature in a plastic coffin. That’s how love feels sometimes – like we don’t serve it the ending it deserves.

The omen was true. That year, I started to see the woman I could be, the woman I wasn’t yet. Anytime I felt like myself, I was alone and wandering, and I knew that was a sign that it was time for change. New Year’s Day 2019, I said goodbye to my first true love and moved across the country. Losing someone you spend every day for nearly a decade with is intense. We talked in our dreams. I knew where he was, even before I entered a place. He’d always be there if I had a feeling. Humans are connected in unexplainable ways.

I was writing a lot after we broke up as a healing technique, preserving each memory like an emotional archaeologist. Late one night, I woke up from a dream where I was searching for him, my ex, at a carnival. It was so vivid. I woke myself up to write a song on my piano. The next morning, he reached out to me for the first time in months. We went out, had a drink, caught up, and he told me that the hardest part about our separation was a reoccurring nightmare where he searched for me at a carnival. In that moment, I knew, humans have ways of connecting beyond words and touch. I truly believe that. We had the same dream, without seeing each other for months.

Even with all the mystic symbolism that year presented, this is an age-old story I can’t make up. We fall in love, we grow up, we change, and they don’t change with us. ‘Old Flowers’ is about heartbreak. There are a million records and songs about that, but I did not lie when writing these songs. This album is about loving and caring for the person you know you can’t be with. It’s about being afraid to be vulnerable after you’ve been hurt. It’s about a woman who is alone, but okay with that, if it means truth.

This was my truth this year – my nine year relationship ended, and I’m a woman alone in the world, but happy to know herself.

These songs came to me alone, late nights in Bisbee, Lisbon, Nashville, and London. Sometimes I’d just cry and sing, and a song would come out. I drank too much wine while writing this record, lit too many candles. You could say this was my attempt to summon the muse, but that’s bullshit, because she was just standing there naked looking me in the eyes. So I told her the truth.

This is my story of the most heartbreaking, but soul-revealing, year of my life. I drove myself mad. I drove to the smoky mountains just to drive back. I danced with a Portuguese boxer and cried on his shoulder in a Fado cafe. I did everything an artist is “supposed to do.” But at the end of the day, beyond all the romance, these songs are my truth. I think they might be yours too.

www.courtneymarieandrews.com/