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On Saturday August 25th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Sheffield’s own The Fargo Railroad Co. back to The Greystones for what promises to be another electric headline show. Joining them will be The Swells, a brand new band from Manchester featuring former members of Walton Hesse, and Leeds singer/songwriter Benjamin William Pike. Advance tickets priced at £6 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/438413 and the venue (12-6pm), or entry on the night will be £8. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***THE FARGO RAILROAD CO.***

The Fargo Railroad Co. are a southern rock / Americana inspired 4 piece band from Sheffield, UK. Established in 2013 they have already gathered a loyal fan base and continue to add to their numbers playing shows throughout the UK. What is clear is that these boys enjoy being on stage and love playing the music they are producing.

They share a distinct and united love of music with a breadth of appreciation that is truly eclectic – all of this has come together to form their current sound, which has settled in the broad and deep ocean of Southern Rock. Looking at the mighty works of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, ’38 Special etc, doffing a cap to the sweet 70’s sound of Cash, Young, Dylan whilst bringing in more contemporary vibes of Blackberry Smoke and Jason Isbell.

They released their debut album, live recording Sharing The Load, in early 2015 and had a busy summer of festival appearances. They rounded off 2015 with a sold out second birthday show and a live acoustic EP, before the end of 2016 saw them release their first full length studio album This One’s For You in front of another sell out crowd. 2017 saw them play both Maverick and SummerTyne festivals as well as a host of other dates around the country.

http://www.facebook.com/FargoRailroadCompany

 

***THE SWELLS***

The Swells are a brand new Manchester band featuring former Walton Hesse frontman Matt Grayson. After the demise of his former outfit and a handful of solo shows, The Swells were born and bring a familiar Americana/psychedelic rock sound. The debut album is currently in the works.

http://www.facebook.com/swellsuk

 

***BENJAMIN WILLIAM PIKE***

Benjamin William Pike is a critically acclaimed acoustic roots musician from Leeds, West Yorkshire. A virtuoso guitarist, adept at playing steel string, lap slide and pedal steel, Benjamin explores folk, alt. country, blues and beyond. His debut album – ‘Being & Nothingness’ was highly praised for it’s originality and unique musicianship and became one of Folk Radio’s albums of the year in 2013.

Benjamin has played across the UK, Europe, the U.S. and Canada and has been invited to open for such luminaries as The Felice Brothers, C.W.Stoneking, Nell Bryden, Martha Tilston, The Low Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kelly Joe Phelps and ‘Cactus’ Jim Soldi (Johnny Cash’s guitarist).

The 2017 album – ‘A Burdensome Year’ has been picked again for album of the month by Folk Radio and has been featured in The Independent by legendary rock critic Andy Gill as well as receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from national folk and roots publications including Songlines Magazine, R2 magazine and fRoots magazine.

On the strength of ‘A Burdensome Year’ Benjamin was also asked to perform live sessions for BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London & BBC Radio Leeds.

http://www.bwpike.com

 

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On Saturday September 1st, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes The BearCats, Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers and Ryan Farmer to The Greystones for what promises to be a special triple bill. Advance tickets priced at £5 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/433727 and the venue (12-6pm), or entry on the night will be £6. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***THE BEARCATS***

The BearCats are a four piece female fronted rockabilly / rock’n’roll / blues band from Sheffield. They play rock’n’roll roll like it should be played, gutsy & raw with tons of attitude.

http://www.facebook.com/bearcatsmusic

 

***BOB COLLUM & THE WELFARE MOTHERS***

Go West young man! And so they did. Except for one guy, Bob Collum. He went East. Trading his home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma for the marshy plains of the Thames Estuary in Essex, bringing with him a country tinged power-pop with a healthy sense of irony.

Bob’s songs deliver a wry glimpse of life, love, death and …. Home decorating. All this is backed by the sensational Welfare Mothers. Although only one is a mother and none are on welfare at the moment, they remain the tightest band this side of the Thames Delta.

A turn of phrase to rank with Nick Lowe’s, and an instinct for hook and melody mean you’re thinking of the Byrd’s with a country edge to boot.Bucketfull Of Brains

http://www.bobcollum.com

 

***RYAN FARMER***

Ryan Farmer is an Americana singer songwriter hailing from Nottingham. Taking influence from the blues of the Mississippi Delta, the traditional folk of the Appalachian Mountains and the honky tonk from a Texas bar room, prepare for songs to make you dance, drink, cry and praise the lord in the space of a few minutes.

http://www.ryanfarmermusic.com

 

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On Thursday September 20th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes M.G. Boulter back to The Greystones, showcasing songs with his trio from the brand new Blood Moon EP (Hudson Records). Opening the show will be Buffalo Ghost. Advance tickets priced at £6 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/443300 and the venue (12-6pm), or entry on the night will be £8. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***M.G. BOULTER***

M.G. Boulter is a songwriter and musician who currently lives on the Thames coast in England. He has released a number of records including his latest full length album With Wolves the Lamb will Lie in 2016 (named by the Daily Telegraph as one of the best Folk albums of that year). He has also worked alongside many other artists and has been involved in The Simone Felice Group, Emily Portman’s Coracle Band, The Duke and the King and Blue Rose Code, as well as his long time partners, The Lucky Strikes.

In the late summer of 2017 M.G. and Birmingham string quartet The Froe met at the unique Fishermen’s Chapel by the Thames Estuary in Essex to record a selection of songs that were to become the ‘Blood Moon’ EP.

The main chapel was cleared to make way for microphones and mixing desks and the songs were gradually brought to life amongst the clacking of trains from the London-Southend railway line and the hubbub of the chapel’s community gatherings (all of which are captured on the recordings if you listen close enough).

Opening with the title track, ‘Blood Moon’, the EP is another example of Boulter’s character driven song writing style, vignettes of seemingly unexceptional lives heavy with universal messages. Here you find the helpless Marie “smoking and leaning against a vending machine” and the slurry taxi conversation of ‘The Lie’, “You were right, the party sucked from the conversation down to the punch”. The Froe’s singular arrangements add a counterpoint to Boulter’s missives.

Produced by Andy Bell and released on Hudson Records this EP represents the continuation of a musical collaboration that started during the making of M G Boulter’s 2016 album With Wolves the Lamb Will Lie.

Gorgeous, in a wordUncut

http://www.mgboulter.co.uk

 

***BUFFALO GHOST***

Singer/songwriter Joe Armitage made a solo return this June after more than seven years since his last show. Joe has recently been working on new material under the name of Buffalo Ghost, a project that made it’s full band debut at our recent Sunday Social, bringing to life the recordings currently under production with various musical collaborators.

http://www.facebook.com/buffaloghost

 

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