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On Friday June 16th, WagonWheel Presents… again plays host to the favourite son of Wanamaker, Indiana, USA, Otis Gibbs, when he returns to The Greystones. Otis will be touring Europe in support of latest album Mount Renraw. Support comes from Boss Caine. Advance tickets priced at £10 available from the venue (12-6pm) and at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/392395. Entry on the night will be £12. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***OTIS GIBBS***

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. His latest album is 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.”

Otis also hosts a podcast called Thanks For Giving Damn which features your favourite musicians, journalists and historians sharing memories, backstage stories and history lessons. His podcast quickly became a cult favourite 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.

“With a low tolerance for bullshit and a guiding principle of maintaining his artistic integrity no matter what, 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

It’s been playing round these parts for weeks now, and we’ve yet to tire of a single word or note. It really is an exceptional set of songs.” Penny Black Music.co.uk

Gibbs is a Midwesterner with a long beard, a trucker’s hat and and a bag of sharply observed country-rock songs, some far enough to the left side of the political fence to make him a spiritual descendent of Woody Guthrie and brother of Steve Earle.” The Boston Herald

With a proper growl, a lefty sensibility and a well picked acoustic guitar, Otis Gibbs is the Steve Earle of his generation, albeit without the drug history or the divorces.” Americana-uk.com

http://www.otisgibbs.com

 

***BOSS CAINE***

Boss Caine are a folk/Americana collective from York, England. A tight knit, but evolving, line-up of local musicians centred around the songs of front man and ‘Yorkshire Cowboy’ – Daniel Lucas (aka GT Turbo), a man described as ‘having a voice that makes Louis Armstrong sound kinda girly’.

Boss Caine released their debut album: ‘The Ship That Sailed’, on independent label Little Num Num Music, in 2010. The record contains a selection of tunes written by Lucas over the last few years; a time that saw him leave his home town for London, before returning to York and putting together the line-up of local musicians that would become Boss Caine. Years of hard living, hard drinking and love turned sour inform an album that at times visits some quite dark places, but is ultimately carried along by a healthy dose of Northern positivity and stoicism.

The album was recorded in the North Yorkshire countryside at ‘The Factory of Unprofessional Sound’ and sees Boss Caine’s core team of Lucas, Andy Gaines and Sam Forrest joined by many of the musicians who have played in the band over the last few years. The follow up The Rhythm And The Rhyme is out now.

Stunning UK talent!!…Really Something!!” – Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

…Tom Waits singing Ryan Adams if they had both had the good fortune to grow up in Yorkshire….” – The Fly

Boss Caine are the real deal. They will rip your heart out and toss it back to you many songs later doused in whiskey, soul and more emotions than you know how to handle!” – Northern Music

An exceptional debut” – Backroadsmusic.co.uk

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On Saturday June 3rd, WagonWheel Presents… a fine triple bill at The Greystones. We’ve got cowboy tinged rock ‘n’ roll from The Clench, power pop spiked alt-country from Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers, and blues from The Black Thunder Revue front man Andy P. Davison. Advance tickets priced at £5 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/381431 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £6. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***THE CLENCH***

The Clench deliver whiskey-fuelled, bluesy country outlaw rock, to put it in a not very small nutshell. Debut EP ‘Pain Don’t Hurt’ was followed by the acclaimed album ‘Walking In The Devils Tracks’, and after several years of waiting, earlier in 2017 the band have finally released the follow up LP simply titled The Clench. They aim to make ‘music to ride horses by’ and their sound conjures up images of Western desert landscapes and cowboys.

A brave and uncompromising smirk at cowboy rock – 8/10Toast Magazine

A band out of time with no place in polite society – 9/10″ Exposed Magazine

Doesn’t so much buck the trend as fit it with spurs and place JR Ewing’s hat on its head.Sheffield Star

A truly stunning swoon that’d make any red-blooded listener want to canter off into the distance. It’s sexy, sultry and visually evocative. The band’s Western-drenched material is intoxicatingly evocative.” Sheffield Telegraph

Tight as Wrangler jeans with sounds as big as Tennessee, these boys are ones to watch.” The Culture Vulture

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

Go West, young man, the cry went up of ages past. And they did. Except for one guy, who went East. And that’s Bob Collum, who in trading the prairies for the less fetching plains of Britain’s surly southeast has brought to these shores a taste of the music that both he and his native Tulsa, Oklahoma, call home.

In Tulsa, though, nothing is done small, so on top of his power-pop influenced take on country music Bob has loaded, in a style akin to that of a pioneer with more cargo than wagon, about every last influence likely to be tried by a feller with a taste for audio adventure.

At the end of the 20th century millions of migrants swarmed America, looking for a better life, freedom, land, that kind of thing. Fast forward a hundred years and some change and one pilgrim name of Collum reversed the trend, arriving on Airstrip One just as the Millennium Bug bites and a troubled but excited world awaited a new hundred and got plenty: a reinvigorated B.C. bent on building upon the fantastic foundation of his first two albums and the formation of a new band.

In 2015 Bob & Co. released the latest CD, Little Rock following a series of cult hits that began with ‘97’s More Tragic Songs Of Life. A new record is due this year.

like Elvis Costello, Collum is able to frame scenes and tell stories with vivid and compelling effect” 9/10 Americana UK

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

Collum is a lyricist of note, and can turn his hand to heartbreak, pain, love and loss with equal facility, all the time while displaying his penchant for the slightly skewed view of things.Maverick Magazine

http://www.bobcollum.com

 

***ANDY P. DAVISON***

When he’s not playing shows as part of The Black Thunder Revue, Andy flies solo with his trusty resonator guitar. The sound is rooted in Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll, but draws on many styles.

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On Wednesday May 24th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Whitney Rose and her band to The Greystones. Whitney Rose is a Canadian singer and songwriter who describes her sound as “vintage-pop-infused neo-traditional country.” She grew up on Prince Edward Island and was exposed to country music from a very young age: as a child she spent most of her time at her grandparents’ bar, where the jukebox constantly played hits by Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, and Dolly Parton. Having now relocated to Austin, Texas, Whitney is touring Europe in support of her brand new record South Texas Suite. Support comes from A Prayer Away. Advance tickets priced at £10 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/384848 and the venue (12-6pm). Entry on the night will be £12. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***WHITNEY ROSE***

The past two years have been massive for Whitney Rose, who is rapidly becoming an international sensation. The vintage country pop specialist’s sophomore offering, Heartbreaker of the Year, converted critics’ double takes into palpable buzz with its beguiling blend of then and now.

Her 2015 release Heartbreaker of the Year was produced by The Mavericks’ Raul Malo, who also performs on multiple tracks. Rose’s vocals convey both vulnerability and sharpness – a contrast that permeates her music as a whole – to enthralling results. The album’s success has impelled those in the know to include Rose’s name in any conversation about the future faces of Americana and Country music.

“Whitney Rose has been lighting up the touring venues ever since her breakout album, Heartbreaker of the Year, and standout performance at last year’s AMA. She’s been praised everywhere from ND to The New York Times. And like any serious heartbreaker, she’s got a killer band” – No Depression

Before moving to Austin, Whitney Rose had never danced the two-step. Now, the country-pop singer’s infatuation with Texas’ rich musical culture, from stage to studio to dance floor, informs an enthralling new project, a love letter to the Lone Star State. Her new EP, South Texas Suite, is a touch nostalgic, deeply romantic and defiantly personal — it’s Texas, through Whitney Rose’s eyes and ears.

South Texas Suite is a meticulous study of sound and place, but also a product of unexpected circumstance. Last October, shortly after the release of her album Heartbreaker of the Year, Rose packed up her boot collection and headed south to play a two-month residency at Austin’s famed Americana bastion, the Continental Club. But that November-December engagement went so well, she wound up staying. Since then, she’s toured extensively throughout North America, made her European debut and signed with Thirty Tigers-distributed Six Shooter Records.

South Texas Suite was released on January 27th 2017 and is being supported by a month long North American tour, and following that, over two months of performances in Europe, Scandinavia and the UK.

“A sultry country classicist with a tremble in her voice, Whitney Rose is partial to the magisterial gestures of the 1950s and 1960s.” – New York Times

Playfully croons through tales of love and mischief with girlish breath and devilish twang.” – Rolling Stone

Rose nailed this concoction of joining the purer sides of pop and country. The most exciting part is seeing where she goes next.” – American Songwriter

Whitney Rose’s voice sounds like it’s comin’ on out of a time machine in RCA’s Studio B in Nashville circa 1960. Her songwriting blends vintage R&B and retro country.” — Magnet

Sultry, dynamic, spicy in the way it slides between styles yet continues forward cohesively, Heartbreaker of the Year is quite the exhibition of Whitney’s talents.” – Saving Country Music

Stark and sultry, here Rose hits heartache right between the eyes. With a croon that wraps dances perfectly between plaintive guitar riffs, Rose skillfully delivers classic country magic.” — Guitar World

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On Wednesday May 10th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Rachel Ries back to The Greystones. Returning to the UK with a brand new EP and a brand new name, Rachel will once again be joined by Sarah Smout on cello. New beginnings see Rachel now performing under the name Her Crooked Heart, with To Gentlemen being the debut EP release. Support comes from Huw Costin of Torn Sail. Advance tickets priced at £8 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/392040 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £10. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***HER CROOKED HEART (RACHEL RIES W/SARAH SMOUT)***

HER CROOKED HEART is the new name; the new music of Rachel Ries – multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, hired gun, singer. Her Crooked Heart’s first release, To Gentlemen (CD & 7” vinyl EP), hits the ground spinning May 5, complete with Rachel’s own limited edition artwork and featuring members of Bon Iver & Field Report. 

Along with numerous and diverse collaborators through the years, Rachel has proven herself ever-curious to expand her sound, her scope, and sail on past the confines of ‘singer-songwriter.’ After all, sometimes what the heart wants is a syncopated horn line and a string section; a choir of angels and a bass synth, leaving devastation in their wake.

But one thing has remained true since RR’s first homespun release: her sly and compassionate voice, excavating the depths of an all-too-human heart, armed with levity and a pen. It’s the messy humanity that’s of interest here. The trying and failing; the loving and losing and loving again. The choosing to be brave even when you’re shaking in your tattered boots. So please, make welcome: Her Crooked Heart. She’s been here all along.

http://www.hercrookedheart.com

 

***HUW COSTIN***

Inspired by Buckley, Cash, Drake, Cope and Kilmister, Costin writes songs for the mystified and heartbroken.

Huw Costin is a British singer-songwriter known for his emotional vocal style, melancholic lyrics, and a penchant for writing nifty pop songs when the mood takes him. He’s worked with both Brian Eno and Mark Lanegan, but mostly, his musical journey has been a ramble around the more obscure reaches of the indie world.  Known for his output with leftfield disco artists Smith & Mudd as well as rock bands Manatee, The Kull, and Earth The Californian Love Dream, Costin is currently recording and performing with his band Torn Sail, as well as promoting his second solo album.

As influenced by the folk, country, and rock of the 60’s and 70’s as the Nottingham ambient scene of the early nineties, Costin has been compared to the likes of Big Star, Ian Brown, Elbow, and Jeff Buckley.

His debut solo album – Regrets – found it’s way into the NME Yearbook as a top 10 album despite being unfinished and unreleased. Follow up Something/Nothing is attracted equally high praise.

It’s like the third Big Star album mixed with the Stone Roses… It’ll make you cry.”   NME

an emotive recollection of a love gone wrong”   UNCUT

“Huw Costin makes classic records with an attention to detail not often heard anymore – achingly beautiful, direct and gentle poetry” Mark Lanegan

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On Sunday April 30th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes US singer/songwriter John Statz back to The Greystones when he returns to the UK with his brand new record The Fire Sermon, the follow up to 2015’s Tulsa. Support comes from The Fargo Railroad Co. who open the show with an acoustic set. Advance tickets priced at £7 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/382438 and the venue (12-6pm), or entry on the night will be £9. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***JOHN STATZ***

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New album The Fire Sermon sees John Statz present ten brand new songs about burning into, through, and out of love. John takes up the story…

I have been writing love songs lately, specifically about the kinds of romantic love that burn. Namely, all of them. When we first enter a new relationship we are filled with burning desire. Sometimes we later take those same relationships for granted and seemingly burn right through them. At the end we might find ourselves literally burning old love notes, or simply bridges, which turns out to be an excellent time to listen to that fire in our bellies. Hit the road, see something new, spend time on ourselves before striking a new match.

This album and these songs are partially my story, partially your story, partially his story, and partially her story. THE FIRE SERMON presents ten brand new songs, each of them about relationships in different places, while also suggesting a larger album-long narrative for the listener to discover.

This past summer while backpacking in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming I spent several afternoon thunderstorms huddled in the tent, trying to make some sense of the lengthy and heavily-annotated poem, The Wasteland, by T.S. Eliot. (I’d needed a really light book for the sake of the weight on my back, but light reading it was not.) I was particularly taken with the third section of the poem, entitled “The Fire Sermon”, with endnotes informing me that the name was taken from “a sermon by the Buddha denouncing the fires of passion, hatred, and infatuation with which the senses burn.” At the very end of the section Eliot simply repeats, “Burning burning burning burning.”

Previous offering Tulsa is a beautiful blend of soft Americana and smooth folk with echoes of The Jayhawks and Whiskeytown. After years of DIY touring everywhere from Eastern Europe to Mexico, the Wisconsinite who now resides in Colorado fell in with fellow Midwesterner Jeffrey Foucault, a critically acclaimed songwriter and veteran of the Americana circuit. A fan of Statz’s 2012 album Old Fashioned, produced by Bo Ramsey, Foucault offered to produce his next record while the two were on tour together in Colorado.

John Statz can stand beside the best and above the rest with his songwriting alone.No Depression

John writes the kind of songs that float through your mind, seeking purpose and stay nestled in your thoughts long after listening.” American Songwriter

“John Statz writes songs you can’t shake. They follow you around all day and run through your head at 3 a.m.” Jeffrey Foucault

http://johnstatz.com

 

***THE FARGO RAILROAD CO.***

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The Fargo Railroad Co. have gone from strength to strength since forming in 2013 and have steadily built a reputation as one of Sheffield’s hottest live acts. Drawing on a vast range of musical influences, from old school thrash metal to easy listening, jazz to blues, rock & funk to folk, country and bluegrass, they found common ground in the broad and deep ocean of Southern Rock. 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. Tonight they perform an acoustic set.

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On Friday April 7th, WagonWheel Presents… brings you Another Evening With Richard Kitson at The Greystones. Following the success of his In Your Own Time album launch with us last year, The Yorkshire Bluesman will again be performing an extended set of his own material and some classic blues/folk standards along with the help of a guest or two. Joining us to complete a fine night of entertainment will be Joe Solo and Georgina Gilmartin. Advance tickets priced at £4 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/381422 and the venue (12-6pm). Entry on the night will be £5. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***RICHARD KITSON***

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In 2014 Folk Radio UK described Richard Kitson as ‘one of the best guitar pickers of his generation’. Kitson has earned this reputation over a decade of honing his skills both as a solo acoustic performer and occasional band leader. Kitson’s love of the blues began when he heard the song ‘Bye Bye Bird’ by Sonny Boy Williamson II not long after he started teaching himself to play the harmonica at the age of eleven. A desire to learn the guitar soon followed. After pestering his parents for an acoustic guitar they relented and by the age of fourteen he was teaching himself to play under the influence of Bob Dylan, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Rory Gallagher and Mississippi John Hurt. These musicians (among many others) helped Kitson develop his fingerstyle and slide guitar playing alongside his original song writing.

From 2001 Kitson began honing his performing skills in Sheffield folk clubs and other venues in and around South Yorkshire, often supporting established touring artists such as Wilko Johnson, Otis Gibbs, Peggy Seeger and John Tamms. In a typical set Kitson can be found playing classic country and delta blues covers by the likes of his aforementioned influences alongside his self-penned folk/blues style songs. A skilled raconteur, Kitson often embellishes his sets with humorous links and background stories to his songs.

Richard Kitson has quietly emerged as one of the best guitar pickers of his generation; one who marries blues and folk styles into a fresh new sound.” Folk Radio UK

When I grow up I want to play guitar like Richard Kitson.” Otis Gibbs

http://www.richardkitson.co.uk

 

***JOE SOLO***

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Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough. His musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play seven countries either as lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe or hammering out his unique brand of Folk, Punk and Blues in his own right.

On top of releasing fourteen albums since 2004, Solo has written books and had them written about him; runs a research project on the Hull Pals Battalions in the First World War; has worked with underprivileged children to help them write their lives in song; run a weekly radio show; and still found time to open for the likes of Chris Wood, David Rovics, Attila the Stockbroker, Otis Gibbs, Robb Johnson, Edgar Broughton, TV Smith, Paul Simmonds, Emily Portman, Pete Wylie, The Blockheads and Billy Bragg; whilst his songs have been played by John Peel on Radio One, Mike Harding on Radio Two and Tom Robinson on  BBC6Music.

In May 2015 Joe helped create WE SHALL OVERCOME, a campaign pushing for a positive response from the music community to the poverty and hardship inflicted on ordinary people by the government’s austerity program. Since October 2015 the movement has put on 550 gigs in 135 towns and cities across 8 countries on 3 continents raising an estimated £225,000 in cash, food, clothing and bedding for those hardest hit. WSO scooped the People’s Choice gong at the annual Yorkshire Grassroots Music Awards on 16th October 2015, and on the back of his efforts The Morning Star named Solo ‘Human Being of the Year’.

2016 saw Joe and The Hurriers front-man Tony Wright collaborate on ‘May Day Festival of Solidarity‘. The event, which brought together voices from music, poetry and politics to celebrate International Worker’s Day, took place in Barnsley on  May 1st and a packed house saw stunning performances from artists as varied as Grace Petrie, Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers, Attila the Stockbroker, Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Norheim and The Wakes. 2017’s event is in planning.

In October 2016 he was awarded the ‘Outstanding Songwriting’ prize at Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Music Awards for his work on the album ‘Never Be Defeated’ telling the stories of the men and women of Hatfield during the 1984-85 Miner’s Strike.

Live, Solo has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being both thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.

The perfect protest singer.” – R2 Magazine

I was struck by the passion of his delivery combined with his sense of fun – a true entertainer in the very best sense of the word.”- FATEA

I heard this noise coming off the stage, I went WOW, whoever that is I’ve got to go and check him out and there was just this one man on the stage blowing up a storm with an acoustic guitar!” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

http://joesolomusic.com

 

***GEORGINA GILMARTIN***

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Georgina Gilmartin is an alternative folk singer/songwriter, who since making her debut at an open mic in 2011 has become a stalwart of the Barnsley music scene. Observations on life, people, and other assorted objects, have produced several EPs worth a material that are set for the studio. Georgina & Richard have also collaborated on the duo project Recharging Radios, from which we may hear a song or two tonight.

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On Saturday March 25th, WagonWheel Presents… heads to The Greystones for the first time in 2017 when we’re joined by Vera Van Heeringen. A gifted multi instrumentalist who combines soulful contemporary Americana-roots flavoured songwriting with tasty playing, Vera currently tours accompanied by Dave Luke and Andy Seward as the Vera Van Heeringen Trio.

Support comes from Adam Myers & Emma Johnstone who open the show. Advance tickets priced at £8 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/381419 and the venue (12-6pm), or entry on the night will be £10. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***VERA VAN HEERINGEN***

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Vera van Heeringen’s debut album, Standing Tall, was released in 2012 and marked a change of direction after nearly five years of touring as part of the brilliantly comedic New Rope String Band. With influences firmly rooted across the Atlantic, Vera writes soulful songs and tunes with lyrics and delivery speaking straight to – and from – the heart. A highly skilled instrumentalist, she has long been recognised for her graceful yet gutsy guitar playing.  In 2015 Vera released her second album, Proper Brew, which features a list of musicians who share her musical aesthetic, including Tim O’Brien, Dirk Powell, Rayna Gellert and Kris Drever. This record has received rave reviews and lots of radio play. It’s unusual to find someone who’s as good a songwriter as an instrumentalist, who brings the guitar to life in way that is entirely her own. She’s subsequently been compared to people like John Martyn and Richard Thompson.

Vera’s live performances are always intimate, full of feel, groove and diversity. She has an open, charming onstage presence that belies her outstanding flat-picking, and the ability to tug at your dancing shoes with a well-chosen rollicking fiddle tune or reduce you to tears with a poignant lyric, making for a great gig that will linger long in the memory.

Currently Vera tours with a solid acoustic trio compromising harmony king Dave Luke on guitar, vocals and mandolin. Dave has been the backbone of many hard working country bands and toured extensively with Nashville singer songwriter Gail Davies, playing the likes of the Grand Ole Opry. On double bass she’s got record producer extraordinaire Andy Seward. Andy was part of folk superstar Kate Rusby’s band as well as working with Eddi Reader, Richard Thompson and Andy Cutting. He currently plays with Martin Simpson and Brooks Williams.

This lady oozes classfRoots

She can play the acoustic guitar better than mostNoDepression

She can play anything with strings, write fine songs and sing them too. Go see her play liveTim O’Brien

http://www.veravanheeringen.com

 

***ADAM MYERS & EMMA JOHNSTONE***

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Adam Myers is a Singer Songwriter from the North of England. Adam has worked with numerous bands over the years and has built up quite a catalogue of songs. His most recent partnership with Rory Garforth (as Garforth & Myers) resulted in a beautifully crafted album with a sound reminiscent of 60’s psychedelic folk and carefully crafted multi part harmonies. Following the band’s break up, after initially playing solo for several months, Adam has more recently joined forces with his former Garforth & Myers band mate Emma Johnstone (vocals & melodica)  and the pair are currently performing as a duo.

Acoustic music like this and of this standard will always straddle the border between folk, pop, jazz etc and may even be popped into a new category altogether, whether it likes it or not. Cross pollination is always good though, especially if it draws audiences in from several directions. These particular ears are keen to hear more.Northern Sky (on Garforth & Myers)

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