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is we enjoyed a fabulous evening at The Greystones last night in the company of Neil McSweeney and Stoney. Big thanks to both of them (one of whom may have to learn to run a little faster), and everybody that filled the room and joined us.

WagonWheel Presents… will be back in The Backroom on Wednesday July 10th for the visit of Seattle’s Massy Ferguson when they tour the UK in the support of brand new album Great Divides. Not only that but after two years away, Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians return to open the show. It’ll be all the bar room rock ‘n’ roll you can cram in to one night, full details can be found here, be sure to grab you ticket.

 

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when we promised last night would be something special, and our latest In The Round show proved it once again. Big thanks to Jody Davies, Daniel Kemish, E.R. Thorpe, B.W. Pike and everybody that made the effort to be there with us at Shakespeares.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to action this coming Thursday June 27th when we’re joined at The Greystones by Neil McSweeney plus Stoney. Full details for this one can be found here.

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you suffer the consequences, but Curtis Eller valiantly battled through “the lurgy” to deliver another sparking show with The American Circus last night. Big thanks to Curtis & co., Paul McClure for a fine opening set, and everybody that joined us to fill The Greystones.

We’ll be in The Backroom again on Thursday June 27th for an evening with Neil McSweeney, you can find full details here. But before then we return to Shakespeares for our next show on Friday June 21st. WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Jody Davies, Daniel Kemish, E.R. Thorpe and B.W. Pike for an “in the round” songwriter show. These shows are always special and this one promises to be no different, you can read the full preview here. If you’ve been to one of these shows before, you know how good they. If not, why not come along and find out?

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old friends, and a little bit of magic in the air made for one of those shows that truly was a special one at The Greystones last night. But we don’t need to tell those of you who were there that right? Massive thanks to Josh Harty, The Fargo Railroad Co., special guest Mark Lyall and everyone who joined us, it wasn’t one anybody will forget in a hurry.

WagonWheel Presents… will be back in action on Friday June 7th when Curtis Eller’s American Circus comes to town. Paul McClure opens the show, full details of which you can find here. Be sure to secure your place under the Big Top.

 

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turned out well in the end, especially for those that made it to The Greystones for a fine evening with Good Lovelies and Fortunate Ones. Thanks to them and you if you were there.

WagonWheel Presents… will be back there on Tuesday April 16th for the return of North Dakota songsmith Josh Harty plus an acoustic set from The Fargo Railroad Co., full details of which you can find here. You certainly don’t want to miss this one.

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and no shows meant last night’s belated start to 2019 was eagerly awaited, fortunately we had Angel Snow (and guitarist Joe Wilkins) on hand to deliver a spectacular set at The Greystones which more than made it worth the wait. Big thanks to them and Gemma Gray for the fine support, plus everybody who joined us.

We haven’t got quite so long to wait until the next one, WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom on Monday April 8th when we’re welcome once again the Good Lovelies. Almost four years since their last Sheffield show, they’ll be in the UK with a full band for the first time and touring with them will be fellow Canadian artists Fortunate Ones (with whom there’ll be a few collaborations on the night too). You can find the full preview for this show here, tickets are on sale here, or take a look at the Coming Soon… page for a taster of what’s ahead.

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On Tuesday October 8th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Rod Picott back to The Greystones. Rod will be touring the UK in support of brand new record Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil. His most intimate recording to date, just guitar and harmonica, it has drawn comparisons to Springsteen’s Nebraska and has been hailed as his best album yet. Opening the show will be Quiet Loner. Advance tickets priced at £11 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/468256 and the venue, or entry on the night will be £13. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***ROD PICOTT***

July 2019 found Rod Picott releasing his eleventh album, titled Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil. The new album is completely acoustic, featuring only guitar, harmonica and Picott’s weathered vocals. Many of the songs on Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil are influenced by a health scare that Picott endured in the winter of 2018. The condition was hunted down and solved but the weeks long incident of a freight train running through his chest played a profound role in the writing and recording of the album. Alone with his modest recording gear, Picott set about making an album as honest, raw and uncontrived as his spine would allow. Already known for the intimacy and vivid narratives of his previous work, Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil opens the door wider still. The songs are confessional and honest. The recording itself is unpolished and raw. Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil takes a small turn away from the blue collar anthems he’s been lauded for and finds Picott exploring his own inner life with the same deft and revealing hand he’s honed over the last nineteen years. Rod Picott’s health is now in check.

The opening song, “Ghost” reveals Picott’s inner voice announcing itself with introspection, openness and poetic revelation.

One of the songs, “Mama’s Boy” was written with Picott’s long-time co-writing partner Slaid Cleaves. The song asks questions of masculinity and self identification in a world that can be so often cruel and limited. Picott’s own working class childhood is explored nakedly.

Now in his fifties, Rod Picott has garnered a loyal cult audience across the U.S. and Europe. He tours tirelessly and continues to garner rave reviews for both his songwriting skills and darkly humorous, compelling live show.

A prolific writer, Picott has recently turned his hand to poetry (God In His Slippers, Murmmeration – Mezcalita Press) short fiction (Out Past The Wires – Working Title Farm) and has a novel in the works titled A Bony Right Fist. Born in the small mill town of South Berwick Maine and residing in Nashville TN since 1994 Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil is the latest release from former construction worker Rod Picott.

Picott sings with a bare and bones grace reminiscent of Springsteen’s Nebraska and the off the cuff lyrical and musical directness of the late Jason Molina. Too many important artists fly under the musical radar today, and Picott is yet another valid wordsmith that needs to be heard.” – Glide Magazine

Picott draws us into his stories with the hypnotic cadence of a storyteller who knows that we’re compelled to listen to his tales of woe or joy because he’s seen inside our hearts.” – No Depression

Rod Picott has long been one of the great songwriters of his generation. His bonafides are well established, but this new record cements him as something different, It is the best of an impressive catalog and there are a few clear reasons for that.” – Jason Earle The Marinade Podcast

http://rodpicott.com/
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***QUIET LONER***

Quiet Loner is the pen-name of singer-songwriter Matt Hill.

Inspired by the storytelling traditions of folk and country music, Matt Hill is a songwriter with tales to tell. Combining skillful picking with lyrical wordplay, his albums have been praised for their emotional qualities, their honesty and the way they connect with the listener.

His debut album was a was a country heartbreaker voted Americana UK Album of the Year 2004. His second album Spectrology (2010) enlisted top British folk musicians Inge Thomson and Roy Dodds and got 4-star reviews from the likes of Uncut and The Daily Mirror and radio play from Gideon Coe on BBC6 Music.

As an artist Hill is always trying to find new ways to present his songs – he’s sung on BBC1’s Flog it and had a song used in a BBC Radio 4 history documentary. He’s collaborated with artists and poets and even hung a song in a gallery. He’s presented musical lectures and once co-wrote a musical about surveillance.

As well being resident songwriter in a museum, he’s also run songwriting sessions in prisons, schools, young offenders units and in day care for people living with Alzheimer’s. In 2018 he collaborated with people experiencing homelessness to create an album and live show.

Since 2014 Hill has been curator and organiser of The Defiance Sessions one of the few regular music nights in the UK dedicated to songwriting that has a political or conscientious aspect. In 2015 he was one of the five musicians who founded We Shall Overcome an anti-austerity movement that aims to show support and solidarity with those in local communities hit by cuts, poverty and homelessness.

Quiet Loner shows that you can turn feelings of anger and despair into warm and uplifting music. With a mix of humour, sadness and anger, he gets the tone spot-on. A superb album. Evoking an authentic spirit of English folk music.Penny Black Music

http://www.quietloner.com
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http://twitter.com/quietloner
http://www.instagram.com/quietlonermusic

 

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