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plenty of rain, a slight change of plan, but our Tramlines show at Shakespeares yesterday still delivered 14 great acts over 2 stages that all added up to 1 pretty damned fine day. Big thanks to Neil McSweeney, Ash Gray & Couch Fire, Mat Wale & Friends, Walton Hesse, Joe Solo, Anytown, The Janskys, Pete David (The Payroll Union), Robert Chaney, Pete Gow (Case Hardin), Richard Kitson, E.R. Thorpe, William Barstow, Blue Rooster and everybody that came along throughout a very busy day and made it a special one.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to action in our regular monthly Saturday slot at Shakespeares on August 29th when we’lll be in the company of King Quentin, The Sea Whores and The Ragged Edge. More details can be found on the Gigs page. We hope you can join us then.

Don’t forget you can keep up to date with the latest gig news on our Facebook page where you’ll also find a few more photos from yesterday.

WWP 26.07.15

 

 

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There is no tractor day in Sheffield. Instead we have an annual Otis Gibbs day. It works a little something like this. You bring your favourite Otis Gibbs to town. He’ll sing a few songs. Tell a few stories. Everybody has a mighty fine time. That’s pretty much how things went down at The Greystones last night. Thanks to all the nice folks that came along, Otis, and Adrian Bates for opening the show. Keep your eyes peeled for Otis Gibbs day 2016.

WagonWheel Presents… has got plenty more of the good stuff to come before then though. Not least the small matter of a 14 act Tramlines special at Shakespeares on Sunday July 26th. If you like the sound of hearing Neil McSweeney, Ash Gray & Couch Fire, Mat Wale & Friends, Walton Hesse, Joe Solo, Anytown, The Janskys, Pete David (The Payroll Union), Robert Chaney, Pete Gow (Case Hardin), Richard Kitson, E.R. Thorpe, William Barstow and Blue Rooster all for absolutely free, then take a look here for full details. The show will start at 3pm and you don’t need any fancy wristband, just bring your ears and enjoy. We’ll see you then?

WWP 15.07.15

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On Sunday July 26th, WagonWheel Presents… once again brings another great day of live music to Tramlines festival at Shakespeares. The show starts at 3pm and there’ll be performances from Neil McSweeney, Ash Gray & Couch Fire, Mat Wale & Friends, Walton Hesse, Anytown, The Janskys, Joe Solo, Pete David (The Payroll Union), Robert Chaney, Pete Gow (Case Hardin), E.R. Thorpe, William Barstow, Richard Kitson and Blue Rooster across the Bard’s Bar and Stable Yard stages. Entry is free! No wristband required.

 

***NEIL McSWEENEY*** : 10.15pm Bard’s Bar

Neil McSweeney

Neil McSweeney is a songwriter and musician based in Sheffield. His acoustic guitar playing style combines folk, blues and country influences but it is his voice, likened by The Guardian to a male Tracy Chapman, and his direct and personal lyrics for which he is most recognised.

http://neilmcsweeney.com

 

***ASH GRAY & COUCH FIRE*** 8.55pm Bard’s Bar

Ash Gray

Born in the US to parents form Yorkshire, Gray first began to make inroads into the UK music scene when he assembled the Anglo-American ‘punk-grass’ band, the High-Class Family Butchers during a late-90s sojourn in London. Currently residing in the UK after releasing his latest album Once I Got Burned, tonight the Texas songwriter plays with his band Couch Fire.

http://www.facebook.com/ashgraymusic

 

***MAT WALE & FRIENDS*** 7.50pm Bard’s Bar

Mat Wale

The latest project from the prolific Mat Wale. Taking a stripped back approach from his work with Big Convoy and The Rackets, expect a more lo-fi country sound including fiddle and banjo.

http://www.matwale.com

 

***WALTON HESSE*** 6.45pm Bard’s Bar

Walton Hesse

Manchester’s Walton Hesse are a six-piece based around the ideas and DIY ethics of songwriter Matt Grayson, the band pull on influences from Steve Malkmus to Steve Reich. The result is a blend of country-tinged guitar pop and experimental noise; a nod to the likes of Beechwood Sparks or Ghost is Born-era Wilco.

http://waltonhesse.bandcamp.com

 

***JOE SOLO*** 5.40pm Bard’s Bar

Joe Solo

Joe Solo’s musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play in 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. Live, Solo has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.

http://www.joesolo.co.uk

 

***ANYTOWN*** 4.35pm Bard’s Bar

Anytown

Anytown feature members of Sheffield’s premier folk-rockers, Dead Like Harry, a band who have built a big reputation in recent years for their innate showmanship and rousing tunes. Exploring a more acoustic based folk sound, today sees Matt, Robin & Sam playing a trio set.

http://www.facebook.com/AnytownMusic

 

***THE JANSKYS*** 3.30pm Bard’s Bar

The Janskys

The Janskys began in 2007 and released debut LP When Silence Speaks as a full band. Drawing from influences such as Wilco, REM and Grandaddy; the songs feature sweeping guitar hooks and beautifully crafted harmonies. For the last year or so the band have been performing as a guitar duo.

http://www.sawayakasheffield.org.uk/

 

***PETE DAVID (The Payroll Union)*** 9.30pm Stable Yard

Pete David

The Payroll Union are a four-piece Americana band with an obsession for American history. Inspired by country, rock ‘n’ roll and southern gothic, they formed in 2009. They recently released their second album Paris Of America. Tonight front man Pete David plays a solo set.

http://www.thepayrollunion.com

 

***ROBERT CHANEY*** 8.25pm Stable Yard

Robert Chaney

Robert Chaney is an American performing artist, heir to the songwriting tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, and Judee Sill. Cracked Picture Frames is his debut album released earlier this year to great acclaim.

http://www.robertchaney.net

 

***PETE GOW (Case Hardin)*** 7.20pm Stable Yard

Pete Gow

Case Hardin is all about the story and the telling of that story. Gow’s writing carries the weight of critical praise (‘aching lyrical genius’, ‘one of our foremost storytelling songwriters’) and today he plays a solo show ahead of the highly anticipated release of the fourth album later this year from one of the UK’s finest Americana acts.

http://www.casehardin.com

 

***RICHARD KITSON*** 6.15pm Stable Yard

Richard Kitson

From a young age Sheffield born Richard Kitson immersed himself in the music that he loved; relentlessly emulating the sounds he heard on records from Bob Dylan to Big Bill Broonzy. Adopting a finger-picking style he unlocked a world of new potential in his personal playing; but also released a new depth of songwriting that has become a primary focus. Self taught by listening to the greats and with a deep sense of the tradition and craft of blues and folk, Richard is a musician’s musician – it all comes from the soul.

http://www.richardkitson.co.uk

 

***E.R. THORPE*** 5.10pm Stable Yard

E.R. Thorpe

Having called time on The Listeners, E.R. Thorpe embarks on a fully solo career. Expect dark alternative folk tales. Revealing and fragile songs, executed spare and sharp.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ER-Thorpe/425132927666959

 

***WILLIAM BARSTOW*** 4.05pm Stable Yard

William Barstow

William Barstow has recorded and played live throughout the country with former bands The Dead Delta and The Ruby Jacks. Throughout this period he complied a selection of bluesy folk songs that didn’t fit into the framework of a hardened rock band but require a more intimate and spacious setting.

http://www.facebook.com/WilliamBarstowOfficial

 

***BLUE ROOSTER*** 3pm Stable Yard

Blue Rooster

Sheffield’s Blue Rooster offer a blend of original blues, country and rockabilly. A sometime duo, tonight main man Tom performs a solo set.

http://www.facebook.com/noisyrooster

 

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