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those at The Greystones with us last night certainly enjoyed more than 15 minutes of being so. A fabulous set from Jeffrey Foucault and Billy Conway after a fine start to the show from J. Tilley. Thanks to them and you if you were one of the lucky ones there.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom this Sunday, February 8th with a double bill of Canadian singer/songwriters when Amelia Curran and Dennis Ellsworth bring their respective new albums to Sheffield. Maintaining the transatlantic theme, Ash Gray opens the show. Advance tickets are available here. You can read the full preview for this show by clicking here.

Maybe we’ll see you then?

WWP 03.02.15

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in to another year of shows. Thanks to those who braved the weather to enjoy an evening at Shakespeares with us that surely would have warmed the coldest of cockles. Richard Kitson, Tom Baxendale, Blue Rooster and Growin’ Al Gordon provided a great introduction to 2015 for WagonWheel Presents…

Next we return to The Greystones on Tuesday February 3rd with Jeffrey Foucault and support from J. Tilley of the recently defunct Grassoline. You can read the full preview for this show by clicking here. Indeed we’re at The Greystones twice in the coming week, as Sunday February 8th also finds us there in the company of Amelia Curran, Dennis Ellsworth and Ash Gray. All the details for this one can be found by clicking here.

We’ll be back at Shakespeares on Saturday February 28th. There’s a first full band gig of the year for Big Convoy, from Oklahoma via Essex Bob Collum returns with The Welfare Mothers and Micky Denny opens the show. Click here for the low down on this one.

So that’s three shows to come this month, maybe we’ll see you at one of them?

WWP 31.01.15

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show for August, but it was pretty good fun for those that made it out to Shakespeares on Thursday night i think? Thanks to you if you were there and of course to Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians, Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius and J. Tilley.

September will see us make two visits to the Bard’s Bar, starting one week today on Saturday 6th with The Listeners, Mat Wale, Anytown and Huw Costin. You can find full details for that one by clicking here. And WagonWheel Presents… will be back in out usual last Saturday of the month slot on the 27th when we’re joined by Matt Andersen and M&J Blues. The preview for that one is here.

Maybe we’ll see some of you then?

WWP 28.08.14

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Well it already feels like an age since our Tramlines show at the end of last month. The good news is we’ve lots to look forward to for the rest of 2014 including some cracking new shows. Recent additions include Otis Gibbs at Shakespeares on October 21st following on from a mighty triple bill of Roaming Son, Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers and Tsar Nicholas III & The Exiles at the same venue on the 14th of the same month.

It’s a while still until WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Greystones, but when we do it will be more than worth the wait as we’ll be in the company of Rod Picott on October 16th. And after opening for and backing Rod on his last UK tour, Wild Ponies join us for their own headline show in The Backroom on November 20th.

November will also see dates at Shakespeares for Canyon Family and The Fargo Railroad Co, before the 29th of that month when we look to recreate what proved to be a very special night last year with Boss Caine, Dave Woodcock, Joe Solo and Richard Kitson.

There’s a duo of shows to come in September in the Bard’s Bar. Saturday 27th sees the eagerly awaited return of Matt Andersen with support from M&J Blues. Preceding that on Saturday 6th there’s a WagonWheel debut for Anytown, who count members of Dead Like Harry among their number. Alongside them will be The Listeners, Mat Wale and Huw Costin.

Before all those though, we have a night of three fine local acts at Shakespeares on Thursday August 28th in the shape of Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians, Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius and J. Tilley of Grassoline playing a solo set. A full preview for this show can be found by clicking here. A full list of confirmed gigs can be found by clicking here.

Advance tickets for all confirmed shows are available from: http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents Prices will always be more on the door.

That won’t be all for this year, and there are shows in the works for 2015 too. Keep an eye on the Gigs page for details.

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On Tuesday February 3rd, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Jeffrey Foucault to The Greystones. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, the land of Dylan and Prine, Jeffrey Foucault has been on the road across the USA and Europe for over a decade with a string of critically acclaimed albums, garnering accolades for a tersely elegant fusion of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and country. In 2015 Foucault returns to the UK with drummer Billy Conway (Morphine), offering a raw, stripped-down duo performance that mines the darker seams of American music.

Support comes from J. Tilley.  Advance tickets priced at £10 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/292613 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £12. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

 

***JEFFREY FOUCAULT***

Jeffrey Foucault

Lauded for his wide-ranging and meticulous songwriting, Jeffrey Foucault has released four collections of original songs under his own name, and two full-band collaborations with contemporary poet Lisa Olstein under the moniker Cold Satellite. His songs distill a terse amalgam of blues, country, rock ’n’ roll, and folk. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, the singer and songwriter Kris Delmhorst, and their 6 year old daughter.

In 2015 Jeffrey Foucault will release Salt As Wolves, his fifth collection of original songs. Featuring Foucault’s longtime rhythm section Billy Conway (Morphine) on drums and Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T) on bass, and reuniting him with legendary electric guitar player Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown), Salt As Wolves offers twelve tracks that exist out of time, like a field recording of a place that never existed: a lean, bold blues record that deftly weaves together disparate strands of sound and experience, raw love and desperate wisdom.

I take the small roads when I can. I hit the small rooms with a couple old guitars and a 5-watt Skylark amp. Sometimes with a band, and then I stand up. Mostly it’s just me and my friend Billy Conway, the best drummer I ever heard. Then we both sit down and I stomp my foot. I own a Smith Corona typewriter and a Western Bell rotary phone, and I use both. I wore a pearl snap cowboy shirt in my Kindergarten school picture. Irony isn’t my thing. I write songs about love, memory, God, desire, wilderness and loss.

I grew up in Wisconsin. My Dad wore a tie to work and played a knock-off Gibson with a chunk of the headstock missing where he’d backed over it with the car. Mom sang along. I knew all my Grandparents well into my thirties, and both my Great Grandmas. Winter Sundays were for church or ice-fishing, and summers we hauled an old travel trailer up to the north woods. School was a drag, and I mostly drew pictures. When I was 11 I bought a cassette copy of Little Richard’s Greatest Hits. At 17 I learned to play all the songs on John Prine’s 1971 debut in my room with the door locked and subway posters of British New Wave bands looking morbidly on. At 19 I stole a copy of Townes Van Zandt’s ‘Live & Obscure’. At 24 I made a record and start traveling around the country. I have two older brothers. They don’t sing but they both fish.

I live out in New England now in a little town with a river through the middle. I can’t get home without crossing good water and it fairly makes up for living east, which isn’t in my blood. We have a chicken coop and a little barn and an old car that runs. I like to listen to records real loud when I do the dishes, and I do most of the dishes.

Jeffrey Foucault sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest.The New Yorker

Contemporary and timeless.The New York Times

Songwriting brilliance.Mojo

Quietly brilliant.The Irish Times

The music of Wisconsin native Foucault is the kind so many aspire to but never attain: beat-up troubadour folk whittled to dolorous perfection.” Uncut

Haunting and Poignant… Jeffrey Foucault is an original, beguiling songwriter with a marvelously expressive voice.The Telegraph

This is rock-and-roll in the key of country-noir: bleak visions of departed lovers, flickering TVs and empty landscapes underlined by pedal steel guitar and cello.” The Washington Post

http://www.jeffreyfoucault.com

 

***J. TILLEY***

J. Tilley

With his former band Grassoline having recently gone their separate ways, front man J. Tilley plays a set of solo tunes encompassing material from the band known for their bluegrass influenced brand of alt-country that featured guitar, double bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin and sometimes more. In 2012 they released their debut CD “Mountain & Grave”. Americana UK described the 6 tracks as having “the makings of something really special”.

Grassoline are not made for these times. Theirs is a music of epic grandeur and epic heartbreak that is so complete within itself that it is not of the tradition, it’s not just bluegrass or folk tinged transplanted balladry, it’s the living music of a colonised landscape. Grassoline are a band more than worthy of your attention whether on record or live.” Americana-UK.com

They followed up that release with the EPs Here But Not At Home Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, releases which won them many more plaudits.

“Exquisite, jewel-like songs of a seriously pin drop nature.” Fatea Magazine

http://www.facebook.com/Grassoline

 

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/1564623070450695

 

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After a triumphant Tramlines show last month, WagonWheel Presents… returns to Shakespeares on Thursday August 28th with another fine triple bill of local live music. Taking a break from the studio where they’re currently hard at work on brand new album Medicine will be Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians, there’s a welcome return for Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius and a solo set from Grassoline front man J. Tilley. Advance tickets priced at £3 (plus booking fee) are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/286185 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 8pm.

 

***DAVE WOODCOCK & THE DEAD COMEDIANS***

Dave W & The DCs

Described by Americana UK as “The next big thing from Sheffield”, Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians are currently at work on the follow up to their 2011 album “Poisoned Nights & Bar Room Nights”. They deliver booze soaked rock ‘n’ roll echoing Springsteen, Strummer and with a nod towards the likes of The Hold Steady. New record Medicine is set for release later this year as the band return with a brand new line up too.

Damn it’s good” 8/10 – Toast Magazine

One of the best live shows I’ve seen this year“ – The Sheffield Scenester

A band at the very top of their game” – Nowhere Town

http://www.davewoodcock.net

 

***CHRIS MURPHY & BOXER GENIUS***

Boxer Genius

Chris Murphy & Boxer Genius are a folk, alt-rock band from Sheffield. Originally formed by Murphy in 2004 (and recording under the name The Greenlovers), the band have garnered a reputation for a powerful, epic, folk-rock sound, but yet have won plaudits from fans of a wide variety of musical genres.

Fantastic feedback has always followed the guys around and following in the wake of the single ‘Brighton’ released in February 2008, and the success of the album ‘Another Reunion’ from which it was taken, Exposed magazine described them as “ridiculously accomplished” while the Sheffield Star labelled Murphy “a maker of epic songs and muscular ballads”.

Recent years have seen line up changes and departures but the four piece are now back to a full complement as of 2012, they released brand new album From Dark To Neon last year.

http://www.chrismurphyandboxergenius.com

 

***J. TILLEY***

J. Tilley

Grassoline front man J. Tilley plays a set of solo tunes encompassing material from the ever popular band known for their bluegrass influenced brand of alt-country featuring guitar, double bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin and sometimes more. In 2012 they released their debut CD “Mountain & Grave”. Americana UK described the 6 tracks as having “the makings of something really special”.

Grassoline are not made for these times. Theirs is a music of epic grandeur and epic heartbreak that is so complete within itself that it is not of the tradition, it’s not just bluegrass or folk tinged transplanted balladry, it’s the living music of a colonised landscape. Grassoline are a band more than worthy of your attention whether on record or live.” Americana-UK.com

They’ve since followed up that release with the EPs Here But Not At Home Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, releases which have been winning them many more plaudits.

“Exquisite, jewel-like songs of a seriously pin drop nature.” Fatea Magazine

http://www.facebook.com/Grassoline

 

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/510606595739450

Last.fm Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/3933002

 

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