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as the great Lonesome Bob once sang, and while last night wasn’t what we originally had planned at The Greystones, we found ourselves in the company of Ash Gray, Blind River Scare, John Batchelor and Adrian Bates instead for what still proved to be a great night. Thanks to them and those who made it along.

We’re back at The Greystones in August with Rachel Harrington plus Paul McClure (Friday 11th) and Curtis Eller’s American Circus (Wednesday 30th). Tickets for those are on sale here or from the venue.

Before then though for WagonWheel Presents… it’s our Tramlines show on Sunday July 23rd at Shakespeares. Details of who is joining us this year can be found here. Two stages, free entry, our show starts at 2pm, see you there?

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On Wednesday June 28th, in a late change to the originally advertised show, WagonWheel Presents… brings a quartet of fine singer/songwriters to The Greystones. Joining us for the evening will be Sheffield’s own resident Texan Ash Gray, from South Wales making a last minute addition to his tour of The North Blind River Scare‘s Tim Manning, a rare solo outing for John Batchelor and fresh from recording his debut EP Adrian Bates. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/408419 or entry on the night will be £4. Doors open 8pm.

 

***ASH GRAY***

 

Ash Gray is a troubadour in the truest sense.

Born in US East Coast steeltown of Pittsburgh, the middle son of expat Yorkshire parents, he’s had an eye on the highway practically ever since he was old enough to play a gig.Raised in Austin, Texas – the Live Music Capital Of The World – Ash cut his musical teeth on the vibrant East Sixth Street, South Lamar and beyond, playing for tips in roots-rock bands like Roosterbilly and The Self-Righteous Brothers, the late 90s saw the emergence The High Class Family Butchers after time spent in London, time spent in New York City saw Ash scratching that hard-rock itch as guitarslinger with legendary Epic recording artists The Cycle Sluts From Hell before shifting gear, forming the acoustic folk-pop harmony band Ash Gray & The Girls in 2012.

Returning to the UK, Ash decided to rediscover his roots, eventually setting up base in Sheffield. Falling in with the Steel City’s own acoustic and Americana scene, Ash has been gigging regularly across the UK ever since, dividing his time fairly equally between Austin and Sheffield (and London and NYC as time allows). Taking his lead from one of Texas’ greatest musical sons, it seem Ash Gray just can’t wait to be on the road again. A new solo album is due this summer.

http://ashgraynews.com

 

***BLIND RIVER SCARE***

 

Blind River Scare is a vehicle for the Original Americana, Alt-Country & Roots influenced songs of South Wales based singer, songwriter & guitarist Tim Manning. There have been various incarnations of the band over the years, dating back to their original releases in 2005. The latest recording “Pastures New” features a three piece line up, reflecting the bands more acoustic side. Tonight Tim plays a solo show.

http://www.blindriverscare.co.uk

 

***JOHN BATCHELOR***

 

A northern boy pretending he’s from Tennessee, John Batchelor is as a singer of modernfolk songs born from experience. There are flushes of country and blues and he has a distinctive voice pitched somewhere between classic crooning and modern mournfulness.

For the last few years you’ll have been more likely to catch John playing alongside Mat Wale in alt-country band Big Convoy, or more recently with instrumental rock outfit The Hill People.

http://myspace.com/johnbatchelor

 

***ADRIAN BATES***

 

Singer/songwriter Adrian Bates hails from South Elmsall. Taking influence from the likes of Neil Young, Ryan Adams and Nick Drake, he’s been appearing regularly at venues across Yorkshire since embarking on a solo career. He is set to release debut EP “Small World”.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adrian-Bates-Music/552690224877548

 

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/407236623003281

 

 

 

 

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last night rounded off our trio of May shows. A lovely evening in the company of Roger Davies with fine support from Yellowcake and John Batchelor. Big thanks to them and those who were there at Shakespeares too.

We’ll be back in the Bard’s Bar on Friday June 19th when the Circus comes to town, Curtis Eller’s American Circus. We’re promoting this show in conjunction with Four Rivers. Support comes from The Silver Darlings. You can read the full preview here.

Before that though we return to The Greystones on Wednesday June 10th for our next show. US singer/songwriter John Statz comes to Sheffield promoting his brand new album Tulsa. Support comes from King Quentin (the other band of Jo from The Fargo Railroad Co.) and a solo set by Andy P. Davison of The Blackthunder Revue. Full details for this one can be found here.

We hope you can join us there.

WWP 30.05.15

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musical delights were enjoyed at Shakespeares last night. Thanks to Jess Klein and sideman Billy Masters, Mat Wale, John Batchelor and those that came along to listen as well. There was even some bonus acoustic Big Convoy when Mat & John shared the stage briefly. If you’d closed your eyes you could have sworn it was the Three Cranes in 2012.

It’s over a month until our next show, we return to the Bard’s Bar on Friday May 31st and head back to The Greystones on June 1st with Roaming Son and Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers. Check out the Gigs page for details, there’ll be more new shows listed there very soon too.

WWP 26.04.13

 

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