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Kasey McGoo to drop by last night for our last show of the year at The Greystones, though you, me and Matt Castelein might know her better as Kelley McRae. Big thanks to Kelley & Matt plus M&J Blues and The Fargo Railroad Co. for three outstanding sets, and of course all you who were there too.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom in 2017, keep an eye on the Gigs page for details on new shows coming soon. We’ve still plenty happening at Shakespeares before the end of this year though, including our next show on Saturday October 29th when we’re joined by Paul Littlewood, E.R. Thorpe, Anytown and Rory Cannon. You can find the full details for this show here, we hope to see you again then.

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All those who joined us at The Greystones last night know the answer (even if they haven’t got the joke yet). They also know how fun an evening with new songs and stories from Otis Gibbs can be. Thanks to Otis for another great evening, Franc Cinelli for a fine opening set, and all you who came along too.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom on Tuesday October 11th when we welcome back the Kelley McRae duo for what promises to be another special night, especially since completing the bill will be M&J Blues and The Fargo Railroad Co. who play an acoustic set. You can find the full preview for this show here. See you then?

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On Tuesday October 11th, WagonWheel Presents… is delighted to welcome the Kelley McRae duo back to The Greystones as they return to the UK to promote latest record The Wayside. Also joining us will be The Fargo Railroad Co. who play an acoustic set and M&J Blues. Advance tickets priced at £7 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/358105 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £9. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***KELLEY McRAE duo***

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Kelley McRae called New York City home for many years, cutting her teeth in the vaunted singer/songwriter scene and honing her craft at legendary clubs like The Living Room, The Rockwood Music Hall and the Bowery Ballroom. In 2011 McRae teamed up with guitarist Matt Castelein, and the duo traded in their Brooklyn apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Kelley and Matt travelled extensively across America those first few years, performing hundreds of shows and finding inspiration for new songs along the way.

The duo has since gone on to tour in eleven countries, including shows in London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. They’ve taken the stage at renowned venues such as The Bluebird Café in Nashville and The Green Note in London, and they’ve performed at festivals like Riverbend in Chattanooga,TN, Rhythm and Blooms in Knoxville, TN and the Kerrville Folk Festival where they were named New Folk Finalists.

Kelley McRae’s latest release, The Wayside, is a testament to the inspiration inherent in the American landscape, the grief intrinsic to change, and the hope that comes with stepping onto unknown soil. The Wayside, McRae says, “is the place along the side of the road where things get left behind, or where you go to rest awhile, or where you go find something you lost along the way.” McRae’s songs sip life from the tension between holding on and letting go, blooming in their rich search for truths.

Released in April, 2016, The Wayside debuted at #7 on the Euro-Americana charts and hit #4 on the Roots Music Reports Top 50 Contemporary Folk chart. It has continued to impress critics: Penguin Eggs Magazine calls Kelley’s voice ‘hauntingly beautiful, echoing the best of Gillian Welch’ and New York Music Daily calls the duo ‘the real deal.’ Folk Radio UK describes McRae as ‘evocative of the finest moments of Emmylou.’ Mike Penard of Radio France says, “With hundreds of new releases each year, there are maybe ten or twenty magical moments. The Wayside is one of those moments.”

The last songs that made me cry were by a young New York singer, KelleyMcRae.” Wim Wenders, San Francisco Chronicle

Sometimes a great voice and acoustic guitar really are all you need.” PopMatters

http://kelleymcrae.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 new live acoustic EP, and just last month they released their first full length studio album This One’s For You. Tonight they perform an acoustic set.

http://www.facebook.com/FargoRailroadCompany

 

***M&J BLUES***

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M&J Blues are father and son Mark & Jeff Lyall. They’re regular performers at many Sheffield venues doing their bluesy country rock ‘n’ roll thing. They’ve recently recorded a live album which is due for release soon.

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might be a word heard more often in America, but it could certainly be applied to a whole evening of live music as happened in Sheffield last night at The Greystones. A more than wonderful evening was had in the company of Kelley McRae & Matt Castelein, Josh Harty and M&J Blues. Big thanks to them and all who were there to enjoy it with us, i think it’s safe to say you did. Lots of happy faces and nice comments.

We’ll be back at The Greystones on June 10th with John Statz (details here). We’ve several shows at Shakespeares before then though, starting tomorrow Saturday March 28th. Joining us in the Bard’s Bar will be Tomorrow We Sail, The Listeners and Idiot Son. Full details for this show can be found here. Maybe we’ll see you there?

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So since we last updated you here on what we have to come in 2015, we’ve added a bunch of new shows to the gig list and it’s looking rather tasty indeed. Brand new names to the WagonWheel Presents… stage include Cale Tyson, Paul McClure, Luke Whittemore and Broken Flowers. Confirmed for a June return are Canada’s Good Lovelies, whilst Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers visit again in May. We also welcome back M&J Blues, The Rainy Day Club, Canyon Family, Ian Bramall, The Clench, The Fargo Railroad Co., Roaming Son and Boss Caine.

That all leaves our current schedule looking like this:

  • Big Convoy + Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers + Micky Denny @ Shakespeares, Saturday February 28th
  • Good Luck Mountain + Jack Harris @ Shakespeares, Thursday March 5th
  • Josh Harty + Kelley McRae duo + M&J Blues @ The Greystones, Thursday March 26th
  • Tomorrow We Sail + Idiot Son + The Listeners @ Shakespeares, Saturday March 28th
  • The Rainy Day Club @ Shakespeares, Saturday April 25th
  • Cale Tyson + Canyon Family + Luke Whittemore @ Shakespeares, Wednesday May 6th
  • Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers @ Shakespeares, Friday May 22nd
  • Roger Davies + Ian Bramall @ Shakespeares, Saturday May 30th
  • John Statz @ The Greystones, Wednesday June 10th
  • Good Lovelies + Paul McClure @ The Greystones, Thursday June 25th
  • The Clench + The Fargo Railroad Co. + Broken Flowers @ Shakespeares, Saturday June 27th
  • Roaming Son + Boss Caine @ The Greystones, Friday July 10th

Click on the Gigs page for more details. Advance tickets for all shows are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents. Prices are always more on the door.

There’ll be much more to come later in the year too, keep an eye out for new dates with Otis Gibbs, Wild Ponies, The Black Thunder Revue and perhaps a Tramlines show as well…

 

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made for double the fun last night in the company of Amelia Curran and Dennis Ellsworth. Indeed when you add in an opening set from Ash Gray it all came to an exceptional evening of live music at The Greystones. Thanks to them and those of you who were there to enjoy it with us.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom on Thursday March 26th with another Transatlantic double bill. We welcome Josh Harty and the Kelley McRae duo back to Sheffield. M&J Blues open the show. Ticket details can be found here.

Our next show however is at Shakespeares. As usual for the last Saturday of the month, we’ll be in the Bard’s Bar on February 28th with Big Convoy, Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers and Micky Denny. You can read a full preview for this show here. Maybe you’ll be there too?

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wait over three weeks for our first show this month, but it was certainly more than worth it. We enjoyed a fantastic evening of live music at The Greystones last night in the company of the Kelley McRae duo, David J. Roch and his find band plus Richard Kitson. Thanks to them and those who came and listened, and you if your name’s Josh Harty too.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom on Wednesday May 21st when we’ll be joined by Amanda Shires. Support comes in the form of an acoustic set from Big Convoy. You can find the full details for this show here.

We have more to come before then though. This Saturday April 26th we’re back at Shakespeares for what promises to be another special night too. James Apollo returns to Sheffield for the first time in over two years and there’ll be support from Daniel Whitehouse and Paul Littlewood. You can read all about this one here. We hope you can join us then.

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