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something special, and i certainly think that’s what happened last night. Big thanks to The Fargo Railroad Co. and Hop Hideout for a magic evening, and those of you who joined us for a feast of unplugged music and beer.

Fargo are back with us in full electric mode on Saturday September 9th (tickets on sale here), but before then WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Greystones on Friday August 11th for Rachel Harrington‘s first visit to Sheffield in over five years. Paul McClure opens the show and you can find the full preview here. More good times await, hope you can join us then.

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easily confused, but i don’t think there is any mistaking how good an evening we enjoyed in the company of Otis Gibbs last night, and indeed Boss Caine who got the night off to a fine start. Thanks to them and everybody who came along to a busy night at The Greystones too.

Wednesday June 28th is when WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom for our next show. Joining us then will be Amelia Curran and Paul McClure. Maybe you will too? Full details can be found here.

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a bad way to spend a Sunday, was it? Thanks to everybody that came out to our Tramlines show at Shakespeares yesterday. Was nice to see lots of faces around for most (and some for all) of the day. We’re pretty sure you all enjoyed it as much as we did. Big thanks of course as well to The Fargo Railroad Co., Stoney, The Payroll Union, Paul McClure, Walton Hesse, Tom Baxendale, Coma Girls, Boss Caine, The Ragged Edge, David Venn, The Clench, Bob Collum, The Sea Whores and Roaming Son for the fine entertainment. 2017 would have a lot to follow…

WagonWheel Presents… regular shows are here all year round though and we return to The Greystones on Wednesday August 3rd in the company of Curtis Eller’s American Circus. Those lovely Silver Darlings will be along to open the show too. You can find full details here. Maybe we’ll see you then too?

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On Thursday October 12th, WagonWheel Presents… returns to Shakespeares where we’re joined by Case Hardin and Paul McClure. And if two artists in one night from the Clubhouse Records stable wasn’t enough, we’ve also got A Prayer Away who open the show too. Advance tickets priced at £6 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/403008 or entry on the night will be £8. Doors open 8pm.

 

***CASE HARDIN***

‘Colours Simple’ is Case Hardin’s fourth long playing record, but it’s really a record of three’s…  it’s the third made by the core band of Tim Emery, Jim Maving, Andy Bastow & Pete Gow and their third as recording artists for Clubhouse Records.

It is also – more prosaically – the third Case Hardin record with the word ‘three ‘ in a song title.. ‘Three For The Road’ (Some Tunes For Charlie Spencer – 2007), ‘Three Beautiful Daughters’ (PM – 2013) and now ‘These Three Cities’…. a casual recounting of a bar-stool conversation with a Dubai prostitute over the merits of Phil Spector as a record producer… we’ve all been there?

Case Hardin take their name from Boston Teran’s noir thriller ‘God Is A Bullet’ (Pan 2000). In the finest tradition of naming groups, it came about by virtue of being little more than a character name in the book songwriter Pete Gow was reading when the call came through that they had secured their first gig; necessity was, as is so often the way, the mother of invention on that day.

But can the name and the naming be written off so casually? To ‘case harden’ means to toughen by experience…. and the ‘Gow, Emery, Bastow, Maving’ nucleus of Case Hardin has toughened its look, toughened its direction, its sound and toughed it out through various musicians who came and went over the years.

2012’s ‘PM’ album stood, in the critics eyes, as a high point. A benchmark for a band firmly ‘in the pocket’, providing perfectly poised musical vehicles for the work of a  songwriter who unmistakably ‘arrived’….

It seems Case Hardin is all about the story and the telling of that story. In concert Gow’s songs are carried by the power of that band, unswervingly dedicated to being in the service of those songs.

A Case Hardin live show is a multi- faceted beast. Gow solo? A duo? Acoustic or a full tilt four piece, sometimes augmented by regulars and pick-up musicians alike. Each night the songs are different, they have to be… framed for the audience… or the band… or the mood… often all three.

No biography on Case Hardin can be completed without a mention in dispatches for those who served… Hana Piranha, Adam Kotz, Del Skinner, Paul ‘Billy Bob’ Thornton, Ian Cadge.

Without whom etc, etc

a band that does subtle every bit as well as it does full-on, the results are mighty, mighty indeed R2 Magazine

Incredible… Case Hardin rock harder than mostMaverick Festival 2015

Pete Gow is a songwriter like no otherQ (Roots Album of the Month)

http://www.casehardin.com/

 

***PAUL McCLURE***

Paul McClure is a singer and songwriter from Rutland, England where he lives with his wife and daughters. The passing world is the fodder for Paul’s characters and story lines in particular the loves, laughs and losses that have come his way.

Prior to his current releases, McClure has recorded 2 solo albums of original songs – ‘No Place Like Home’ in 2003 “fresh, vibrant and bounds with enthusiasm for his craft4**** Fatea, and ‘Desire Lines’ in 2008 before spending the best part of the next four and a half years playing with The Hi And Lo, described as “Superior roots music from Leicester” by Americana UK. The Hi And Lo put out an album in 2010 called ‘Ten Tracks’. Two further solo albums have followed on Clubhouse Records, followed by the newly released EP Paul McClure & The Local Heroes.

These songs are a perfect showcase for his considerable songwriting talentsR2 Magazine

http://www.paulmccluremusic.com

 

***A PRAYER AWAY***

A Prayer Away are the latest outlet for the songs of Jody Davies (The Fargo Railroad Co. & King Quentin). Joined by vocalist Bess Popplewell, the duo made their live debut earlier this year opening for Whitney Rose where they proved to be quite a hit (not least with Whitney who wanted to take them home and mange them). Stripped down country, raw and soulful.

 

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On Friday August 11th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Rachel Harrington back to Sheffield when she joins us at The Greystones. Returning to the UK after a five year break from touring, Rachel brings new songs and stories for a highly anticipated show that’s sure to feel like she’s never been away. Support comes from Paul McClure who opens the show. Advance tickets priced at £10 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/401264 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £12. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***RACHEL HARRINGTON***

 

Reared among the Pentecostal pines in the farthest corner of the American West, Rachel Harrington’s albums have lauded her high praise. When Bob Harris first heard her in ‘07, he hailed her debut as, “Absolutely brilliant [and] already a contender for album of the year.” Four records later, she’s accrued a fecund garden of similar blossoms including top reviews from Q, Mojo, The Irish Times, and a basketful of songwriting awards. Returning to the UK after a five-year hiatus from touring, this sixth generation Oregonian has new songs and fresh stories you don’t want to miss.

songs that conjure the ghosts of old America”  Mojo

ancient-sounding country noir … Harrington is all about what’s left off her songs, and the skeletal arrangements leave the listener to fill in the unspoken terrors and tenderness that lie beneathQ

a first rate songwriter and performer, with a collection of highly personal songs that pull no punchesNorthern Sky

winning formula … the American folk of pre-electric country … an accomplished and engaging musician and singer …Harrington’s honest unaffected voice injects that essential leavening of “truth” into her songs”  Americana UK

http://www.rachelharrington.net

 

***PAUL McCLURE***

 

Paul McClure is a singer and songwriter from Rutland, England where he lives with his wife and daughters. The passing world is the fodder for Paul’s characters and story lines in particular the loves, laughs and losses that have come his way.

Prior to his current releases, McClure has recorded 2 solo albums of original songs – ‘No Place Like Home’ in 2003 “fresh, vibrant and bounds with enthusiasm for his craft4**** Fatea, and ‘Desire Lines’ in 2008 before spending the best part of the next four and a half years playing with The Hi And Lo, described as “Superior roots music from Leicester” by Americana UK. The Hi And Lo put out an album in 2010 called ‘Ten Tracks’. Two further solo albums have followed on Clubhouse Records, followed by the newly released EP Paul McClure & The Local Heroes.

These songs are a perfect showcase for his considerable songwriting talentsR2 Magazine

http://www.paulmccluremusic.com

 

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i’m not sure who’d come out on top in that brawl. The only winners last night were those who helped fill The Greystones for a delightful evening with the Good Lovelies and Paul McClure who opened the show. Thanks to them and all who came along.

We’re next in The Backroom on Friday July 10th with Roaming Son and Boss Caine. You can find full details of this show here.

Our next show however sees us back at Shakespeares tomorrow night and certainly sees us finish off our June shows with a bang. From 8pm you can come and fill your ears with the sounds of The Clench, The Fargo Railroad Co. and Broken Flowers. A full preview is here. We hope you can join us there.

WWP 25.06.15

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you get to hear two songs about Richard Nixon of a Friday night. There aren’t many gigs like a Curtis Eller gig either. Big thanks to Curtis & the stripped down American Circus, plus Andy Whitehouse and The Silver Darlings for a magic night at Shakespeares last night. Thanks to all who came along too.

We’re back in the Bard’s Bar one week today, Saturday June 27th, in the company of The Clench, The Fargo Railroad Co. and Broken Flowers. Full details for this show can be found by clicking here.

Our next show however is this coming Thursday June 27th when award winning Canadian folk trio Good Lovelies come to The Greystones. Paul McClure supports, full details for this one are here. See you then?

WWP 19.06.15

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