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shouldn’t have kept anybody away from The Greystones last night, and those who were there to enjoy an evening with Rachel Harrington certainly picked a winner. Big thanks to Rachel, Richard Kitson for an ever entertaining opening set, and everybody that joined us.

Next up for WagonWheel Presents… we’re at Shakespeares this coming Sunday July 21st for our annual Sunday Social. As usual we’ve got two stages of free live music, this year featuring sets from Stoney, Joe Solo, The Barker Ranch Highwaymen, Mat Wale, The Holding Hands, Paul Handyside, The Swells, Andy Whitehouse, The December Flowers, Georgina Gilmartin, The Farewell State and Buffalo Ghost. We’ll be kicking off at 2pm sharp in the Stable Yard, for the complete list of set times take a look at the full preview here. We hope to see you then.

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and counting, but last night everything added up to another great show at The Greystones. Thanks go to Rachel Harrington, Boss Caine, and everybody that joined us for what was our 100th show in The Backroom.

We’re there next on November 6th with Otis Gibbs plus Paul McClure, tickets are on sale here.

Before that though WagonWheel Presents… pays another visit to our favourite beer shop, when Andy P. Davison and Jody Davies play an unplugged show at Hop Hideout tomorrow night. Unfortunately if you’re not one of the lucky ticket holders, this has already sold out. You can take a look at what else we have coming up though over on the Gigs page. Maybe you can join us at one of those.

 

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when two singer/songwriters trade songs for the night. Big thanks to John Statz and Megan Burtt for a great night at Shakespeares, plus A Prayer Away who opened the show with a typically fine set, and of course you if you were there.

For our next show we’re back at The Greystones on Tuesday October 30th when WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Rachel Harrington back to Sheffield, along with Boss Caine who opens the show. You can find full details for this one here. We hope you can join us too.

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On Sunday July 14th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Rachel Harrington back to The Greystones when she tours the UK in support of brand new record Hush The Wild Horses. Rachel’s fifth studio album has been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over this summer. Richard Kitson opens the show. Advance tickets priced at £11 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/457875 and the venue (12-6pm), or entry on the night will be £13. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***RACHEL HARRINGTON***

From the Pentecostal pines of Oregon, Rachel Harrington has been a Bob Harris favourite for some time now. Her fifth studio album, is a home-coming of sorts. Hush The Wild Horses is the result of five years largely off the road, homesteading in Oregon, being with family.

The stories behind this harvest of songs include a brother with a meth addiction, a Vietnam veteran uncle who commited suicide at age 40, and a grandmother who died while holding Rachel’s hand.

“It’s definitely my most personal record,” she says.

Harrington has played major festivals throughout Europe and the US, made four live appearances on BBC’s legendary Bob Harris Show, and reached millions of listeners through airplay at Starbucks. A 2011 winner in Merlefest’s esteemed songwriting contest (previous winners include Gillian Welch and Tift Merritt), this is Rachel’s much-anticipated return to recording and touring.

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

 

***RICHARD KITSON***

In 2014 Folk Radio UK described Richard Kitson as ‘one of the best guitar pickers of his generation’. Kitson has earned this reputation over a decade of playing both as a solo acoustic performer and occasional band leader. Kitson’s love of the blues began as a youngster, teaching himself to play the harmonica at the age of eleven. After pestering his parents for an acoustic guitar, by the age of fourteen he was teaching himself to play under the influence of Bob Dylan, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Rory Gallagher and Mississippi John Hurt. These musicians (among many others) helped Kitson develop his fingerstyle and slide guitar playing alongside his original song writing.

From 2001 Kitson began honing his performing skills in Sheffield folk clubs and other venues in and around South Yorkshire, often supporting established touring artists such as Wilko Johnson, Otis Gibbs, Peggy Seeger and John Tamms. A skilled raconteur, Kitson often embellishes his sets with humorous links and background stories to his songs.

When I grow up I want to play guitar like Richard Kitson.” Otis Gibbs

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we don’t have to wait quite so long again until the next time we see Rachel Harrington in Sheffield. Our patience was certainly rewarded with a beautiful show on Friday night at The Greystones, helped in no small part by a fine opening set from Paul McClure. Thanks to all who came along.

Paul McClure makes a relatively swift return to Sheffield when he joins us at Shakespeares on Thursday October 12th for a band set along with Clubhouse Record label mates Case Hardin. A Prayer Away also open this show. Tickets are on sale here.

Next for WagonWheel Presents… though we’re back at The Greystones on Wednesday August 30th when the circus comes to town, Curtis Eller’s American Circus. Full details can be found here. Tickets for this one are selling very well, so be sure to grab yours to guarantee your place under the Big Top.

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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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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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