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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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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

http://www.facebook.com/richardkitsonmusic

 

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and four times the fun. Fantastic night with Jody Davies, Andy P. Davison, Richard Kitson and Ryan Farmer playing in the round at Shakespeares last night. We were expecting something special and they more than delivered that. Big thanks to them and everybody that made it along, if you didn’t you really don’t know what you missed.

WagonWheel Presents… heads to The Greystones on Monday night for the final time in 2017. We’re excited for the return of Wild Ponies, support from Mat Wale and it’s our 11th birthday too. Full details can be found here, we hope you can join us then.

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Hard Feelings when a band “pulls something out of the back catalogue” for a run of tour dates. So good to hear Oil & Rain in a fine, fine set from Case Hardin at Shakespeares on Thursday night, which rounded off a great night of music following Paul McClure and A Prayer Away. Thanks to them and those that made it out to support live music.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to Shakespeares on Saturday October 28th for another special show. We’ll be joined by Jody Davies, Richard Kitson, Andy P. Davison and Ryan Farmer who’ll be playing “in the round”. Full details can be found here. Maybe we’ll see you there too?

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and it turns out he did know how to use it. Marlene Dietrich will be pleased. A packed house at The Greystones last night were pretty pleased too after witnessing the almighty spectacle of Curtis Eller’s American Circus. Big thanks to Curtis & the family, everybody who came along, and Richard Kitson who did a fine job opening the show.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Backroom on Saturday September 9th when we bring you the spectacular triple bill of The Fargo Railroad Co., The Sea Whores and M.G. Boulter. You can find full details for this one here, we hope you can join us then.

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and no there isn’t a hole on The Greystones stage, Mr Richard Kitson more than makes up for in quality song writing and the gift of the gab. He can play a guitar a bit too. Another excellent “Evening With…” himself last night, along with guests Joe Solo, Georgina Gilmartin plus bonus offerings from Richard & Georgina’s Recharging Radios project and a cheeky Fargo number to finish off. Big thanks to all who played and everyone that joined us.

Next for WagonWheel Presents… we return to The Greystones on Sunday April 30th when John Statz comes to Sheffield as part of his European tour for brand new album The Fire Sermon. Opening the show will be The Fargo Railroad Co. with an acoustic set. You can find full details for this show here. See you then?

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it was all going off on Friday night as Richard Kitson launched his brand new album In Your Own Time with us at The Greystones. The night began with King Quentin opening the show before Richard and an array of guests entertained a near full house. A wonderful time indeed, the record is on sale now.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Greystones on Sunday September 4th when we’re looking forward to the highly anticipated return of Rod Picott. Support comes from Walton Hesse (Matt plays a solo set). Full details for this show can be found here, we hope you can join us then.

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