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old friends, and a little bit of magic in the air made for one of those shows that truly was a special one at The Greystones last night. But we don’t need to tell those of you who were there that right? Massive thanks to Josh Harty, The Fargo Railroad Co., special guest Mark Lyall and everyone who joined us, it wasn’t one anybody will forget in a hurry.

WagonWheel Presents… will be back in action on Friday June 7th when Curtis Eller’s American Circus comes to town. Paul McClure opens the show, full details of which you can find here. Be sure to secure your place under the Big Top.

 

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another electric headline show from The Fargo Railroad Co., and they duly delivered last night. A fabulous first gig from The Swells and fine opening set from Benjamin William Pike added up to a great time all round. Big thanks to all of them, and everyone who came along (including Colin).

WagonWheel Presents… is back at The Greystones this coming Saturday September 1st when we’re joined by The BearCats, Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers and Ryan Farmer. We’re fully expecting more good times, advance tickets priced at just £5 are available here. You can read the full preview for the show here. Maybe we’ll see you then?

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added up to a very Sociable Sunday at Shakespeares yesterday. Thanks to everybody who joined us in the sunshine for great music from The Fargo Railroad Co., Hazjak, Ash Mountain, Boss Caine, Buffalo Ghost, Andy P. Davison, Tsar Nicholas III & The Exiles, Charlie Tophill, Richard Dilks, William Barstow, Hungarian Lanterns and Gemma Gray.

Our next show sees us back at The Greystones on Saturday August 25th with The Fargo Railroad Co., The Swells and Benjamin William Pike. We’re also there just a week late on Saturday September 1st with The BearCats, Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers and Ryan Farmer. Tickets for both these shows (and more) are on sale here now. We hope you can join us for at least one of them.

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it proved to be only 60% of a weekender, but what we were left with was pretty special. Thanks to everybody that joined us on Friday and Saturday, not least Rod Picott, Boss Caine, M&J Blues, Andy P. Davison, Franc Cinelli, The Fargo Railroad Co. and The Lucky Strikes for the exceptional entertainment.

Sadly the weather put paid to Sunday’s two gigs at The Greystones, and left us hanging on 298 WagonWheel Presents… shows promoted. But we’ll be back for more very soon. Next will likely be Monday May 14th when we welcome Kirsty McGee & Quiet Loner. Keep an eye on the Gigs page for details of this and more new shows we’ll be adding over the next few weeks.

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***UPDATE***

Unfortunately due to the weather and travel conditions for all concerned, we’ve sadly had to cancel today’s (Sunday) shows. For anybody who has bought advance tickets, refunds will be available from point of purchase. Really sorry to have to do this after three great shows already this weekend. We hope to arrange alternative dates for all the acts who were due to play today as soon as possible.

 

Over the weekend of March 16th, 17th and 18th, WagonWheel Presents… brings our second WagonWheelWeekender to The Greystones, Sheffield. We’ll be bringing you five shows across the three days, featuring the usual mix of local, UK and international talent that you’d come to expect from a WagonWheel show.

On Friday night we’re joined by US singer/songwriter Rod Picott, playing songs from brand new double album. The sprawling twenty-two song Out Past The Wires ranges from whispery ballads to guitar driven rockers and hits every musical spot between. Opening the show will be Boss Caine, the main musical vehicle of hard living, permanently gigging, story telling, troubadouring, award winning, UK singer songwriter, Daniel Lucas.

Saturday afternoon sees the first of two “in the round” shows, when sharing songs and stories will be father & son duo M&J Blues, free-wheeling troubadour Franc Cinelli and The Black Thunder Revue frontman Andy P. Davison playing a solo set. All three acts will be on stage from the off for this early show.

We’ve a fine double bill of bands for Saturday night, with local favourites The Fargo Railroad Co. joined by The Lucky Strikes. The Fargo Railroad Co. are a southern rock / Americana inspired 4 piece band, whilst The Lucky Strikes have been described as “Blues/ Garage/ Americana, spaghetti-western, fiddle powered, howlin’, heavin’ rock and roll”. We think that adds up to a great show. Franc Cinelli returns to get the night under way too with a short solo/acoustic set.

For Sunday afternoon we return to the “in the round” format, this time in the company of Fargo’s Jody Davies airing some solo material, Charlie Tophill strumming out cheerful pessimism on an acoustic guitar and a man who’s been playing WagonWheel shows almost as long as we’ve been doing them, John Batchelor.

Finally on Sunday night, Southern Tenant Folk Union return to Sheffield with their ‘work in progress’ tour, road testing songs from forthcoming new album Willie Rough. Southern Tenant Folk Union are the Edinburgh based six-piece string band that over a series of albums have produced a thought provoking and arresting take on roots & folk music. Support comes from Paul Handyside, the folk and roots singer songwriter who began his musical career with eighties indie darlings Hurrah!

Doors for all evening shows open at 8pm and shows finish by 11pm.

Doors for afternoon shows open at 3pm and shows finish by 5.45pm.

Advance tickets prices are:

Friday night £10
Saturday afternoon £5
Saturday evening £8
Sunday afternoon £5
Sunday evening £12
Weekend ticket (all 5 shows) £35

Weekend tickets and tickets for each individual show are available from: http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents

Tickets for each individual show are also available from the venue between 12 & 6pm daily.

All prices will be more on the door.

Full previews for each show are available at the links below:

Friday night : Rod Picott + Boss Caine
Saturday afternoon : M&J Blues + Franc Cinelli + Andy P. Davison
Saturday night : The Fargo Railroad Co. + The Lucky Strikes + Franc Cinelli
Sunday afternoon : Jody Davies + Charlie Tophill + John Batchelor
Sunday night : Southern Tenant Folk Union + Paul Handyside

 

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On Tuesday April 16th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Josh Harty back to The Greystones. Harty’s unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Opening the show with an acoustic set will be The Fargo Railroad Co., and there may be a special guest along too. Advance tickets priced at £8 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/457872 and the venue (12-6pm), or entry on the night will be £10. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***JOSH HARTY***

Josh Harty is a messenger. A North Dakota songsmith. “A true son of the heartland whose bold defiance and riveting delivery channel the essence of American music” (Glide Magazine). As the son of a small town police chief and preacher, grandson of a South Dakota polka legend, Josh grew up performing with his dad at every Lutheran Church, Eagles Club, Moose Lodge and Rotary Club in the Upper Midwest. Having released several internationally-acclaimed albums and performing across the US & Europe, it is clear that Harty was born and bred for this. His live shows prove that good storytelling combined with journeyman musicianship is as authentic as music gets.

When Josh is not on the road, he resides in Madison, WI where he enjoys carpentry projects of all kinds and is an active member of the local music scene. Josh is also a long-time member of Folk Alliance and a founding member of The Wisconsin Room: an organization that promotes WI artists to an international audience and brings world- class music to Madison from elsewhere in the form of intimate gigs at various venues.

I can already hear Bob Harris waxing lyrical about this in the early hours of the morning on BBC Radio 2!Fatea Magazine

his voice has that perfect combination of resignation and hopeAmericana UK

http://www.joshharty.com

 

***THE FARGO RAILROAD CO.***

The Fargo Railroad Co. are a southern rock / Americana inspired 4 piece band from Sheffield, UK. Established in 2013 they have already gathered a loyal fan base and continue to add to their numbers playing shows throughout the UK. What is clear is that these boys enjoy being on stage and love playing the music they are producing.

They share a distinct and united love of music with a breadth of appreciation that is truly eclectic – all of this has come together to form their current sound, which has settled in the broad and deep ocean of Southern Rock. Looking at the mighty works of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, ’38 Special etc, doffing a cap to the sweet 70’s sound of Cash, Young, Dylan whilst bringing in more contemporary vibes of Blackberry Smoke and Jason Isbell.

http://www.facebook.com/FargoRailroadCompany

 

Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/287311441957198

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referred to “a colossal triple bill”, and i think last night went some way to proving that right. Massive thanks to The Fargo Railroad Co., The Sea Whores, MG Boulter and everybody who helped fill The Greystones. A great night i hope you’d agree.

WagonWheel Presents… is back in action on Wednesday September 27th when we return to the same venue for the Sheffield debut of Chris Pureka. Completing the line up for what promises to be another special night will be Stoney. Full details are here, hope you can join us then.

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