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that bar happened to be The Greystones last night where WagonWheel Presents… and a rather lovely crowd were enjoying a fabulous night’s music from M&J Blues and The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys. Thanks as always to them and those that came out, including that bloke Richard Hawley who fancied trying out his new guitar so along with bandmate Shez Sheridan joined the Cowboys for their second set.

We’ll be back at The Greystones this coming Wednesday June 26th when we’re joined by those Good Lovelies and William Barstow. You can find all the details on that one here, we hope you can join us then.

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aren’t enough words to describe how good last night was. Thanks once again go to the amazing Matt Andersen, more than capably supported by a great set from Grassoline. A big thank you to them also and the fabulous crowd that turned out too.

WagonWheel Presents… returns to The Greystones on Friday June 21st, and we’ve got a treat for fans of all things old time country, Cajun, Western swing and bluesy rock ‘n’ roll. Not only will we be joined by The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys, but we also have M&J Blues getting the evening under way too. Full details are here. We hope to see you then.

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We’ve added several new shows to our diary in the last week or so. All are now on sale via our WeGotTickets page at http://www.wegottickets.com/wagonwheelpresents

Coming to The Greystones on Tuesday March 12th we have Dave Harding of alt-country legends Richmond Fontaine as he undertakes his first solo tour of the UK. Support comes from The Farewell State (solo) and more.

On Friday April 26th our Shakespeares shows resume in their usual slot of the last Friday of the month. US songstress Jess Klein joins us for this one, something we’re very much looking forward too.

Friday June 21st once again sees us at The Greystones with an all too rare visit from The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys and their unique blend of Country, Cajun and Western Swing paying tribute to the likes of Hank Williams, George Jones, Gram Parsons and The Louvin Brothers. We’re also very pleased to have Sheffield’s premier father & son rock ‘n’ roll duo M&J Blues play this show.

Last but by no means least, the Good Lovelies return to Sheffield on Wednesday June 26th following on from their fabulous set at The Greystones last year.

Tickets for Dave Harding can also be bought from The Greystones bar (12-6pm), The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys and Good Lovelies tickets will be available from there next week.

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On Friday June 21st, WagonWheel Presents… is delighted to welcome the The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys back to Sheffield, in their own words “probably the best band you’ve never seen”. Those of you lucky enough to have seen them before know we’re in for a night of the finest old time Country, Cajun and Western Swing at The Geystones. As if that wasn’t enough, we also have Sheffield’s own rock ‘n’ rollin’ father & son duo M&J Blues to kick things off with a bang. A fantastic night out guaranteed. Advance tickets priced at £5 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/209254 or over the bar in the venue (12-6pm). Entry on the night will be £6. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.



The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys, probably the best band you’ve never seen are back .

In the dark and dismal early 80’s, before you were born and when Britain was still in black and white, 3 men had a vision, a dream and indeed a calling. Somehow The Thin Man, Clive Mellor and Mog decided it was their life’s vocation to make people love country music. Before Alt Country, before New Country before Americana and before a million hipsters wore Johnny Cash T shirts The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys were formed just to let people know the truth. Hank Williams, George Jones, Gram Parsons, The Louvins etc had a body of work that any one with a heart, a soul and a hard luck story would love. Turned out the plan worked and after turning Chorlton Irish Club into a regular venue and packing it out every week the cowboys’ reputation and alongside it the love of country music in the North West grew.

The Cowboys more or less called it a day in the 90’s but realised that they enjoyed each other’s company and the joy that came ( to them and audiences) from bashing out their unique blend of Country, Cajun and Western Swing so occasional gigs were played, often more by accident than design.

In the last decade the Cowboys have played an average of 4 gigs a year, but, as none of us are getting any younger and having narrowly missed the end of the world twice in recent times. They’ve decided to up the ante and play at least 6 gigs a year. That included a recent one month residency at The King’s Arms in Salford. Tonight they make a welcome return to Sheffield after two years away.

They may well be penniless, but whilst they continue to play some of the most joyful, energetic and downright danceable Western swing in the UK they won’t ever be lonely.Larry Gott (James)

People still talk about the Beatles residency at Hamburgs Star Club… Ditto the Velvet Underground regular as clock work engagements at Max’s Kansas City!? Me? I’m still talking about the Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys residency at the Kings Arms Salford….AND IT’S NOT EVEN STARTED YET!!!Marc Riley (6 Music)

Many folk felt that Country music died with the passing of Patsy Cline or that old country schmoozer Jim Reeves. Others thought that the more recent passings of Mr Cash and Kitty Wells spelt the end. Beyond those gravestones and fare thee wells were another breed. A breed they called the Lonesome, the Penniless, the Cowboys. They make music that keeps Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson sleeping on their backs with one eye open.” Paul Heaton

***M&J BLUES***

M&J Blues

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. The ever popular duo will kick the night off in fine style.


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