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With their roots in traditional bluegrass and folk, this Colorado-based five-piece has established a strong footing, appealing to the same audience as The Stray Birds, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and The Railsplitters. Fusing elements of rock and pop with acoustic instrumentation, they have created a very distinctive sound of their own.

It took the release of their superb 2017-issued “Start Believing” album to stimulate the UK media into paying serious attention. Reviews were fittingly flattering and they got a load of radio exposure too.

“Imagine The Stray Birds with a slightly bigger sound,” declared Maverick magazine, while FolkRadioUK maintained they were “recalling the early days of 10,000 Maniacs.”

Over at RnR magazine, a writer who is taken more seriously than many, David Innes, told readers: “There’s something special happening here,” while AmericanaUK recommended them as having “a lovely warm, genuine feel that will brighten your day.”

Wed March 6: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport
Thurs March 7: Blue Sky Café, Bangor
Fri March 8: The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Sat March 9: Selby Town Hall
Sun March 10: Green Note, London
Mon March 11: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues March 12: The Final Whistle, Southwell, Notts
Wed March 13: The Forge, Anvil Arts, Basingstoke
Thurs March 14: PI Gigs at Burnetts Hill, Martletwy, Narbeth
Fri March 15: Town Hall Live, Kirton in Lindsey  
Sat March 16: Square and Compass, Worth Matravers
Sun March 17: Whistable Sessions, Kent  
Mon March 18: Rest Day
Tues March 19: The Courthouse Sessions, Middlesborough Town Hall
Thurs March 21: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri March 22: Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
Sat March 23: Tin Hut, Gartly, by Huntly
Sun March 24: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon March 25: Rest Day  
Tues March 26: The Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed March 27: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

In combining their musical passion, Richie and Rosie are widely regarded as one of the best duos on the circuit, drawing a colourful palette from American old-time, Appalachian folk, Blues, African, Rock, Cajun, and Country music, and taking the fiddle/banjo combination to a well-settled place as they continue to expand the boundaries of tradition.

Renowned for their incredibly refined skills, diverse musical influence and honest storytelling, the pair exemplify the power and magic of two people doing what comes naturally to them…making sweet music together.

Sun Apr 21: The Canteen, Bristol
Mon Apr 22: The Bell Inn, Bath
Tues Apr 23: The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny
Wed Apr 24: Warthog Promotions at The Old Ship Inn, Lowdham
Thurs Apr 25: Café No 9, Sheffield
Fri Apr 26: Downstairs at Green Note, Camden

May Erlewine made a big impression when she played UK festival dates with her side project, The Sweet Water Warblers, in 2017. Now, she tours in her own right, with two of her renowned backing band to perform in the trio format that has been on the road in the USA.

Ever since she released her stunning solo album Mother Lion, we have been fielding requests from promoters seeking a date. Yet, she’s no newcomer – far from it, having an extensive back catalogue (nineteen albums spanning several different projects).

UK reviewers swooned as they wrote about the latest release. At Folk Radio UK, Mike Davies said: “She’s looking to tour the UK with her own band which will no doubt serve to widen her fan base here. You really should set up an alert for those dates now.”

At AmericanaUK, Michael Farley lebelled it “superb - a coming of age” release. Country Music People said she was “a huge musical talent,” RnR magazine told readers the album was “enchanting” and Country Music magazine called it “mesmerising.”

Thurs April 25: Green Note, London
Fri April 26: Town Hall Live, Kirton in Lindsey
Sat April 27: Tumbleweed @ Seven Arts, Leeds
Sun April 28: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Mon April 29: Soundhouse, Edinburgh
Tues April 30: Glassel Hall, Banchory
Wed May 1: Rest Day
Thurs May 2: Shetland Folk Festival
Fri May 3: Shetland Folk Festival
Sat May 4: Shetland Folk Festival  
Sun May 5: Shetland Folk Festival
Mon May 6: s Shetland Folk Festival  

Multi-Juno award-winning Canadian supergroup The Fretless (2017 Instrumental Album of The Year) also picked up two nominations in the Canadian Folk Music Awards (Best Contemporary Album and Instrumental Group of The Year). The accolade was great news for a band that continues to grow in stature around the world, seen by many as one of the most powerfully charged forces on the roots music circuit.

Previously, they had gathered in some similarly impressive honours on their home turf but it took the release of the Bird’s Nest album to win them the attention they deserved on this side of the Atlantic.

Consistently given four and five-star ratings, Songlines magazine loved its “plethora of thrilling moments” while fRoots magazine placed them “in the elite category.”
RNR magazine said it was “high quality, inventive and absolutely full of life and energy.”

They rocked Celtic Connections with stunning shows in 2018 and emerged triumphant from Shetland Folk festival too, after releasing the superb Live From The Art Farm album.

Wed May 1: Green Note, Camden
Thurs May 2: The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Fri May 3: Pennar Hall, Pembroke Dock
Sat May 4: Selby Town Hall
Sun May 5: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon May 6: Edinburgh TradFest
Tues May 7: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed May 8: Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast
Thurs May 9: The Chamber at Bangor Castle, Bangor
Fri May 10: Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul  
Sat May 11: Baltimore Fiddle Festival
Sun May 12: Baltimore Fiddle Festival  

One of the most powerful singer-songwriters the world has ever produced, Terry Lee Hale has been making great records for twenty five years.

He first made an impact on the Seattle scene, playing the clubs and bars with his open guitar tunings and dark, dangerous songs, and went on to build a faithful fan base that’s spread around the planet.

In 2013, he delivered The Long Draw on Glitterhouse Records, and Bound, Chained, Fettered appeared in 2016, built from truthful stories sung with a voice that reflects and carries the emotional weight of time, obstacles overcome and wisdom earned.

Those who have seen the man in action will tell you that this is as good as it gets.

Thurs June 6: The Forge, Anvil Arts, Basingstoke
Fri June 7: Date Available
Sat June 8: Kingsmead House Concert, High Wycombe
Sun June 9: Green Note, Camden
Mon June 10: Rest Day
Tues June 11: Grateful Fred's House Concert, Birkdale, Merseyside
Wed June 12: Soundhouse Organisation house concert, Edinburgh
Thurs June 13: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri June 14: The Bothy, Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire
Sat June 15: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen  
Sun June 16: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon June 17: Rest Day  
Tues June 18: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed June 19: Glasgow (venue tbc)
Thurs June 20: The Haining, Selkirk
Fri June 21: Courtroom Sessions, Middlesborough
Sat June 22: The Pump House, Louth, Lincs
Sun June 23: PI Gigs at The Drovers, Puncheston, Haverfordwest, Pembs

Arguably the most powerful of the new breed of bands which are steeped in the old-time Appalachian style, these masters of their trade have been described as three of the most accomplished musicians playing on this planet, and that is not overstating the case.

John Showman might be better known to most Americana fans as the main vocalist with super-talented alt-country band, New Country Rehab, Chris Coole is a well-established singer-songwriter with a considerable pedigree and bassman Max Heineman has earned himself the kind of plaudits normally reserved for those who are much longer in the tooth.

And, these old-time saviours write new material that slots in perfectly to keep the balance between ancient and modern sweetly paced and finely tuned. You’ll feel the energy of three passionate musicians playing the bejesus out of those instruments and loving every minute.

The band triumphed at this year’s MerleFest where the discerning audience knows ‘stand-out’ from more-of-the-same.

“A rip roaring hoedown and a rawness fans love” – Maverick magazine

Fri Sept 6: Green Note, Camden
Sat Sept 7: Sweet Sunny South Festival, Sussex
Sun Sept 8: The Prince Albert, Brighton
Mon Sept 9: Rest day
Tues Sept 10: The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny
Wed Sept 11: Burnett’s Hill, Chapel, Martletwy, Narberth
Thurs Sept 12: The Globe, Hay-on-Wye
Fri Sept 13: South Holland Centre, Spalding
Sat Sept 14: The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Sun Sept 15: The Live Room, Caroline Street Club, Saltaire  
Mon Sept 16: Rest Day
Tues Sept 17: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed Sept 18: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Thurs Sept 19: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri Sept 20: The Tin Hut, Gartly
Sat Sept 21: Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon
Sun Sept 22: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

They took Celtic Connections by storm and triumphed too at Denmark's big Tønder Festival.

Then, 3hattrio ended 2018 on a high after being voted runner-up in the Best Band of The Year category of the annual Readers' Poll at AmericanaUK.

When we last toured them, many promoters told us straight away: “Wow! We want them back!”

With banjo, guitar, fiddle and double bass, the extraordinarily evocative music and richly-burnished vocals of this internationally-acclaimed band can raise the hairs on the back of your neck as they create a sound that responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park, Utah.

They have been described as everything from “fascinating,” “original and addictive” and “enchanting,” to “unique.”

BBC presenter Ricky Ross was so impressed he invited them into the studio to play ‘live’ on his Another Country radio show.

Their live shows won them 5-star reviews from the critics. American Roots UK said their Solitaire CD was “incredible - an Album of The Year contender,” while Folk Radio UK said they were “hugely atmospheric”

Tues August 27: The Tin Hut, Gartly, Aberdeenshire
Wed August 28: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Thurs August 29: Reeth Memorial Hall, North Yorkshire
Fri August 30: The Live Room, Saltaire
Sat August 31: Green Note, Camden
Sun Sept 1: Whitstable Sessions, Kent
Mon Sept 2: Rest Day
Tues Sept 3: Cwtch Music Venue, Pembroke Dock
Wed Sept 4: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport
Thurs Sept 5: The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber  
Fri Sept 6: FREE
Sat Sept 7: Village Hall, West Kilbride  
Sun Sept 8: Music in The Marquee (matinee), The Haining, Selkirk
Mon Sept 9: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues Sept 10: REST DAY
Wed Sept 11: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Thurs Sept 12: FREE
Fri Sept 13: Bacchus Hotel, Sutton On Sea, Lincs
Sat Sept 14: FREE

Hot Cincinnati 4-piece, The Tillers have been thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea.

Four studio albums and one live record have won them praise as modern folk storytellers of the national soundscape.

Invigorating as it gets, they count many of their peers as fans. For instance, Iris Dement says: “I could sit and listen to them all night long!”

Wed Nov 6: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport
Thurs Nov 7: Green Note, London
Fri Nov 8: The Prince Albert, Brighton
Sat Nov 9: The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber
Sun Nov 10: The Grapes, Stranraer
Mon Nov 11: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues Nov 12: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed Nov 13: The Old Ship Inn, Lowdham, Notts
Thurs Nov 14: Kitchen Garden Café, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Fri Nov 15: Wightman Theatre, Shrewsbury  
Sat Nov 16: Selby Town Hall
Sun Nov 17: Jumpin Hot Club at The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne  
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