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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 Rose Hill, 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

Baltimore’s Letitia VanSant first came to prominence in 2017 when she won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Song-writing competition - an honour previously granted to many who went on to become big names, such as Lucinda Williams and Nanci Griffith.

Since releasing her debut album in Europe, the powerfully impressive singer-song-writer has won a legion of new fans…and many glowing reviews.

Writing at AmericanaUK, Paul Kerr said she was “wonderful - a great songwriter with a glorious voice,” and at Folk Radio UK, writer and radio presenter Mike Davies delivered more praise, calling her “terrific.”

Over at the Three Chords and The Truth online blog, which has a huge global audience, David Hughes said: “Brandi Carlile and Courtney Marie Andrews may have to make a little room for a new artist on the block,” while respected music writer Marc Higgins described the album as “captivating,” and awarding it a top 5-star rating, added: “The song-writing is sparkling and she has a stop-the-traffic voice.”

Here, she makes her UK debut in duo format with her band’s guitarist David McKindley-Ward, a long-standing collaborator, who also doubles up on vocal harmonies.

Tues Sept 17: Kingsmead House, High Wycombe
Wed Sept 18: The Forge, Anvil Arts, Basingstoke
Thurs Sept 19: PI Gigs at Cwtch Music Venue, Pembroke Dock
Fri Sept 20: The Pump House, Louth
Sat Sept 21: Vertex Festival, Village Hall, West Kilbride
Sun Sept 22: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Mon Sept 23: Rest Day
Tues Sept 24: FREE
Wed Sept 25: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Thurs Sept 26: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy  
Fri Sept 27: FREE
Sat Sept 28: The Crypt, Tabernacle, St David’s, Pembs  
Sun Sept 29: Green Note, Camden

Following his most successful UK tour this far, we are delighted to be welcoming Nathan Bell back to Europe in October for a short run of dates that will end with an appearance at the big Ramblin’ Roots festival in Utrecht.

Voted Male Performer of The Year in the Readers' Poll at AmericanaUK at the end of 2017, at the end of 2018, he was once again named as runner up in that same category - a sure sign that he remains hugely popular with UK audiences.

Nathan will have TWO new albums released in the summer - perfect timing for tons of media attention ahead of this tour.

Wed October 9: Kingsmead House, High Wycombe
Thurs October 10: FREE
Fri October 11: PI Gigs @ Café Cwtch, Pembroke Dock
Sat Oct 12: FREE
Sun Oct 13: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon Oct 14: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues Oct 15: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed Oct 16: Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
Thurs Oct 17: The Admiral, Glasgow
Fri Oct 18: FREE
Sat Oct 19: Ramblin’ Roots Festival, Utrecht

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!”

Weds Nov 6: Fishery Wharf Café, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
Thurs Nov 7: Green Note, London
Fri Nov 8: Brighton Electric, Brighton
Sat Nov 9: The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber
Sun Nov 10: Jumpin Hot Club at Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
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: Morris Hall, Shrewsbury  
Sat Nov 16: Selby Town Hall
Sun Nov 17: The Grapes, Stranraer  

They were our most successful touring act in 2018 with glowing reviews everywhere they went and spontaneous testimonials from some of the most respected bookers and promoters on the circuit.

The buzz generated was so hot that Celtic Connections added them late to the programme by creating a slot that had not been planned - and the event was one of the first to become sold-out, confirming the level of hunger there was to catch them in action.

They will return for these dates having recorded and released a double album as a follow-up to their hugely successful "Songs of The Hollow."

We predict they will become much talked about once again.

Wed Nov 27: The Old Ship Inn, Lowdham
Thurs Nov 28: Green Note, Camden
Fri Nov 29: Grayshott Village Hall, Nr Hindhead, Surrey
Sat Nov 30: The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Sun Dec 1: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon Dec 2: Rest Day
Tues Dec 3: Star Folk Club, Glasgow
Wed Dec 4: The Atkinson, Southport (with Mikey Kenney Band)
Thurs Dec 5: Montrose Folk Club
Fri Dec 6: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (with Mikey Kenney Band)  
Sat Dec 7: Village Hall, West Kilbride (with Mikey Kenney Band)
Sun Dec 8: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (with Mikey Kenney Band)  
Mon Dec 9: Rest Day
Tues Dec 10: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan (with Mikey Kenney Band)
Wed Dec 11: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles (with Mikey Kenney Band)
Thurs Dec 12: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy

Multi-talented and creatively exuberant Mikey Kenney is well established as an artist who creates joy and much cause for celebration wherever he turns to perform (invariably with a host of other musical kindred spirits keen to tap into the whole experience).

Here, in 4-piece format, audiences who are newcomers to his music will find out why everyone has been raving about him. The new album, The Reverie Road, has been winning glowing reviews.

Awarding it a top 5-star rating, fRoots magazine said: “Mikey Kenney is an artist for whom music is a calling, not a career choice, and this CD represents the work of a singular and inspiring talent…unfettered by expectations of geography or genre, and a wanderer of worlds both seen and invisible, Kenny is an authentic free spirit.”
Grab yourself a fix. Enjoy.

Tues Dec 3: The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny
Wed Dec 4: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport (with CUA)
Thurs Dec 5: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri Dec 6: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (with CUA)
Sat Dec 7: Village Hall, West Kilbride (with CUA)
Sun Dec 8: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (with CUA)
Mon Dec 9: rest day
Tues Dec 10: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan (with CUA)
Wed Dec 11: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles (with CUA)

One of our most popular touring bands, Amanda Ann Platt & The Honeycutters will return to these shores from their base in western North Carolina with a brand new album to promote, intent on building their considerable and enthusiastic fan base on this side of the Atlantic.

“Amanda Platt has one of those gorgeous heartache-drenched voices that brings to mind Loretta Lynn or Sheryl Crow” – Julian Piper, Acoustic magazine

“Remarkable! Delicious country songs”
– David Innes, RnR magazine

Fri Jan 17: Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Sat Jan 18: The Water Rats, Kings Cross, London
Sun Jan 19: Whitstable Sessions, Kent
Mon Jan 20: Rest Day
Tues Jan 21: Scotland (details tbc)
Wed Jan 22: Scotland (details tbc)
Thurs Jan 23: Greystones, Sheffield
Fri Jan 24: Town Hall Live, Kirton in Lindsey
Sat Jan 25: Harrow Inn, High Wycombe

Mississippi Delta songbird Bronwynne Brent returns to these shores with a brand new album to promote, and those who have enjoyed privileged access to finished tracks pre-release are saying it's a stunner.

Bronwynne will once again be joined by other musicians to complete these dates in trio format.

The much-anticipated new album is sure to attract a lot of media attention. BBC's Bob Harris and other nationwide radio presenters have continued to feature her music on a regular basis.

'Whispering' Bob invited her in to his London studios to record a session when she was last over here. He told listeners her material is: "absolutely gorgeous - really special!"

Wed March 4: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport
Thurs March 5: AVAILABLE
Fri March 6: Selby Town Hall
Sat March 7: Fishery Wharf Café, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
Sun March 8: Whitstable Sessions, Kent
Mon March 9: Rest Day
Tues March 10: Green Note, Camden
Wed March 11: Old Ship Inn, Lowdham
Thurs March 12: Courtroom Sessions, Town Hall, Middlesbrough
Fri March 13: Doncaster Roots  
Sat March 14: AVAILABLE
Sun March 15: The Live Room at Caroline Club, Saltaire  
Mon March 16: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues March 17: Rest Day
Wed March 18: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Thurs March 19: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri March 20: Fallen Angels Club at Glad Café, Glasgow
Sat March 21: Toll Gavel Methodist Church, Beverley
Sun March 22: Top Secret Blues Festival, Scarbrough (afternoon)

May Erlewine made a big impression when she played Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival, winning a standing ovation from a big crowd when she opened for The Mammals, before her own sold-out headline show.

She has subsequently toured here twice, appearing at Edinburgh’s TradFest event and Shetland Folk Festival too, where she emerged as one of the favourites on the programme.

When she returns for these dates, May will be promoting her brand new album which is due for release at the end of this year and is sure to win her more media attention.

On her home patch she is known as Michigan's Songbird and, as a member of the Earthworks Music Collective, a group of independent artists who share resources and encourage a free-flow of creativity, has access to some of the best musicians in the State. In 2019, she had Charlie Muench (ex-Stray Birds) and PJ George of Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys as her sidemen and next time, she will be touring once more in trio format.

Wed April 22: Fallen Angels Club @ Glad Café, Glasgow
Thurs April 23: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri April 24: Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon
Sat April 25: Universal Hall, Findhorn
Sun April 26: AVAILABLE
Mon April 27: Rest Day
Tues April 28: AVAILABLE
Wed April 29: The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny
Thurs April 30: Whitstable Sessions at the Duke of Cumberland
Fri May 1: The Live Room, Saltaire  
Sat May 2: The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber
Sun May 3: The Square Tower, Portsmouth  
Mon May 4: Rest Day
Wed May 5: Green Note, Camden

Multiple Juno Awards-winning Canadian supergroup, The Fretless, return to exhilarate audiences once again.

The buzz they generated at Celtic Connections Festival was amazing, completely confirming all that had been written about them. The same happened after they appeared as one of the main visiting attractions at Shetland Folk Festival and Edinburgh’s annual Tradfest event. After they took the prestigious Baltimore Fiddle Fair in Cork, by storm, organiser Declan McCarthy said: “In a weekend full of highlights, The Fretless were many people’s favourite. We’d have them back anytime!”

The band has consistently won four and five-star ratings for albums they’ve released. Songlines praised one as having “a plethora of thrilling moments” while fRoots magazine placed them “in the elite category.” RnR magazine said their music was “high quality, inventive and absolutely full of life and energy.”

Tues May 26: Swaledale Festival, St Andrew’s Church, Grinton, N. Yorkshire
Wed May 27: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles (with Thunder and Rain)
Thurs May 28: Mareel, Shetland
Sat May 30: Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon
Mon June 1: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues June 2: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed June 3: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport  
Thurs June 4: rest day
Fri June 5: The Live Room, Saltaire  
Sat June 6: Green Note, Camden
Sun June 7: Whitstable Sessions, Kent
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