Sat 14th Jan: Leonie Evans/ Ruth Theodore/ Ned Roberts

“I was just blown away by her” Cerys Matthews, BBC  6Music

Sat 14th Jan, The Slaughtered Lamb, EC1V 0DX. Doors 7.30 pm Adv ticket £8.50 Buy Now / Doors £10.00


Leonie Evans started been performing at the age of 5 and has never stopped….Her never ending tour has brought her to the furthest reaches of Britain, Europe, Japan & the USA. What sets Leonie Evans her apart from just a discography and list of tour dates are the countless guest vocals, collaborations, performances in the streets and jazz clubs of New Orleans, spontaneous jams at parties and festivals and, perhaps most precious of all, the sprawling web of connections growing between Leonie and her ever-expanding family of musical sisters and brothers.

Her output to date has included two exquisite albums of dreamy, jazzy, unclassifiable song craft as part of the Bristol-based quartet Rae, a series of limited edition solo CDs, and a just-released, ecstatically received album ‘Collaborations Volume 1’, recorded in 9 different locations and featuring 34 guest musicians. Artists featured include Riognach Connolly (The Breath/ Honeyfeet), Brooke Sharkey, Liam Magill (Syd Arthur) and Adam Beattie. Expect some surprise guests at this performance!

“I was just blown away by her” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 2016

“Jazz and Folk flirt en route to New Orleans via Canterbury with Evans’ slinky, supple vocal…One slot on Later with Jools holland is all it would take” Prog Magazine


Known for her quirky, insightful, poetic lyrics and insidious melodies, Ruth Theodore‘s use of unconventional guitar techniques and tunings has thrilled listeners since the release of her 2007 debut, ‘Worm Food’. Her new album released on ‘Cacatacus’ on Aveline Records has been v0ted #7 on the MOJO Top 10 Folk Albums 2016, and  saw Ruth crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with Todd Sickafoose, best known for his work with Ani DiFranco and recently producer of two award-winning albums for Anais Mitchell. As Sickafoose notes… “Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet”.

“Extraordinary… .” ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Beautiful, sad, wonderful..’ ★★★★ MOJO Magazine



Ned Roberts is a wonderfully accomplished folk musician with a timeless quality to his sound. His perfectly balanced Laurel Canyon-esque songs delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility sit comfortably amongst the classics of the acoustic folk world. He recently released his debut album to rave reviews, recorded in L.A. and produced by Luther Russell (Noah and The Whale/ Richmond Fontaine), and completed a support tour with folk legend Anais Mitchell.

‘Absolutely gorgeous stuff…one to really get excited about’ Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music

‘An understated gem’ – The Independent on Sunday




New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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