New Roots Weekly Newsletter Weds 06 Feb

Great New Roots Gigs On The Way!!  Sat 09 Feb to Thurs 21 Feb- Tickets, Details, Videos…

 

 

Hi folks- here’s what’s coming up between now and the 21st Feb, starting with a fantastic New Roots Sessions triple bill at The Harrison this Saturday night with Louis Brennan, Allison Sleator and Rob Corcoran. There are just 10 tickets remaining for this one, don’t miss out! Monday 11th we’re at The Green Note for another great New Roots Session night with Danny Wilson, Michele Stodart and Trevor Moss– this one’s now sold out, so seeya there if you managed to bag a ticket..We stay at the Green Note on Weds 13th for Robin Elliott‘s new trio, with support from Jinnwoo, and return to the Harrison on Weds 20th for a new traditional folk night ‘Basement Traditions’, co-hosted with Folk On Monday. On Thurs 21st we’re back at the Green Note for Smith & Brewer (jaw-dropping’ Americana UK), with support from Paul McClure, and between all of these we have two great free entry Juke Joint Revival nights at The Crown in Battersea- expect the best in pre-50s jazz & blues…Also, we have lots more great shows up now on the website- click HERE to find out what’s coming up, watch videos and buy tickets…Dive in!

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Sat 9 Feb: The New Roots Sessions – Rob Corcoran / Allison Sleator / Louis Brennan Just 10 Tickets Remaining

The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF.
Ph: 020 7278 3966
8.50 adv BUY NOW / 10.00 door
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm sharp.

 

 

 

 

 

New Roots presents THE NEW ROOTS SESSIONS, featuring three superb headline solo artists on a triple-bill. Fully seated, tickets limited to 40 only- advance purchase advised.

Dublin troubadour Rob Corcoran has sailed the high seas of love, heartbreak and excess, and (so far) lives to tell through his gripping, visceral persona. His lyrically compelling, beautifully observed songs are drenched in Celtic soul, drawing from the same deep wells that serve Van Morrison, Mike Scott and Liam O’Maonlai so well. One of Corcoran’s recent compositions ‘Ringing That Bell’ is being performed by the legendary Christy Moore as part of his current touring set.

“I implore you check him out, don’t let me down… this guy is rather special.” Americana UK 9/10

“From the moment he steps on stage, Corcoran perspires authenticity in that fluent way that a hundred record execs have tried and failed to manufacture”. Anne Frankenstein: Jazz FM (UK)

 

 

Allison Sleator is a contemporary folk singer. Across her career she has performed and collaborated with many legendary figures in the Irish folk world , from Donal Lunny (Moving Hearts, Planxty, The Bothy Band), to songwriter Declan O’Rourke, and giants of Irish music The Chieftains amongst many more. In addition, she has spent the last three years exploring South American folklore and music, and currently blends strands of contemporary songwriting, traditional folk and Peruvian musical magic into her set. She is a strikingly unique artist with a singular vision, a true musical original – definitely not to be missed.

 

 

London based Dubliner Louis Brennan is a singer-songwriter in the folk tradition. His folk however aren’t the field hands and travelling minstrels of yore but the repressed middle managers and ennui-ridden urbanites of late stage capitalism. They populate tales of bad sex, half-drunk commutes and interpersonal claustrophobia delivered in Brennan’s cracked baritone, at times intensely intimate, at times broad, peppered with pitch-black humour.

“A master storyteller with a voice like rolling thunder” GQ

“His ability to twist and turn a simple phrase can render the most innocent line into something utterly heartbreaking” CLASH

 

 

SOLD OUT Mon 11 Feb: The New Roots Sessions – Danny Wilson / Michele Stodart / Trevor Moss

The Green Note
106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN
Ph 020 7485 9899
Nearest tube Camden, 2 mins walk
Doors open 7.00 pm
Music from 8.00 pm sharp.

 

New Roots presents THE NEW ROOTS SESSIONS, featuring three superb headline solo artists on a triple-bill. Tickets limited to 60 only- advance purchase advised. Doors open 7.00 pm, music from 8.00 pm sharp.

Danny Wilson’s formidable credentials go back to his days in seminal UK roots rock band Grand Drive with brother Julian, followed by six albums of consistently high calibre output with his enormously successful Danny & The Champions of the World incarnation. In 2016 the band swept the boards at the first UK Americana Awards, winning with Album, Artist and Song of the Year. Alongside Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) and Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing) he has recently formed Bennett, Wilson, Poole (“instant classics… hints of Willie and Levon” Bud Scoppa, Uncut), named Americana-UK’s ‘Band Of The Year’ 2018.

“Some things remain constant… not least Wilson’s unfailing feel for Southern/Celtic soul melodies, and his eloquence of sentiment never allowing affection for his inspirations to lead him in the direction of pointless pastiche when he could break your heart or make you smile instead” MOJO

“One of my favourite-ever songwriters… “ STEVIE CHICK (THE GUARDIAN)

‘..simply exemplary’ FATEA Magazine

 

 

Michele Stodart’s career with the Magic Numbers has taken her around the world, to the biggest stages, selling huge amounts of records and receiving a Mercury nomination along the way. She has to date released two critically acclaimed, beautifully written, roots and soul-drenched solo albums.

‘Stodart’s solo career..sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton and Judee Sill…Etta James..Alison Moorer [&] Gillian Welch. Pieces may well be the most impressive record she’s ever made, with or without brother Romeo and band’. MOJO Magazine

 

 

A hugely respected figure in the world of contemporary UK folk, Trevor Moss has spent the last ten years performing as a duo with his wife Hannah-Lou, releasing four albums with with producers such as Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams/ Laura Marling/ Kings of Leon) , Richard Causon (Lucinda Williams/ The Jayhawks/ Alanis Morrisette) and Dan Carey (Kate Tempest/ Nick Mulvey/ Willy Mason). He has toured the world and supported, amongst others, Tori Amos, Ron Sexsmith, Damon Albarn and Loudon Wainwright, performing everywhere from The Royal Albert Hall to the Ryman Auditorium, and festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Green Man.

 

 

Tues 12 Feb: Juke Joint Revival – guests Dakota Jim’s Old-Time Jazz Revue- Free Entry

The Crown, Battersea
102 Lavender Hill SW11 5RD
Ph 020 7738 1122
Nearest train station Clapham Junction, 10 mins walk
FREE ENTRY
From 7.30 pm pm to 10.00 pm, 2 live sets (approx 8.00 pm & 9.15 pm)

 

Every Tuesday night at The Crown Battersea. 2 live sets of jazz & blues, the first at 8.00 pm & the second at 9.15 pm. Plus a playlist of the very best in old-time jazz, country blues, delta blues, barrelhouse styles, swing, New Orleans rhythm & blues and all things pre-1950s. You’ll also find 5 cask ales, 21 gins (!!), craft beers and great burgers….

Nearest transport Clapham Junction train station (2 stops from London Bridge / 1 stop from Vauxhall). The venue is 6 minutes walk from the train station, straight up Lavender Hill, just past Battersea Arts Centre on the left.

Dakota Jim´s Old-Time Jazz Revue features Dakota Jim on accordion and vocals, and Louisa Jones on vocals and double bass (both from Whiskey Moonface), playing New Orleans classics, old-time jazz standards, and the smokiest of barrelhouse blues. A real treat, guest musicians on the night.

 

Weds 13 Feb: Robin Elliott / Jinnwoo

The Green Note
106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN
Ph 020 7485 9899
10.00 adv BUY NOW / 12.00 Door
Nearest tube Camden, 2 mins walk
Doors open 7.00 pm
Music from 8.00 pm sharp.

 

Robin Elliott returns to the Green Note with a special preview of material from his forthcoming full-length debut, ‘There is a Land’, performing with a three-piece/vocal trio backing group . Robin’s last show at the Green Note was the sell-out launch of 2017’s stark and stunning At Sunset EP, which caused For Folk’s Sake to dub him “one of the purest songwriting talents in music today.”

‘There is a Land’ marks a move to a richer, full-band sound, encompassing Robin’s love for daring, dazzling vocal harmonies, and showcasing his remarkable ability to unite seemingly disparate elements and forms of song in utterly coherent new ways, finding new roads across the old landscape. The record, like his live shows, mixes folk with pop and jazz, traditional forms with modern narrative subversions, absurd performance-art moves with a gruff Northern comedic sensibility.

 

 

Brighton-based visual artist and singer-songwriter Jinnwoo’s critically-acclaimed debut ‘Your Baby’ E.P. resulted in his being named one of The Independent’s ‘Faces to Watch 2015’. His long-awaited debut album ‘Strangers Bring Me No Light.’ was released on the much respected Cargo label on 2nd Sept 2016. The album features collaborations with Malcolm Middleton, Alasdair Roberts, Kami Thompson (The Rails) and Kylie La Grange. His sparse atmospheric folk-soundscapes, laced with ghostly string arrangements and his exceptional acoustic guitar work, offer a kind of ‘spooked’ ‘gothic’ folk that sounds like no other. ‘Strangers Bring Me No Light’ is nothing short of a seminal record and Jinnwoo a true original.

The Independent – “jinnwoo is the most singular new folk talent in some time” 4/5

The Guardian – “Jinnwoo’s gothic folk-croak is a confessional reel unspooling from his innards, a tale of circling doom”

The Line of Best Fit – “A rising talent in the folk world, Jinnwoo has been setting hearts ablaze with his off-kilter guitarisms and distinct, emotive vocals.”

 

 

Tues 19 Feb: Juke Joint Revival – guests The Bottletop Duo- Free Entry

The Crown, Battersea
102 Lavender Hill SW11 5RD
Ph 020 7738 1122
Nearest train station Clapham Junction, 10 mins walk
FREE ENTRY
From 7.30 pm pm to 10.00 pm, 2 live sets (approx 8.00 pm & 9.15 pm)

 

Every Tuesday night at The Crown Battersea. 2 live sets of jazz & blues, the first at 8.00 pm & the second at 9.15 pm. Plus a playlist of the very best in old-time jazz, country blues, delta blues, barrelhouse styles, swing, New Orleans rhythm & blues and all things pre-1950s. You’ll also find 5 cask ales, 21 gins (!!), craft beers and great burgers….

Nearest transport Clapham Junction train station (2 stops from London Bridge / 1 stop from Vauxhall). The venue is 6 minutes walk from the train station, straight up Lavender Hill, just past Battersea Arts Centre on the left.

Tonight we have Adam Beattie in his Bottletop guise (guitar & vox) and accompaniment, with two sets of pre-war jazz & blues songs.

 

Weds 20 Feb: Basement Traditions – Blánid

The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF.
Ph: 020 7278 3966
8.50 adv BUY NOW / 10.00 door
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm sharp.

New Roots teams up with promoters Folk On Monday to present a new monthly night of purely traditional folk music in The Harrison Basement.

Devon & Norther-Irish folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Blánid will play two sets of standards and traditional interpretations of Celtic and British folk. Expect everything from Raglan Road to The Parting Glass, Willie McBride and more.

‘[I] got lost in the woozy, ghostly Celtic soul of BLÁNID’s voice’ Jude Rogers, The Guardian

‘Totally authentic folk… haunting and beautiful’ Sarah Jefferies, Royal Academy of Music

‘…spellbinding…Beautiful ornamentation’. Unicorn Folk Magazine

 

Thurs 21 Feb: Smith & Brewer with support from Paul McClure

The Green Note
106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN
Ph 020 7485 9899
10.00 adv BUY NOW / 12.00 Door
Nearest tube Camden, 2 mins walk
Doors open 7.00 pm
Music from 8.00 pm sharp.

 

Combining classic close harmony style with superbly honed songwriting craft, matched to stunningly virtuosic musicianship, Smith & Brewer produce a brilliantly accessible Roots sound. Taking influence from the The Everly Brothers to Simon & Garfunkel, John Martyn to the countrified Grateful Dead ,the duo recently released their eponymous debut EP to universal press acclaim, and are country working on a highly anticipated debut album. Legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading was first fo discover them, choosing them to support her across two UK tours. They went down a storm Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival’s main stage 2018, were big hits at 2018’s Cambridge Folk Festival, and have just recently completed a string of high profile dates across Britain opening for Ralph McTell.

‘Definitely a duo to watch out for – a modern day replacement for Simon and Garfunkel’ FATEA Magazine

‘..one of the bands of the [Cropredy Festival] weekend…Soulful vocals atop some amazing guitar work, ones to look out for.’ Festivals For All

‘Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer are two of the finest guitarists out there and did two great sets [at Cambridge Folk Festival]. The musical interplay between them is jaw-dropping..’ Americana UK

‘…there’s no doubting just how seriously good Smith & Brewer are and how compactly they work together…’ Folking.com

 

 

Paul McClure is a singer songwriter from Rutland, England, known for his intimate, story telling concerts. Paul’s characters and story lines – in particular the loves, laughs and losses that have come his way – though lyrically often brutally honest, nearly always allow the humorous side of any situation to come forward…Recently featured on Mark Radcliffe‘s Radio 2 show and with an album of new songs released on UK Americana label Clubhouse Records, things are looking up for the Rutland Troubadour.

‘One of the bedrocks of the UK Alternative Country, Folk and Americana scene.’ 3 Chords And The Truth

‘Paul McClure has a voice made to hand out solace, advice and words to cushion the fall with a deep understanding translated easily by his ability to sing from the soul.’ Alternate Root, USA

 

That’s all from New Roots for now- if there’s anything more you’d like to know please drop me an email to newrootsevents@gmail.com. Cheers! Rory.

 

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