Sat 21 March: THE NEW ROOTS SESSIONS – Dan Raza / Lucy Kitt / Trent Miller

DAN RAZA: ‘The real deal’ Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 / “An astonishingly accomplished set of songs, one of which a veteran songwriter would be proud.” R2 Magazine LUCY KITT: “The whole album has a sun- drenched glow, reminiscent of Laurel Canyon in the 1970’s.” Country Music Magazine TRENT MILLER: ‘A darkly underground mix of hangovers, anguished love, mournful blues and lonesome country’ Q Magazine

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
 DIRECTIONS
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.15 pm sharp.
New Roots presents THE NEW ROOTS SESSIONS, A series of Friday and Saturday night events at the Harrison in Kings Cross featuring three superb headline solo artists on a triple-bill. Fully seated, tickets limited to 40 only- advance purchase advised.

One of the mainstays on the London singer-songwriter and folk & roots scene, Dan Raza has been praised by Chris Farlowe, Slaid Cleaves, Mary Gauthier and Jackie Oates and has had one of his songs included by Neil Young on his ‘Living With War’ website. Across his career he has opened for Joan Armatrading, Badly Drawn Boy, Alejandro Escovedo, Cara Dillon and The Sadies, amongst others. Dan’s eponymous debut album was produced by Charlie Hart (Ronnie Lane, Ian Dury, Eric Clapton, Mose Allison). The self-produced follow up, ‘Two’, was released in 2017 and features his band, The Shrouds, as well as appearances from Geraint Watkins (Van Morrison, Paul McCartney), BJ Cole (Dolly Parton, Martin Simpson), Steve Simpson (Eric Bibb, Ronnie Lane), Frank Mead (Albert King, Eric Clapton) and Mosi Conde (Mory Kante, Salif Keita).

‘The real deal’ Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2

“..a writer who has matured into one of this country’s finest” Country Music Magazine
“An astonishingly accomplished set of songs, one of which a veteran songwriter would be proud.” R2 Magazine

Beginning her career with a semi-finalist place at the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk awards, Lucy Kitt has shared the stage with Cara Dillon, Turin Brakes, The Unthanks, Pete Mollinari and Nick Mulvey amongst many others. Major UK festival slots have included Cambridge Folk Festival, The Isle of Wight Festival, Secret Garden Party, and Lounge on the Farm, and Red Rooster Festival. In 2014 she won the Gibson/Sundance song writing competition, and she has recorded internet TV sessions for Mahogany, Balcony TV and On’t Sofa. With 90,000 Soundcloud followers, she released her debut album ‘Stand By’ through Southern Records in 2019 to press acclaim.

“The whole album has a sun- drenched glow, reminiscent of Laurel Canyon in the 1970’s.” Country Music Magazine

 “Beautifully crafted and impeccably delivered”. Maverick Magazine

 

Born and raised in the countryside of north-western Italy, fuelled by dreams of rock’n’roll, Trent Miller made his way to London as a youth, joining the just-blooming Americana circuit. Carrying with him the dual influence of the Beats and darkly troubled songwriters like Gene Clark, Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Thin White Rope’s Guy Kyser, he made his recorded debut on the album Hidden Desert, a tribute to the latter much missed Northern Californians. A veteran of four highly regarded folk-noir albums, over the years his band has featured Paul Cuddeford (Ian Hunter, Cat Stevens), Graham Knight (Simple Kid), Ben Walker (Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker), Paul Lush (Danny & The Champions of The World) and Basia Bartz (Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band).

‘Fans of Gene Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark will recognise a kindred spirit in his glowering meditations and steely worldview’ Daily Mirror

‘A darkly underground mix of hangovers, anguished love, mournful blues and lonesome country’ Q Magazine
‘Dark and mystical poetic lyrics, passionate delivery, all blended with dreamy yet shadowy melodies… a unique force in what can be described as twisted and edgy folk MusicNews.com

 

 

 

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