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Thurs 17 Aug: Dai & The Ramblers/ Ady Johnson

Venue: The Green Note, Camden NW1 7AN Ph 020 7485 9899

Doors open 7.00 pm, nearest tube Camden, three mins walk.

Tickets £8.50 adv BUY NOW

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4-piece Dai & The Ramblers recorded their debut album Duw Duw, crammed full of theirsuperbly soulful brand of Cajun and New Orleans flavoured honky-tonk, folk and gonzo jazz, at the legendary Toe Rag studios. Songwriter and singer Dai Price comes from Newport in South Wales, and previously worked with psychedelic cumbia outfit Los Chinches. Rupert Gillett grew up in Germany, and plays double bass and cello. He also performs with the London Klezmer Quartet and produces records at The Cabin studio in Walthamstow. Sheffield-born Alan Dunn plays piano and accordion, and has worked with folk legends such as Loudon Wainright III and Fairport Convention‘s Richard Thompson. South African fiddler Bob Loveday has performed and recorded with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Paul McCartney. They’re a fantastic band, with wonderful songs, all delivered by brilliant musicians, we’re really looking forward to this one!!

“I love his voice; I love the whole band.” Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South)

“Absolutely gorgeous… They make a beautiful sound.” Janice Long (BBC Radio 2)

“A joyous romp… will raise your spirits and gladden your heart” Michael Farley (Americana UK)

 

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London based singer songwriter Ady Johnson has shared the stage with the likes of Willy Mason and Ben Howard. His accomplished, finely crafted style filters the distinctly English tones of Ray Davies and Steve Marriot through a classic, soulful acoustic folk style. His most recent release was recorded with Mercury nominated/ BBC award winning producer Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson) and brings together the soulful delivery and intimacy of Ady’s live performances.

“…if this is his musical CV – he’s got the job.” Rudie Humphrey – Americana UK

“Damn good!” Tom Robinson – BBC Radio 6 Music

 

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Jacob & Drinkwater/ Alice Phelps

The Winemakers Club, 41a Farringdon Street, EC4a 4aN.

Tickets £10.00 adv BUY NOW

Doors open 7.00 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon 3 mins walk/ Blackfriars 5 mins walk

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The Winemakers is a strikingly atmospheric 70 capacity theatre-style candle-lit stone arch in the tunnel vaults of Holborn Viaduct. It’s attached to the Winemakers Club, an independently run wine and craft beer bar. the bar is open to ticket holders only.
Blessed with a wonderfully emotive voice and a talent for songwriting that ranges from the intimate to the epic, Tobias Ben Jacob played in The Roots Union alongside Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.) Some career highlights to date have included a session for BBC’s ‘Late Junction‘ on Radio 3, sharing the stage with Fleet Foxes J.Tillman, and appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Electric Picnic.
Upright bass player Lukas Drinkwater is in heavy demand as a performer and session musician having performed and recorded with a catalogue of acclaimed artists. Rock’n’Reel magazine describe their sound together as ‘inventive and thrilling‘, R2 magazine have recently included them on their covermount cd, and the duo have been featured on Tom Robinson‘s 6Music show and Mark Radcliffe‘s BBC Radio 2 folk show.
‘Inventive and thrilling’ R2: Rock n Reel
 
‘Definitely one to watch out for’ Late Junction .BBC Radio 3
 
‘Stand out new folk… superb.. excellent’ Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6

Alice Phelps leads her band on harp and powerfully husky vocals, augmented by double bass, percussion, cello, violin and backing vocals. Influenced by folk from near and far, Celtic to Eastern, she experiments with delay, blues motifs, and intricate melodies and rhythms to create a melting pot of contemporary and traditional styles, treversing the territories between psychedelic folk and cosmic jazz. This is a truly unique band, not to be missed.

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Tues 11 July: Alden, Patterson & Dashwood/ The Georgia Shackleton Trio

The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden NW1 7AN. Ph 020 7485 9899

Nearest tube Camden, 3 mins walk.  Doors open 7.00 pm.

Tickets £9.00  BUY NOW 

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Taking inspiration from the twin pillars of American bluegrass and English folk, ALDEN, PATTERSON & DASHWOOD weave rich harmonies with fiddle, dobro and mandolin around a combination of finely crafted original compositions and traditional songs. The trio features members of much respected Norwich folk bands Murphy’s Lore, Woodland Creatures and Dumbfoundus.

‘It’s lovely stuff’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016

★★★★★ fRoots – ‘Might be the best debut CD of the year!’

★★★★ Songlines – ‘Obviously something of enormous promise’

★★★★ R2 – ‘Talented and poetic triumvirate’

WEBSITE: https://aldenpattersonanddashwood.com/

 

Formed in 2015, THE GEORGIA SHACKLETON TRIO are an exciting new act touring The UK and Europe, playing a blend of Americana, contemporary bluegrass, folk and self-penned material instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions. Recently the band have performed main stage slots at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, and Folk East, as well as performing throughout Broadstairs Folk Week amongst others.

‘★★★★’ R2 magazine

‘Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured’ fRoots Magazine

‘Hugely talented’ Mike Harding

‘The combined forces of the trio deliver a stylish mix of material and influences with tremendous panache’ FATEA

WEBSITE  www.georgiashackletontrio.co.uk

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Sun 2 July: Minimal Klezmer (playing two sets)

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF. Ph 020 7278 3966.

Doors open 7.30 pm, nearest tube Kings Cross, 6 mins walk.

£7.00 adv BUY NOW / £8.00 door.

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New Roots is proud to present the return to the UK of the magical Minimal Klezmer. If you’re a fan of klezmer music you won’t have seen anything like this before. Phenomenal musicianship combines with a comedic physicality and a talent for abstraction to make for a spectacularly entertaining performance. The band will be playing two forty minute sets on the night with a twenty minute interval in between.

Born in the streets of London and based in Venice, Minimal Klezmer Trio was founded in 2011 by three musicians united by a background in classical music, an inclination towards improvisation, and a fatal passion for klezmer.

Their repertoire consists strictly of pieces of Eastern European origin with original arrangements that, in contrast to the more sacred and meditative aspects of klezmer, brings out the ironic, improvisational, and cabaretesque elements of the music.

The minimal line-up of the trio, consisting of “portable” and acoustic instruments, is directly inspired by small klezmer street-formations, learned from the old recordings of Jacob Gegna, Josef Solinski and Mihal Viteazul dating from the early twentieth century.

Minimal Klezmer have enjoyed many prestigious concerts, recordings and radio appearances all over Europe, collaborating and sharing the stage with a host of renowned klezmer groups and musicians (the Amsterdam Klezmer Band and Socalled to name just two). They have played many of the most important international klezmer, folk and jazz festivals (Les Nuit d’O- Montepellier 2016, Jewish Jazz Festival-Bologna 2016,Rhythms of The World- Hitchin 2014, Adriatico Mediterraneo Festival-Ancona 2013, VENETO JAZZ-Venezia 2016 and many more). This unique and intimate performance is definitely not to be missed!

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Weds 2 Aug: Samantha Whates & Josienne Clarke

Venue: The Green Note, Camden NW1 7AN Ph 020 7485 9899

Doors open 7.00 pm, nearest tube Camden, three mins walk.

Tickets £10.00 adv BUY NOW

 

 

New Roots presents a brand new project from Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates

Josienne Clarke is best known for her work with guitarist/arranger Ben Walker, winners of BBC Radio 2’s Folk Award for Best Duo, 2015 and nominees again in 2017. Later that year she appeared in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good at The National Theatre, performing two of her compositions in the show. She and Walker have just released their third album on the internationally renowned Rough Trade label.

Samantha Whates‘ beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. Recent performances include Kings Place and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall. She recently released her debut Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM).

Samantha Whates and Josienne Clarke met on the London acoustic music scene not far off a decade ago, forging a firm friendship from the off. Often invited to perform on the same bill, they began to sing backing vocals on each other’s work; that informal collaboration has now become a joint project. Both highly accomplished singers in their own right, the combination of their vocal power is very special. As seasoned performers expect superb harmony, fine interpretation and wonderful craft, and the chance to see two great friends at the very top of their game.

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Sun 25th June: Sailing Stones/ Daniel Ferguson

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF. Ph 020 7278 3966.

Doors open 7.30 pm, nearest tube Kings Cross, 6 mins walk.

£7.00 adv BUY NOW/ £8.00 door.

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Dublin-born singer songwriter Jenny Lindfors returns with a new moniker and new music. Sailing Stones emerges from a period of self-discovery, self-production, and a new musical approach. Lindfors seraphic voice underpins a masterfully economic, poetic songwriting ability. Her musical palette looks back to the past and forward to the future at the same time- the sophisticated FM folk of the Laurel Canyon era combines with the analogue ambiences of Bladerunner and Vangelis to remarkable effect, all supporting a set of songs that are thoroughly contemporary in theme. Her career to date has seen her tour with the million-selling Rumer, and share the stage with Angus & Julia Stone..

‘Captivating, in a similar vein to Lucy Rose or to early Laura Marling, set apart by the spacious melancholy that’s all its own’. The Line of Best Fit

 

Dan Ferguson was one half of New roots favourites Young Causeway, and has just set off on an exciting new solo project. Expect a set of superb, soulful, blues folk.

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Thurs 22 June: Robin Elliott ‘At Sunset’ EP Launch/ Jack Harris

The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden NW1 7AN. Ph 020 7485 9899

Nearest tube Camden, 3 mins walk.  Doors open 7.00 pm.

Tickets £8.50 adv  BUY NOW £10.00 door

Robin Elliott Landscape

Northern singer-songwriter Robin Elliott‘s gruff, dry sense of humour and a voice like brushed smoke underpin a keen ear for the observational and a finely honed songwriting craft. A key player in the London folk scene, Elliott’s songs have been performed by Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker, Samantha Whates, and Sophie Jamieson amongst others. His work has featured in the feature film A Very British Gangster and on Channel 4’s much respected Cutting Edge series. Tonight sees the launch of his new EP ‘At Sunset’.

‘Rooted in a narrative tradition, it’s a pleasure to listen to’. Folk Radio UK

http://www.robinelliottmusic.co.uk/

 

Jack Harris‘s songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious, often in character, and always intriguing. His latest album, ‘The Wide Afternoon’, produced by UK folk giant Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson), was released in November 2017 to universal press acclaim. Jack was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, as well as the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting.

Jack Harris is a priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists.” Anaïs Mitchell

A lyricist of great descriptive precision and a flair for revealing observation” – Folk Radio UK

A unique lyrical mind” – Q Magazine

A natural and captivating song writing talent, 5/5” – The Telegraph

http://jackharrismusic.com/

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Thurs 8th June: Raevennan Husbandes/ Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer/ Ferris & Sylvester

The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden NW1 7AN. Ph 020 7485 9899

Nearest tube Camden, 3 mins walk.  Doors open 7.00 pm.

Tickets £8.50 adv  BUY NOW / £10.00 door

Green Note 8th June Landscape

A soon to be discovered gem, Raevennan Husbandes is a full time member of renowned UK alt-folk act Moulettes, and a regular collaborator with Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers). Blessed with a perfect folk style that matches the best of mid 70s Laurel Canyon, she’s a sublime songwriter- her fluid finger-picking guitar style and beautiful, crystal-clear, heartfelt singing voice can electrify a room in seconds. She has recently released her debut EP ‘Box of Innocence’ produced by and featuring BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/raevennanhusbandes/

 

Legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading discovered Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer in 2012, choosing them to support her on tour. She loved them so much she called them again in 2015 to repeat the engagement. The duo combine classic close harmony style with superbly honed songwriting craft to produce a brilliantly accessible roots sound, taking influence from the The Everly Brothers to Simon & Garfunkel, John Martyn to the countrified Grateful Dead. They’ve just released their eponymous debut EP, great things await.

Website: http://bensmithandjimmybrewer.com/

 

In early 2016 London based duo Ferris & Sylvester‘s alt-country tinged fine harmony and superbly crafted songwriting caught the ear of legendary producer Youth (Paul McCartney/ The Verve/ Beth Orton). He invited them to to record at his studio in Spain, where they recorded their soon to be released debut EP, ‘Save Yourself’. Greenwich Village 1966 is a clear reference in their catchy folk sound, from the Lovin’ Spoonful to Mamas & Papas, with contemporary nods to the likes of Laura Marling and Conor Oberst completing the picture.

Website: http://ferrisandsylvester.co.uk/

 

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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Sun 18th June: John Langan & Alastair Caplin/ Dominie Hooper

The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden NW1 7AN. Ph 020 7485 9899

Nearest tube Camden, 3 mins walk.  Doors open 7.00 pm.

Tickets £8.50 adv  BUY NOW  £10.00 door

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John Langan and fiddler Alastair Caplin play a rare duo gig at the Green Note. As a trio The Langan Band, known for raucous abandon, were award winners at the world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, playing alongside Rickie Lee Jones, The Chieftains, The Unthanks, Moving Hearts, Robert Plant and Lucinda Williams. Tonight will see something different from John and Alastair, they’ll be performing a collection of traditional folk songs dear to their heart, honed at the festival campfires and after-shows over the years. Expect superb musicianship and a wonderful collection of songs,with everything from Scottish, Irish and European to American and South American folk in the mix, all delivered with superb musicianship and by one of the most unforgettable folk voices in Britain today. Special guest on the evening will be traditional folk singer Dominie Hooper.

‘astonishing…boundlessly inventive’ ★★★★ R2 Magazine

‘exquisite, passionate playing’ The Scotsman

‘extraordinary’ The Times

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Thurs 15 June: Moss Clarkson with support from Hannah Lurati

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF. Ph 020 7278 3966. £7.00 adv BUY NOW/ £8.00 door. Doors open 7.30 pm, nearest tube Kings Cross, 6 mins walk.

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Trevor Moss met Tom Clarkson at the legendary acoustic club, The Lantern Society, in Hastings in January 2017.
Trevor Moss has spent the last ten years performing as a duo with his wife Hannah-Lou, releasing four albums working with producers such as Ethan Johns, Richard Causon and Dan Carey. He has toured the world and supported acts such as 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.

Tom Clarkson is an esteemed musician, having studied and performed extensively in all forms of music from folk to jazz to opera. He also records and releases under his own name.

The pair have come together to form Moss Clarkson and are quickly forging a reputation as an exciting and original folk act.

Singer songwriter Hannah Lurati has spent the past ten years writing and performing as part of duo Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou. Releasing four albums, working with producers such as Ethan Johns, Richard Causon and Dan Carey she has toured all over the world, from working men’s clubs to tin churches, to the Royal Albert Hall and the Ryman Auditorium. She is currently working on her debut solo album.

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.

www.newrootsevents.com
https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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