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  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019

    DOUBLE HEADER | DANNI NICHOLLS | SNIFF 'N'THE TEARS | TAMARA STEWART

    FULL | Doors 19:00 Live 19:15

    Saturday 06 April 2019| SNIFF 'N' THE TEARS Acoustic is the duo project of Sniff ‘n’ the Tears singer-songwriter Paul Roberts and guitarist Les Davidson, who has played with Sniff ‘n’ the Tears and on Paul’s solo albums since 1981. This will be a stripped back and intimate performance, and an opportunity to hear songs drawn from 10 albums worth of material ranging from Fickle Heart (1978) up to Random Elements, released in 2017.

    PAUL ROBERTS and LES DAVIDSON 

    A very special double headline billing featuring LRB favourite Danni Nicholls and iconic band Sniff 'n' the Tears...and special guest Tamara Stewart

    Formed in 1978 and after releasing their first album Fickle Heart had a worldwide hit with Driver’s Seat, which reached 15 on the billboard chart in the USA in 1979. The band toured extensively following the success of Driver’s Seat, including a two and a half month tour of the States, and performed and recorded together until 1982.

    In the early nineties Driver’s Seat reached number one in Holland after being used in a car ad campaign which introduced it to a new generation and led to the band reforming for a European tour and to make another album. Hollywood films such as Boogie Nights and Anchor Man 2 as well as the series The Walking Dead have kept Driver’s Seat in the public eye, and it has become a perennial favourite loved by successive generations.

    Although the band members have all been engaged with other projects in the intervening years, they have stayed in touch and continued to work together. Random Elements is the latest and tenth album attributable to either the band or Paul Roberts, released in 2017.

    Les Davidson has worked with Leo Sayer, Joan Armatrading, Paul Rogers, Shakin Stevens, Barbara Dickson, Mick Taylor, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, East of Eden, Labi Siffrre, Laura Mvula, Richard O'Brien, Kenney Jones, Pete Townsend, Scott Walker, Howard Goodall, Donovan, Bucks Fizz, Zoot Money, Mica Paris, Pete Brown, Mori Kante, Bonnie Tyler, W.G. Snuffy Walden, Steve Brown, Rumer, Tina Turner

    Following a break from performing live, if that's what you call 27 years, Paul and Les played a stripped back Sniff 'n' the Tears acoustic set at the Slaughtered Lamb in October. Although a one off show, such was the reception, that I suspected Paul got a taste for more.

    DANNI NICHOLLS Trio Show

    DANNI NICHOLLS Saturday 06 April 2019 | Danni's music slips effortlessly between smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country. 4 out of 5 stars, Q Magazine | New third album release The Melted Morning is on the horizon

    With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 ‘UK Album of the Year’ for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 ‘UK Artist of the Year’), singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride. From supporting the legendary Shakin' Stevens on his 28 date major UK tour to opening for the mighty Lucinda Williams and The Secret Sisters plus being invited to perform at prestigious events such as Folk Alliance International, Cambridge Folk Festival, Tonder Festival, Denmark and AmericanaFest in Nashville….2019 is set to be just as exciting.

    Following her first two critically acclaimed studio albums, A Little Redemption (2013) and Mockingbird Lane (2015), this year sees the release of her third - The Melted Morning - produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin (The Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright-Roche) at the idyllic woodland studio MOXE, Nashville TN.

    Closely personal yet widely relatable, the themes of this album span an array of life’s takeaways from the pain and darkness of rejection, the fear of losing yourself and the power of human connection to offering up hope and new perspectives in the face of adversities.

    I needed a new challenge, a new landscape to work in sonically, physically and viscerally. Collaborating with Jordan and this incredible team of musicians gave me that opportunity and I have come away with a delicate, vibey, honest and vulnerable collection of songs that we dove deep into to find out who they wanted to become”

    Her vibrant, spell binding performances are guaranteed to melt your heart into the soles of your boots. Danni’s passionate delivery, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter compel you to fall under her spell.

    An artist with the elegance and imagination to restore your faith in the visceral power of an original song”

    Paul Sexton, BBC Radio 2 and freelance print/broadcast journalist

    I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music”

    Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

    Danni is one of our favourites. Shes a dedicated, prolific creator, combining memorable melodies with thoughtful lyrics. Dannis performances are captivating; her natural warmth making any stage her own.”

    David Pick, Founder & CEO Vintage TV

    Her passion for her craft is unparalleled. Her depth of emotion, commitment to the song

    and ability to go deep, makes her a rare artist.”

    Jed Hilly - Executive Director of the Americana Music Association

    Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice”

    Q Magazine

    Sumptuous...a warm wry line in confessional songwriting”

    UNCUT

    One in a million...

    Maverick Music Magazine

     

     

    TAMARA STEWART

    TAMARA STEWART Saturday 06 April 2019 | With a 2012 CMAA (Country Music Association Australia) award , multiple finalist places and her album producing four #1 radio singles it's a pleasure to host Australian award winning singer/songwriter to coincide with her new album release. She joins us as a special guest on the evening!

     

    The Little Rabbit Barn music evenings are private invitation-only gigs.
    Contact us if you'd like to be on the guest list and we will get back to you to confirm.

    There will be complimentary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.

     

    GUEST LIST FULL

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019

    HANNAH ALDRIDGE | GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND | THE LUCK

    Doors 19:00 Live 19:15

    HANNAH ALDRIDGE Saturday 04 May 2019. Welcome return with a band line up

    Delighted to announce after several years waiting for our stars to align HANNAH ALDRIDGE returns with The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

     In literature and in songwriting, the American South is where writers go to face their fears. Hannah Aldridge doesn’t just dip her pen into the well of the South, the Muscle Shoals native embodies it. With every song, she’s facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt.

    “Gold Rush” is Hannah Aldridge’s second album, a follow up to her 2014 debut “Razor Wire.” While that album launched her career, drew the attention of music writers and sent her touring across the world, “Gold Rush” shows a more mature and introspective artist with more life experience — and music experience — under her belt.

    The honesty Hannah Aldridge crafts into each track is off-set by her stubborn, maybe defiant, nature, which gives her music a hopeful silver lining.

    “I start writing with ‘this is how I’m feeling and I need to talk about it.’ Doing that helps me sort out my own thoughts on it. My music is an introspective look at the things that happened in my life. It’s me trying to sort through and put feelings into words,” she said.

    Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Muscle Shoals legend Walt Aldridge. An Alabama Music Hall of Famer, Walt Aldridge is a prolific and decorated songwriter of countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty.

    Mixing her personal life and the sounds of her hometown, Hannah Aldridge’s new album also draws in influences from across the rock genre. Working with people with one foot in country music and one foot in rock, Hannah Aldridge makes a fresh kind of Southern Rock styled by Southern Gothic storytelling.

    Recorded at Creative Workshop in Nashville, Hannah Aldridge worked with Muscle Shoals writers such as Mark Narramore, Tosha Hill, Matt Johnson and Brad Crisler and artists such as Andrew Combs, Ashley McBryde, Don Gallardo, Ryan Beaver, and Sadler Vaden on “Gold Rush.” She teamed up with Jordan Dean and M. Allen Parker, who were instrumental in working on her new album, and finally finishing by calling on her Dad, Walt Aldridge, to master the record. In total, Hannah Aldridge compiled a team of distinct talents to work with her. With their help, Hannah Aldridge has put together a progressive, creative and memorable body of work.

    “It’s about being self destructive,” Aldridge said of her new album. “That is the underlying tone. The album goes back to when I was younger, and after touching on that, to now. In ‘Aftermath,’ the very first line is: ‘I was born in a crossfire.’ It starts from day one.”

    GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND

     

    Goat Roper Rodeo Band band back Hannah Aldridge

    With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching ‘Country Blues’ like you never heard… It’s up, it’s down, it’s soft and loud, it’s dark and lonesome too, there’s hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there’s love in what they do! There’s a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon’s blues … Simply put, it’s exactly what it says on the tin.

    THE LUCK

    THE LUCK Saturday 04 May 2019. Americana Fest officially showcasing 29-31 January 2019 Hackney. “The dual singing of Max and Esmay together is meticulous and it sparkles like a Roman candle”– NO DEPRESSION

     

     

    The Little Rabbit Barn music evenings are private invitation-only gigs.
    Contact us if you'd like to be on the guest list and we will get back to you to confirm.

    There will be complimentary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.

     

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    DEANS OWENS | SHELLY FAIRCHILD | CHASING SUMMER

    Doors 19:00 Live 19:15

    DEAN OWENS | Saturday 08 June 2019 | Thrilled to welcome AMAUK Winner 2019 Best Song to LRB | Southern Wind was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, with producer Neilson Hubbard, award winning guitarist (and long time collaborator) Will Kimbrough and some great US musicians

    www.laurelcanyonuk.com/lcm-sotd-2018-blog/2018/2/9/southern-wind-dean-owens

    Dean Owens is one of Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer-songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skillfully crafted stories and memorably heart-twisting melodies, he is a compelling and engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. His band, The Whisky Hearts, is a mighty all star line-up who can rock up a storm. We first met Dean for the first time last year at The Sound Lounge in Tooting, where he played a great solo set. Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is the atmospheric 'Southern Wind' the title track from Dean's latest seventh album released on the 16th February via At the Helm Records. The video stars actor Jamie Sives (aka The Lochend Lion (aka Jory Cassel, Game of Thrones)). It was filmed and directed by Ruth Barrie and Dylan Matthew of Waltzer films.

    Southern Wind was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, with the same team responsible for his acclaimed Into the Sea – producer Neilson Hubbard, award winning guitarist (and long time collaborator) Will Kimbrough and some great US musicians.

    Dean’s music has been described as Celtic Americana with a rocky pop edge, and draws as much from his Scottish roots, especially his home town of Leith (referenced and loved by the Proclaimers) as from his US heroes. The emotional honesty in his songs shines through as he sings about people and places, love and regrets, drawing favourable comparisons with the likes of Springsteen. A gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility, delivered with a searingly soulful voice.

    Dean’s solo career has seen him tour far and wide, including in Europe, USA and Australia. Dean is also highly regarded among other musicians and has played shows and toured
    with Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Joan As Policewoman, Eddi Reader, John Hiatt and Nanci Griffith, to name but a few.

    In his early career Dean was the front-man of the much loved and lauded Americana band
    The Felsons. Since launching his solo career he has produced 5 albums, including the highly regarded Whisky Hearts (also recorded in Nashville), New York Hummingbird (recorded in the Big Apple with some exceptional New York-based musicians) and Cash Back (Songs I Learned From Johnny) album, inspired by one of his lifelong i
    dols, Johnny Ca

    Gary Smith

    Shelly Fairchild isn’t new to the industry – but she’s far from old news.

    A staple in the Nashville music community, Fairchild hit the scene to much acclaim with her Columbia Records debut album Ride. The project introduced the young artist’s soulful, gospel-tinged brand of alternative country and spawned a Top 40 hit with “You Don’t Lie Here Anymore.” She toured with some of the biggest names in the format, including Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw, and began to dig her roots in the industry. She again found success in her second release, Ruby’s Money, which came steeped in a thick groove with elements of funk – but it was Buffalo, her crowd-funded 2017 release, that marks a milestone in her life and career. 

    I’m sincerely grateful for both the good and bad things that have happened in my life. Everyone that I’ve met and worked with over the 20 years that I’ve lived in Nashville has made me who I am, and I will always carry that in my soul,” says Fairchild. 

    The Jackson, Miss. native started the project in May 2014, launching a PledgeMusic campaign in the hopes that she would find support of her endeavor – and after reaching her goal in just two days, she realized she had. Fairchild's 3rd full length studio record was fully funded and buoyed by the faith of her friends, family and fans.  

    The next two years saw Fairchild working with some of her most inspirational industry co-writers. “House on Fire,” an aching ballad reflecting on the weight of one’s past, was the first song that she remembers finishing and feeling confident that it deserved a spot on her record. Co-written by Fairchild along with Lisa Carver and Travis Meadows, the track features subtle but classic country instrumentation and the soft harmonies of one of her favorite bands, the Fairground Saints. 

    From there the singer/songwriter continued to pen songs that she felt carried an important message to either herself or the world around her.  Guided by Jeremy Lister and Carey Ott, Fairchild recorded eight of her co-written tracks for the record that would become known to her fans as 'Buffalo'.  Though she tackled some serious topics in her writing, Fairchild felt extremely uplifted by her own work and that of others. 

    I love singers and songwriters,” she smiles.  I love to have camaraderie and deep friendships with great singers and musicians. I feel like our community in Nashville is so rich and some of my favorite voices are my friends. I am so fortunate to have worked with so many great artists on Buffalo like Wendy Moten, Lucie Silvas, K.S. Rhoads, Fairground Saints, and of course Carey & Jeremy. My heart felt like it was going to explode by the end of the recording process."

    Not only does Buffalo emphasize its diversity by featuring guest vocalists, but it also highlights a wide array of musical styles and influences. 

    There are a lot of different elements to the music that I make,” says Fairchild. “How do you describe some of the best bands that you know? They ended up on pop radio or on country radio, but are they really that kind of act? I have so many influences and I love having them show up in my songs. It feels like that kind of music lasts longer, because it feels real.” 

    As for the name of her last full length album to date, Fairchild says, "In many Native American cultures, the buffalo is a symbol of gratitude and abundance. I am from Choctaw ancestry and I completely connect with the idea that though buffalo carry a lot on their shoulders, their horns are always pointing up to the sky. There’s always this hope that the weight will be lifted."

    A longtime hidden gem in the trove of Nashville musicians, Fairchild continues to keep her head and her heart pointing up to the sky. Between singing background vocals for the likes of Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Martina McBride, Crystal Gayle (to name a few), appearing as a regular on The Grand Ole Opry, writing songs for film and television, touring across the country and continuously working on future projects, it is clear she is just getting started. 

    At times I’ve gotten down about my own path, but when I really take a good look at it – it’s not just full of detours and dead ends,” she said. “It’s a wide path, and it’s full of so many spontaneous and amazing things.”

    CHASING SUMMER | Saturday 08 June 2019 | a welcome return from 09 June 2012! | Chasing Summer is an international folk/rock duo whose music can be described as stomp-clapping, newgrass-infused Americana, known for their soulful style and rich harmonies. Composed of Nashville solo artists Tammy Rochelle and Joseph Bamber | authentic lyrics, infectious melodies, and uplifting beats, completed by a rich blend of ethnic and traditional instruments.

     

     

    The Little Rabbit Barn music evenings are private invitation-only gigs.
    Contact us if you'd like to be on the guest list and we will get back to you to confirm.

    There will be complimentary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.

     

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019

    EVE SELIS w FULL BAND | THE FLYIN' A's |

    Doors 19:00 Live 19:15

    Country, R&B, Blues & Rock 'n Roll with Eve Selis and Band ft Marc Twang Intravaia, RIck Nash and Larry Grano | Saturday 13 July 2019

    Eve is a deeply creative, caring artist who gives everything to her craft. As a live performer she is awesomely powerful, as a recording artist she is both sensitive and strong. I love her spirit and I love her music. She deserves to shine. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen in the U.K.”
    BBC Radio Legend “Whispering Bob” Harris

    The Eve Selis Band erupted in an acute explosion of Americana, wailing and twanging and thundering and throbbing, conjuring demons and angels alike. Damn, that woman can sing!”
    Buddy Blue, Blue Notes

    An emotion transducer who converts country, R&B, blues, folk, and rock ‘n roll signals into a megawatt zap that galvanizes everyone in its path.”
    Taylor Guitars- Wood & Steel

     

    THE FLYIN'A's. Saturday 13 July. Make a welcome return to LRB with a new album

     

    The Little Rabbit Barn music evenings are private invitation-only gigs.
    Contact us if you'd like to be on the guest list and we will get back to you to confirm.

    There will be complimentary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.