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  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018

    CHERRY LEE MEWIS | HANNAH ALDRIDGE

    Doors 19:00 | Live 19:30

    CHERRY LEE MEWIS | Saturday 21 July 2018 | Full band show with Max Milligan to promote imminent 6th studio release VOYAGE. Ragtime, country blues, a couple of blades of bluegrass and a pinch of American "A Power House Singer-Songwriter"! with a stellar band. Toured over 70 countries in recent years.

    Cherry's is a rising star on the UK music scene both performing her original songs with her A team band and as a live and session vocalist.

    She has sang both backing and lead vocals on albums by Del Bromham of Stray (Nine Yards), The Quireboys (Homewreckers & Heartbreakers), 100% Frankie Miller (alongside Ronnie Wood & Bonnie Tyler), and most recently Bernie Marsden of Whitesnake (Shine). Cherry also accompanied Bernie Marsden on his UK tours in 2012 and 2013 at sold out shows including London's Jazz Cafe and Silverstone's British Grand Prix in front of a 10,000 plus strong crowd. Cherry's vocals for Bernie's new album were actually recorded at none other than Abbey Road Studios in May 2013.

    Cherry performs with Del Bromham of Stray in his Blues Devils outfit from time to time, including a date opening up for Mott The Hoople at Birmingham's Symphony Hall.

    You may also catch Cherry from time to time guesting with Think Floyd where she belts out Great Gig In The Sky too!

    She has shared the stage with diverse artists such as Bernie 'Whitesnake' Marsden, Walter Trout and Robin Trower to Ronan Keating, Aled Jones and The Quireboys. Taking her music from the tiny clubs of Bedford, to festivals in the UK, Europe and the USA such as Italy's Tropea Blues Festival, Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in Mississippi and BluesFest at The Royal Albert Hall, to venues in Nashville, Memphis and Mississippi, naming just a few.

     

    Not only a creative force in the studio but an ignitable and charismatic stage performer too, Cherry is best experienced live and together with her band accompanying Max on acoustic guitar and mandolin are, Nick Slater (dobro),Robbie Stewart-Mathews (double bass, banjo, blues harp & backing vox) and Brian Greene (drums), Cherry feels a real drive behind her at the live shows. "They sure as hell fuel my fire! They are with me on this crazy ride because they know I'm a little edgy and different. And I’ve played so many shows and been on the road so much, I feel like people are starting to get me now. Or else they think, ‘She’s not going away, so we might as well just start liking it!',” she laughs.

    Other highlights so far have included Cherry being the 'Artist in Session' on Paul Jones' BBC Radio 2 show where she was invited with her band to record 4 tracks at the legendary Maida Vale Studios. Opening up for Robin Trower and Albert Lee, returning to the Mississippi with band member Nick Slater to perform at the Market St Festival in downtown Columbus alongside US blues legend, Super Chikan, following on from Cherry's successful performance at 2010's Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi. Being special guest of Blind Mississippi Morris in the legendary BB King's on the one and only Beale Street in Memphis, and being personally asked by Paul Jones to perform three songs at his annual charity concert at Cranleigh Arts Centre in Surrey which saw Paul and his harmonica joining Cherry onstage for a song.

    Cherry spent the summer of 2014 back out in Mississippi, Memphis, Nashville and Austin where she was touring with her Mississippi band including a date at Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale where the man himself came down to see them. Cherry also was chosen to sing at the weekly Songwriter's Night at none other than the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, as well as guesting on stage with Paul Oscher in Austin who played harmonica for Muddy Waters for 5 years.

    In the summer of 2015, Cherry spent four months overseas touring with a jazz outfit successfully resulting in her being asked to tour for a further 12 months spread out over the remainder of 2015 through to April 2017. Cherry has visited over 70 countries in this time.

    2018 sees the release of Cherry's 6th studio release; Voyage.

    "I recognise that in the fickle world of the hustlin' music game, an artist's strongest asset is their music - songs that will move people long after the image fades. That's what I keep coming back to," she says with a knowing smile, "that's all that matters...."

      Delighted to announce after several years our stars have finally aligned with HANNAH ALDRIDGE 

     

    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.”

    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 complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.

    Thank you all for your support for independent live music. 

  • Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018

    COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS | ROBIN IRENE MOSS

    *FULL* Evening | Live show time to be advised

    COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS | SUNDAY 19th AUGUST 2018 | Evening  Live show time tba
    AMA INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2018

    NEW ALBUM
    MAY YOUR KINDNESS REMAIN (23 March 2018)

    “May Your Kindness Remain confirms Andrews’ rise. It’s a brilliant record, proof that old forms can still be timeless.”
    ★★★★★
    THE GUARDIAN

    “Andrews may be the finest singer-songwriter in America”
    THE TELEGRAPH

    “astonishingly beautiful new album”
    “…it’s a head-spinning discovery, a warm and gorgeous and fully formed piece of work. The kindness isn’t just in the lyrics. It’s in the way music like this can nourish you, can make your insides glow. An album like this can be a refuge.”
    ALBUM OF THE WEEK
    STEREOGUM

    “Courtney Marie Andrews is something special.”
    THE FADER

    “She manages to expand her sound pallet and let shine her images of the other America even more powerful. And as singer she really takes a chance” ★★★★
    ROLLING STONE DEUTSCHLAND

    “…the new record sees her exercising a different set of musical muscles from those that have drawn her comparisons with Joni Mitchell. ‘Kindness’ is awash in church organ, lush harmonies, and a soaring, impassioned lead vocal from Andrews, whose twang quivers and shudders as she scales the song’s climactic final refrain.”
    ROLLING STONE

    “Like Ronstadt once did, Andrews now places supple, expressive vocal performances front and center in handsomely melodic compositions and folk-rock arrangements with soft country, soul and pop accents.”
    “The singing on Andrews’ new album is especially emotional. There’s a sob to her vibrato, and the notes she belts in her upper register are inflamed with feeling.”
    “A big part of what gives these ten songs their grounded power is Andrews’ attentiveness to how external hardships can feed inner turmoil, and how difficult it is bearing deprivation in utter isolation. She doesn’t just tell us these truths; she makes us feel them poignantly, and right on time.”
    NPR MUSIC

    “a hell of a singer-songwriter…”
    STEREOGUM

    Hottest Tracks: Kindness Of Strangers
    “the Seattle-based country-rocker channels Tom Petty on a real heart-tugger of a track.”
    THE SUNDAY TIMES

    “Cool country singer Courtney brings in a gospel groove, ending up midway between Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston”
    NME

    “The tune couples soulful crooning with elements of gospel and rock, which suggests a new step for the acoustic folk artist. But her classic and timeless sound still remains, recalling the likes of Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, and Lucinda Williams.”
    AMERICAN SONGWRITER

    “Kindness of Strangers” rules….incredible cut…And what a voice she has — it always lifts me up”
    THE FADER

    “Gorgeous”
    ★★★★★
    COUNTRY MUSIC MAGAZINE

    “The imagery of the average Courtney Marie Andrews song is so vibrant, it sucks you straight into the story.”
    “…you can’t overlook the soaring vocal performances Courtney Marie applies to her words and stories.”
    “…she’s a rising star that could prove to be a generational talent, with May Your Kindness Remain being one of those records you return to for years.”

    8.5/10
    SAVING COUNTRY MUSIC

     

    ROBIN IRENE MOSS

    Robin Irene Moss | Sunday 19 August 2018 | Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter writes and sings honest, passionate, sometimes sassy songs from the heart. Inspired by classic jazz, Motown, folk, and contemporary singer/songwriters

     

    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 complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.

    Thank you all for your support for independent live music. 

     

    THIS EVENING IS FULL | RESERVE LIST AVAILABLE | New guests please use Contacts Page 

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    ELLES BAILEY Full Band Show | SPECIAL GUESTS

    19:00 Doors 19:15 live

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    ELLES BAILEY  | The Road I Call Home Tour 2018 | Live at Little Rabbit Barn | Saturday 27 October  | Plus Special Guests

    Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What’s more fate has blessed her with a ‘smoky vocal’ style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever. Her debut album Wildfire (Sept 1st 2017) which debuted at no.2 in the iTunes blues Charts was tracked in Blackbird studios Tennessee. Produced by Brad Nowell ‘Wildfire’ assembled a host of Nashville’s finest, including Grammy Award winning guitarist Brent Mason and three-time ‘Musician Hall Of Famer’ Bobby Wood. Blended together back in the UK with the likes of Jonny Henderson (Robyn Ford, Matt Schofield) on Hammond organ and Joe Wilkins on blistering guitar, the result is a unique trans-Atlantic coming together of styles. Reviewers have been wowed by Elles and her debut album with Maverick Magazine gave ‘Wildfire’ top marks (5/5) calling every song ‘Fresh & Original’ And Blues In Britain reminding us that ‘It’s a fact that very few make it to the big stage but Elles Bailey has the necessary talent, the drive, and now the product.’ 2018 starts with a bang with Elles playing the 100 club, London with Climax Blues Band on the 17th January then heading north to play The Great British Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness before embarking on a European tour throughout March & April, May & June.

     

    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 complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.

     

    SPECIAL END OF YEAR SHOW
    Thank you all for your support for independent live music. 

  • Sun
    30
    Dec
    2018

    ELLES BAILEY LIVE EP Limited Edition

    RECORDED LIVE AT LITTLE RABBIT BARN OCTOBER 2017

    ELLES BAILEY  | Six track EP recorded Live at Little Rabbit Barn | October 2017 | Limited edition

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  • Mon
    31
    Dec
    2018

    BHST LIVE DVD/CD | SIGNED EDITION OF 50

    LAST FEW COPIES

    LIVE DVD/CD limited edition, available shortly. Recorded and filmed on the final night of their UK tour 2014. Email to reserve copy or see Gigs page

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    NOW AVAILABLE TO SHIP! Unique Collector's Edition. LIMITED TO 50 | ONLY A FEW REMAINING

    Each edition is individually hand numbered and personally signed by Eve Selis, Marc Intravaia, Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart.  This Live DVD and audio CD features Berkley Hart Selis Twang recorded live at Little Rabbit Barn on the final night of their 2014 UK Tour on Friday 25th July 2014.

    Both DVD and CD have been professionally mixed and mastered in high quality digital audio using the multi-track recording from their live performance. The sound quality is excellent.

    The DVD features the unedited full length performance, including all the witty banter, shot from four difference cameras with remixed digital audio. “The acoustic guitar duel between Jeff Berkley and Marc Intravaia is simply staggering …..no looping or effects”…. “ who said acoustic guitars can’t rock”. We have given this intro its own track number so you can put it on repeat!

    The CD is a high quality multi track recording, mixed and digitally mastered with the banter and intros removed. The sound quality is excellent.

    Together these represent a highly desirable memento of one of the best performances we have seen since we started hosting live music at Little Rabbit Barn over 5 year ago. Each edition is independently numbered and authenticated enhancing its appeal and value

    Available at a price of £15 + £1.50 (UK) postage & packing. EU +£3.50 P&P. US +£4.50 P&P. All proceeds less production & associated costs are returned to Eve Selis and go towards their next record. 

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  • Mon
    31
    Dec
    2018

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