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  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    THE LYNNES | AN EVENING WITH LYNN MILES and LYNNE HANSON | Hannah Paris

    19:00 DOORS 19:15 LIVE
    THE LYNNES | Saturday 24 February 2018 Juno award winning songwriter Lynn Miles and award-winning songwriter Lynne Hanson are The Lynnes. The two Canadian heartbreak poets are multi-instrumentalists (piano, acoustic, electric guitar, mandolin), fusing tight vocal harmonies with hauntingly gritty lyrics.  Debut album Heartbreak Song For The Radio will be released in 2018. Check GIGS Page for more info Photo credit: Brittany Gawley

    Saturday 24 February 2018 | Photo credit: Brittany Gawley

    The LYNNeS are Canadian heartbreak poets Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. The two songwriters are not new to working together, having toured and written songs off and on over the past 10 years, and with Miles having produced two of Hanson's albums (River of Sand, 2014 and 7 Deadly Spins, 2015). For THE LYNNeS songs are what matter the most, and their debut album “Heartbreak Song For The Radio” pairs hauntingly gritty lyrics with tight vocal harmonies. 

    The duo adopted an old school approach to recording their album, choosing to record to tape and recording all the bed tracks and many of the vocal and acoustic guitar parts live off the floor. Tracks like “Don't Look Down” and “Dark Waltz” showcase the unmistakable touch of Juno-award winning guitarist Kevin Breit (Nora Jones, KD Lang, Rosanne Cash). The infectious “Recipe for Disaster” highlights the songwriting duo's knack to craft a catchy melody and memorable lyrics, while the radio-friendly title track “Heartbreak For The Radio” begs for the listener to hit repeat. The athletic groove of the funky “Halfway To Happy” is a brilliant counterweight to the airy “Blue Tattoo,” which would not be out of place on a Fleetwood Mac album. 

    Each song on the album is a co-write, producing a truly collaborative effort, drawing on the strengths two Lynn(e), to create a sum greater than two individual parts. 

    I'm tired of falling for cowboys in the dark 
    I'm tired of giving away my heart 
    Of walking a line that's always shifting 
    Being the hero and doing all the heavy lifting 

    - Heavy Lifting – The LYNNeS 

    The two witty songwriters play off each other live, often leaving the audience howling with laughter with their between-song-banter. Miles has a slight edge in the humour department. Not surprising given Hanson’s burden of a lifetime of carrying the weight of a superfluous E. In addition to their beautiful harmonies, the two are skilled multi-instrumental musicians (acoustic and electric guitars, piano, harmonica, mandolin, percussion). 

    Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters, with fourteen albums to her credit, the winner of four Canadian Folk Music awards (including 2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year. Her song “Black Flowers” appeared on Claire Lynch’s Grammy nominated album “North By South.” “Lynn Miles makes being forlorn feel like a state of grace”- John Pareles, NY Times 

    Lynne Hanson has been playing her brand of “porch music with a little red dirt” for the past 10 years, has released 6 albums, won the Colleen Peterson Award for songwriting, and been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award. “Lynne seems headed for that record territory inhabited by seasoned songwriters such as Nancy Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Gauthier and Lucinda Williams” - Barry Hammond, Penguin Eggs

    HANNAH PARIS

    Hannah Paris is a British Country Music Artist based in Essex, UK. This talented singer and songwriter has a sound that’s tricky to pigeon-hole as it fuses many elements of Pop with heavy influences of Americana and Country from the deep south of the U.S.A.

    Born in East London in 1991. Paris was a late bloomer in musical terms, only taking up learning to play the guitar in 2014. Although always singing throughout her childhood. This songbird was not a child prodigy. In fact it wasn't until her late teens when Paris took a vocal class as a “bit of fun” that things took a different turn. Encouraged by her tutor, Hannah began to shine. Realising that she needed to be able to play an instrument to take her singing and blossoming song writing to the next level, a guitar was purchased and some chords learned. That was in 2014.

     

    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.

     

     While the rabbits are enjoying their winter hibernation we have been busy booking an exciting series of music evenings for 2018. 

    Thank you all for your support for independent live music. 

     

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    DON GALLARDO | HANNAH ROSE PLATT | STEVE YOUNG

    Doors 18:45 | Live 19:15 | Finish 10:45
    DON GALLARDO | Saturday 24 March 2018 '10 Artists You Need to Know'  ROLLING STONE  "The intersection of folk, road-worn country and amplified bluegrass, performed by a singer-songwriter who began earning his road-dog stripes before the new millennium."

    DON GALLARDO | Saturday 24 March 2018

    Don Gallardo has called Nashville home for 10 years, but his California roots shine through on current LP, STILL HERE.  Gallardo weaves his 1970’s Laurel Canyon influences into a modern roots-Americana epic. Backed by Nashville Legendary musicians Dave Roe on Bass (Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson), Bryan Owings on drums (Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller), Micah Hulscher on organ/piano (Margo Price), Richard Bailey on banjo (The Steeldrivers), Joe Andrews on mandolin (Old Crow Medicine Show) and guitar legend Brent Mason, and with co-writes by the likes of Mando Saenz, Carey Ott, Tim Easton, & Robby Hecht.  Don has got his heart in the East Nashville sound but his California roots are never far away.   

    Gallardo’s last album HICKORY received high marks: The Telegraph called Hickory, released in the UK by Clubhouse Records,  “One of the Best Country Music Albums of 2015” along with Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Patty Griffin, Justin Townes Earle, & more. MOJO Magazine gave Hickory “4 Stars” and in 2016 Rolling Stone calls Gallardo “A singer-songwriter that is one of the Country and Americana scene's true journeymen.”

    Gallardo’s work has been prominently featured in films "Jolene" and Jackass Presents "Bad Grandpa" as well as highly popular television series, "The Vampire Diaries,"ABC's "Nashville,” and Netflix series “The Ranch.” 

     Rolling Stone mentioned Gallardo 4 times in the past 2 years. They premiered his video for “Diamonds & Gold” of album HICKORY: 

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-don-gallardos-nashville-love-note-diamonds-and-gold-20160707  

    Rolling Stone also named Gallardo “Artist You Need To Know – Sept. 2017”

    https://www.rollingstone.com/country/lists/10-new-country-artists-you-need-to-know-september-2017-w500707/don-gallardo-w500720

    ARTIST PAGE: www.DonGallardo.com

    FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/DonGallardoBand

    TWITTER: www.twitter.com/DonGallardoBand

    INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/DonGallardoMusic

     

    HANNAH ROSE PLATT

    An enchanting singer-songwriter, guitarist and storyteller with pure and haunting vocals. Destined for great things in the world of Americana.

    GUEST LIST FULL Hannah Rose Platt, Saturday 01 October 2016. An enchanting singer-songwriter, guitarist and storyteller with pure and haunting vocals. Platt is an artist destined for great things in the world of Americana.

    She recorded her debut album Portraits in Nashville  (produced by herself and Michael Bonagura) where she worked with some of the industry’s leading names including Grammy award-winning musicians Mark Fain, (Ricky SkaggsDolly Parton), Stuart Duncan (Emmylou HarrisDolly PartonThe Nashville Bluegrass BandRobert Plant & Alison Krauss) and Jeff Taylor (The Time JumpersElvis Costello).

    Her melodic, poetic and accessible music offers self-written narratives to ordinary people who had no one to unfurl their stories; tales of luck, stoicism, loneliness, love, heartbreak and hope. While avoiding clichés, she warmly builds characters like an author, penning songs that almost eavesdrop on other people’s lives.

    1954 is told through the eyes of an elderly woman suffering from dementia who waits every night for her husband to pick her up as she recalls their first date, while Birthday Card is a tender letter from a mother written to her daughter from prison.

    Lyrics are the mainstay of her work, while subtle acoustic arrangements and beautiful guitar hooks form an uplifting backdrop. Hannah’s stories get under your skin…she plays with sentiment without being saccharine, focusing on optimism infused with realism and honesty.

     

    STEVE YOUNG

    British Singer/Songwriter, Steve Young’s music, has been described as “Acoustic Pop/Rock with a Country Twang” and a voice noted as “Powerful & Incredible” by some of the industry’s leading protagonists. His career as a session guitarist began in earnest after TV appearances with Lionel Richie resulted in getting fired from his day job for faking illness – his boss saw him on the Graham Norton show that same day.

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    STEVE YOUNG UK | MY SON | BEDFORD | 12.12.2017

    A Top Talent” says Radio 2’s Bob Harris, “Sublime & Beautiful” according to BBC’s Janice Long

    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. 

     

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    CALLAGHAN | BARBARA NESBITT

    18:45 DOORS 19:15 LIVE

    CALLAGHAN | Saturday 28 April 2018 | Thrilled to announce major international artist CALLAGHAN joins us for the final date on her UK Tour.

    Originally from Lincolnshire Callaghan moved to the USA in summer 2010 to record and tour with Grammy-Nominee Shawn Mullins, since then she's been performing and winning fans all across the USA.

    Back home in the UK the BBC's Bob Harris has been a strong supporter regularly playing her music and describing her as "a wonderful artist...hugely talented". BBC Radio 2 have also given strong support play listing three singles Best Year, We Don't Have to Change The World and Last Song, from her most recent studio album A History of Now. 

    Callaghan plays piano and guitar and delivers a stunning vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris.  Her songwriting chronicles the stories, experiences and emotions which are part of everyone’s lives. 

    A long-time Shawn Mullins fan, she contacted the Atlanta singer-songwriter through MySpace and, after being knocked out by her music, he agreed to produce her debut album. Callaghan jumped on a plane headed for Atlanta.

    Since then she's been constantly on the road touring across 47 states and clocking up over a quarter of a million tour miles on Wilson her 21 year old Toyota. She's now a headliner in multiple US cities. The US music magazine No Depression says of her live show "Callaghan's voice truly sets her music apart...nothing short of stunning".

    Over the last two years she’s played live on Clare Balding's Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2, with Gaby Roslin and Robert Elms on BBC London, and on regional radio across the UK. She's also appeared at festivals including the Secret Garden Party, SummerTyne, Celtic Connections, Cornbury and the Cambridge Folk Fest.

    The latest chapter of Callaghan's US journey has taken her to LA to collaborate with Jeff Fair & Starr Parodi producers who have worked at the pinnacle of the movie soundtrack industry on Mission Impossible and Bond Movies, and Anthony Resta who has previously produced Blondie, Duran Duran and Elton John.

    Her latest EP The Other Side offers listeners a blend of soaring vocals, epic production and emotional lyrics. Two further EPs are being written and recorded in LA and will release between now and Callaghan’s April tour.


    " a wonderful artist, beautiful warm and hugely talented. The reaction to her music on my shows has been fantastic" Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

    BARBARA NESBITT

    Barbara Nesbitt, a Georgia native, has found her home in music. Her life is reflected in the songs she writes which are about the ways, large and small, we abandon and seek that elusive safety of home.

    She has recently sung back-ups for Willie Nelson and Bob Weir and in the last few years she has performed/recorded with Berkley Hart, Tim Flannery, Dennis Caplinger, Freebo, Marc Ford, Cathryn Beeks Ordeal, Doug Pettibone, Gregory Page and many more.  She has shared the stage / opened for artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keene, Lisa Loeb, Hootie & The Blowfish, Meredith Brooks, Nickel Creek, Jerry Garcia Band, Keller Williams, Widespread Panic,and more.

    Her second album, The Bees, was released in January, 2011.  It was produced by Jeff Berkley (Berkley Hart Selis Twang), and features Mike Spurgat, Bill Coomes, Marcia Claire, Doug Pettibone, and Dennis Caplinger.  

    She relocated to Austin Texas in 2011 and has quickly become a fixture in the world renowned music scene there. She helped form the band, The Whiskey Sisters, who have recorded, toured internationally and seen much success, buzz and press and has placed in the Austin Music Awards in the top 10 acoustic guitar players, top 3 singers, and top 3 songwriters.

    Her third solo album, Almost Home, was released in August 2013, and features such talents as, Jeff Berkley, Marcia Claire, Mike Spurgat, Bill Coomes, Bukka Allen, Dennis Caplinger, Kim DesChamps, and Kyle Clayton.

    Currently, she is dividing her time between singing/touring with Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe and her ‘solo’ project simply called Barbara Nesbitt.  Her new album, Right As Rain, was released in 2017 and placed in the top ten female vocalists in the 2017 Austin Music Awards. 

    She will be an Official Showcasing Artist at SXSW 2018 and heads out to tour Europe in the spring!

    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. 

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018

    EMILY BARKER | HOLLIE ROGERS

    7:00pm Doors | 7:30pm Live

    Emily Barker is the award-winning writer and performer of the theme to BBC TV crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. With her former band The Red Clay Halo, she provided the atmospheric theme to noir thriller The Shadow Line. She has toured extensively all over the world, including an appearance at the Olympics opening ceremony alongside friend and collaborator Frank Turner.

    Emily Barker’s new album Sweet Kind of Blue is love story, between Barker and Memphis.

    To understand how this love affair began, you have to go right back to the start… Barker grew up in remote, rural Western Australia; a childhood that was blessed with an almost idyllic, roaming freedom instilled not only an itinerant spirit, but also a mighty work ethic that has seen her playing over two hundred shows a year and on the cusp of releasing what will be her tenth studio album (including her albums with The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and last year’s acclaimed debut as part of country trio Applewood Road).

    It is largely thanks to John Peel that Emily Barker first settled in the UK. After leaving home to see the world, she ended up on the Cambridge folk scene, and formed the band, the-low-country. Just as she was considering resuming her studies back home, Peel started playing them on Radio 1, so she stayed. Her music has since been described as “heartfelt songwriting… bridging the gap between folk, country and Fleetwood Mac” (The Times), “ambitious and beautifully wrought” (Q), while the Guardian applauds her “gift for great melodies.”

    This gift has not gone unnoticed by film makers, resulting in Barker penning and performing theme songs for award-winning television dramas Wallander and The Shadow Line as well as an entire musical score for Jake Gavin’s poignant and well-received 2015 road movie, Hector, starring Peter Mullan.

    Since taking a hiatus from multi-instrumental all-female group The Red Clay Halo, with whom she made four albums, Barker has been edging closer to the sources of her musical inspiration. At a tender age, her mother taught her to sing harmonies while her father introduced her to his record collection (they didn’t own a television). And then as she entered her teens, she discovered the blues and soul of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor and Bettye LaVette, and that’s where this story really begins.

    In recent years Barker has made herself at home in Nashville and Memphis, performing, collaborating and basking in musical history. In Nashville in 2014 she formed the trio Applewood Road with Tennessee-based songwriters Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace. Their eponymous LP was recorded at Welcome to 1979 studio in Nashville. Applewood Road was a regular on best-of-2016 album lists, they toured extensively, played Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festivals and made numerous television appearances.

    On a visit to Muscle Shoals, Barker was shown around Fame Studios, where she fell in love with the old equipment used to record Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Etta James. Soon after arriving back in the UK, she cropped her hair, got a slick black suit and a beautiful 1937 Gibson, and recorded a stripped-down solo album at analogue Toe Rag studios in East London (where The White Stripes recorded Elephant). The seeds of Sweet Kind of Blue were well and truly sown.

    Meanwhile, plans for her new record started taking shape soon after. She was introduced to Grammy-winning producer Matt Ross-Spang, and the two hit it off straight away. Ross-Spang was the catalyst that brought Barker and Memphis together – born and bred in “Bluff City”, he honed in on where Barker’s roots lay as soon as she played him the songs she had been writing for the album.

    Sweet Kind of Blue was recorded in June 2016, at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis, where the tapes have been rolling since 1960. Phillips opened his dream studio (he called it “the Cape Canaveral of studios”) after he and his artists Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and B B King outgrew Sun Studio, a few blocks away.

    The stars were perfectly aligned for the Memphis sessions. Barker brought her songs, her guitar, that cathedral of a voice and her irrepressible freewheeling spirit. Ross-Spang was riding high following his Grammy for Jason Isbell’s Something More than Free, and the runaway success of Margo Price’s Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. Sam Phillips’ son Jerry, and granddaughter Halley, welcomed Barker into the fold and couldn’t tear themselves away from the studio throughout recording. And as each track was laid down, Barker, her band (you will have heard these musicians on Cat Power’s The Greatest as well as records by Neil Young, Booker T and the MGs, Al Green and many more) and everyone in the control room fell a little bit more in love with each other. Spines tingled and eyes did not remain dry.

    The result is an intoxicating blend of Barker penned songs about loves lost, heartrending humanity, the rush of the road trip and the sheer glory of a new love. The first single, ‘Sister Goodbye’, is a soulful tribute to one of Barker’s guitar-slinging heroes, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, while the title track, ‘Sweet Kind of Blue’ captures the beautiful urgency of missing a new lover. Its name, says Barker, “also nods to the record’s blues elements, with blue-eyed soul being the ’60s term for white artists performing rhythm and blues”. But the making of Sweet Kind of Blue is a love story in itself, between Barker and Memphis.

    Emily won UK ARTIST OF THE YEAR in the recent Americana Music Association UK Awards that took place at Hackney Empire, London. She was presented her award by Frank Turner, the evening was hosted by Bob Harris.  Other winners on the night included Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons, Robert Vincent, Thomas Collison, Courtney Marie-Andrews. Here is a video of Emily's stunning performance from the evening.

     

    HOLLIE ROGERS

    Hollie Rogers is a London based singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice. Her live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews, with regular reference to the level of honesty in her lyrics and songs. 

    With the backing of BBC Introducing and two stunning studio albums under her belt, Hollie has supported acts like Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Ralph McTell. Often playing with a full backing band or as a duo with double bass, and performing with notable candour, her live shows are not to be missed.

    ​As of 2018, Hollie is working closely with TALENTBANQ and her music is playlisted in all Caffè Nero stores worldwide. Last year, Hollie's fan base came together to crowdfund a new release through Kickstarter. ‘The Body To Ground EP', produced by 4-time Grammy-nominated James McMillan, features Thomas Holder on double bass, with Mark Edwards (Katie Melua) on piano, and is available to stream now on iTunes and Spotify.

    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 original live music. 

     

     

     

     

  • 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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