BEN GLOVER | FRANKIE DAVIES BAND |EMMA BALLANTINE**FULL**19:00 Doors 19:30 Live
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BEN GLOVER headlines first show of the year.
Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ben Glover appeared on the music scene with the release of his 2008 debut, THE WEEK THE CLOCKS CHANGED, then billed as Ben Glover & The Earls. Two years later, this time with a solo billing, THROUGH THE NOISE, THROUGH THE NIGHT amply confirmed his promise, conjuring references to Steve Forbert and Van Morrison. He continued to go from strength to strength, releasing BEFORE THE BIRDS and DO NWE BURN THE BOATS in the space of two years before 2014 brought his finest yet with Atlantic which, again helmed by long-time producer Neilson Hubbard, saw him collaborating with Gretchen Peters both as co-writer and performer on BLACKBIRDS, a stunningly good southern gothic tale of incest and murder that went on to win International Song of The Year at the UK Americana Awards.
Last year, he was an integral part of The Orphan Brigade’s Civil War themed conceptual album project, SOUNDTRACK TO A GHOST STORY, and returns now with THE EMIGRANT, his sixth solo album and his first to go through Proper Records. Once more it’s recorded in Nashville, Glover co-producing with Hubbard (who also plays bass, percussion, and piano), but this one rings a few changes. Perhaps an extension of linking the history and tradition of Ireland and the Mississippi Delta on ATLANTIC. Now based in Nashville, like many an ex-pats before him it finds him nostalgically reflecting on the land of his birth and, as the title suggests, the emigrant experience (“cut loose from all you knew”) from both a personal and universal perspective, embracing, by extension, how we deal with the changes, loss and hope that life brings.
No Depression declares that THE EMIGRANT "is a tremendous sweep and should end up on the shores of many a top ten albums of 2016 list."
FRANKIE DAVIES BAND Saturday 04th March 2017.
Jersey based singer Frankie Davies is inspired by the Country sounds of southern USA, writes tunes that walk straight over genres, and cross generations. Her performances are filled with fervent passion and sincere sentiment. Together with her all girl band Frankie has crowds from 60 to 6,000 rocking and stomping.
Featured by Q Magazine and tipped by Glamour as 'One to Watch in 2016', Emma Ballantine is rapidly gaining recognition for powerful songwriting and a 'shapeshifting vocal gift' (Gigslutz). A finalist in the UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year competition, her music has been played by BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, and she has been described by Resonance FM as 'a unique voice among modern songwriters'. Emma has toured around the UK and Germany, playing at festivals including Glastonbury, Sidmouth Folk Week and Home Farm Festival. Originally from Salisbury and now based in London, she has played some of the capital's best known venues, such as The Bedford, Century Club and The Barfly. Emma's latest EP, Tourist, reached no. 15 in the iTunes Alternative chart, and she is currently working on a project called Somebody's Story, creating a new record based on songs sent to her by other people.
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The Little Rabbit Barn music evenings are private invitation-only gigs.
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There is complementary food and we suggest an artist donation of £15.
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