KARA GRAINGER BAND | JESS KLEIN w MIKE JUNE| LENNYGUEST LIST FULL Doors 18:45 | Live 19:00
KARA GRAINGER full band show Saturday 30 September |Country-rock-blues | Australian songstress| soulful voice and masterful guitarist.
Her music career began in a small suburban town of Sydney Australia and since then has taken her on an incredible journey throughout the globe. Combining tasteful blues and slide guitar, soulful vocals and a heartfelt approach to songwriting, Kara's truly unique sound will leave you uplifted, inspired and always wanting more.
Here is a taster:
JESS KLEIN Saturday 30 September | Americana singer songwriter|New album Learning Faith | Mojo 'one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speaker' Jess will be joined on stage by Mike June
Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Klein—who possesses what Mojo magazine calls “one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to” and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as “fully realized, finely observed and deeply felt”—has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that’s seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who “has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts.”
Learning Faith —which marks Klein’s third collaboration with veteran producer Mark “Professor Feathers” Addison—boasts ten personally-charged new originals that rank with her most compelling and illuminating work. Such bracing tunes as “Surrender,” “So Fucking Cool,” “Wish,” “Long Way Down” and “If There’s A God” (which she was inspired to write after protesting in support of State Senator Wendy Davis’ pro-choice 2013 filibuster at the Texas state capitol building) embody the complementary mix of personal fearlessness and musical craftsmanship that define Klein’s music.
“It felt a little different this time,” the artist notes. “It was the first time that I ever went into a record really feeling that I’d paid my dues, and that now I’m just gonna do and say whatever I want. I finally feel like I really don’t care what anybody thinks. That felt huge, and it felt really empowering. I felt comfortable going as dark as I could, and not feeling like I had to pull back from that.
“It’s also the first time I’ve started a record with a concept and tried to follow it through,” she explains. “After I wrote the song ‘Learning Faith,’ that started me thinking about writing a whole album of songs about the process of developing faith—faith in people, faith in the universe, faith in a higher power.
I wanted each song to be about some kind of struggle with faith, and asking what faith really means to me.”
Jess Klein says of her new album Learning Faith. “It’s edgy and brutal, but it was inspired by a genuine love for this world.”
“When you’re younger, you don’t totally know who you are yet, and you’re still trying to figure things out. Now I feel more at ease with who I am and why I do this. My motivation now for playing music is to connect with people, and to do that by connecting with myself, which is the hardest and scariest part.
“The reward,” she concludes, “is those moments where all the other bullshit subsides and you have a total, pure connection with the audience, or with just one person. I feel so blessed to be able to have this connection with people that’s based on something real. That’s what I look for now.”
LENNY (Lenka Filipova) Saturday 30 September | singer/songwriter/pianist with a unique voice, and is one of the greatest talents to have ever emerged from the Czech Republic.
Lenny started playing the piano at the age of four, and aged eleven composed her first song. At the same time she started performing with her mother (famous Czech singer) and accompanied her on piano on tours throughout Europe, Australia, America and Canada.
In 2013 she signed her first contract with Universal Music and in June 2013 released first EP ALL MY LOVE which has attracted consistent and widespread critical acclaim as well as a large and growing number of fans. Since this release, Lenny has received multiple nominations and awards; most importantly she was awarded Breakthrough Artist Award at the Czech Grammy “ANDĚL“ awards.
She has toured through out the Czech republic including appearances at the biggest festivals. Supported Macy Gray during her concert in Prague last year as well as the biggest Czech band Krystof during their sold out arena tour.
Her 2016 album HEARTS became the best selling album in the Czech republic and its first single Hell.o the most played song on Czech radio waves.
Lenny is currently signing a major label agreement with Universal Music, this time in Germany so we are thrilled she can be with us for this one.
Hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy one of her more recent videos recently posted on our Facebook page.
The video below is from 2014. You may need to click on the You Tube link if the video doesn't display.
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The Little Rabbit Barn music evenings are private invitation-only gigs.
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There will be complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation of £15.