Sat01Mar2014Guest List FULL
We are setting the bench mark high to start our 2014 music evenings at the barn.
I’m touched by her sweet nature and her warm and wicked singing and writing talent says Paul Rodgers. What a compliment for such a great artist and ‘Queen of the Blues’, I’m not going to mention she is the sister of the late Led Zepplin drummer.
Folk and acoustic singer Bella Gaffney opens the evening. The former Nottingham University Folk Society’s president has been impressing audiences at last summer’s festivals with her stunning performances steeped in tradition and oozing talent.
Sat29Mar2014Guest List FULL
Amoeba & Stone 2014 Tour. Abi makes a welcome return to the barn showcasing her finest work to date. The new album is a gem, both song writing and arrangements. Abi’s voice is the finest jewel. She is a star, the world just doesn’t know it yet, although we do.
Former Alone Me and The Floe musician and multi-instrumentalist David will be showcasing his latest solo work accompanied by Andy Trill. Both artists feature on Abi’s album which was recorded at The Recording Booth, David’s studio.
15 year old local singer songwriter, guitarist and pianist, Roisin O'Hagan opens the evening
Sat19Apr2014Guest List FULL
A three month no 1 spot on the EuroAmericana chart for 2013s Royal Street, album of the year and songwriter of the year, also one of our favourite records of 2013. Tear strips off your soul songwriting, if you like Janis, Emmylou, Lucinda and Mary Gauthier. Amanda will be joined by Matt Giles on guitar.
Danni Nicholls is no stranger to the barn opening last year for Jess Klein. Her blend of smoky soul, & heart wrenching alt-country delivered with power and subtlety is something to behold.
This time she will be performing as a trio with musical maestros Max Milligan on guitar and Robbie Matthews on upright bass. (the heart of Cherry Mewis’ wicked band)
"[Danni] slips effortlessly between smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice somewhere between [Emmylou] Harris and Alison Krauss."
This is sure to be a musical treat!
Sat17May2014Guest List FULL
Angel Snow is a rising star from Nashville, TN. We are thrilled Angel will be stopping by at the barn as she is only in the UK for a short promo tour that includes a live session for BBC R2 with Bob Harris.
Her regular side musician is Viktor Krauss.
Alison Krauss and Union Station have recorded three of her songs on their latest CD.
Singer song-writer and pianist Doug Panton opens the evening. Doug's debut EP, released in 2013, charted at no 5 in the iTunes Singer song-writer charts and reached no 57 in the overall charts overtaking artistes including Ed Sheeran and KT Tunstall.
Sat07Jun2014Guest List FULL
Rockin JR was Lindsey Buckingham’s guitarist (ex Fleetwood Mac) and is one of the Best fm guitarists as voted by Guitar Magazine. She promises to rock the barn on a welcome return… this time with the Stevie Jones band who will also play a set.
Sugar Magnolia is the new collaboration between Jack Day and Bryony Afferson (Troubadour Rose). Jack Day’s The First Ten was named Best Roots Album in Q Magazine, Jan 2014.
Fri25Jul2014Guest List FULL
We are delighted to welcome back for a 5th visit one of most exciting live performers in contemporary music! “my favourite live performer” Bob Harris BBC R2 June 2014. Ours too!
“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” – BBC Radio Legend ‘ Whispering Bob’ Harris
Eve and Marc have recently collaborated with Southern Californian folk duo Berkley Hart, and as well as opening the concert, Berkley Hart will then be joining Eve and Marc at the end to showcase songs from their new CD 'Berkley Hart Selis Twang'. Expected superb vocal harmonies from BHST reminiscent of CSNY.
Fri05Sep2014GUEST LIST FULL
This is a sensational line up and is not to be missed! "Young, country-pop duo with terrific original songs and the delivery to make them unforgettable" Maverick Magazine.
A whirlwind few months has seen the release of their debut album 'From Where We Stand', Number 1 in the Country Music album charts, No 41 on the album chart, BBC Radio 2 A play listing for the single, interviews on BBC Breakfast TV, Sir Terry Wogan and Bob Harris live session and more, festival appearances including Maverick main stage taken by storm.
The album was recorded in Nashville over the last two years with Bobby Blazier and other top Country players including Dan Dugmore and Chris Rodriquez, it features guest appearances by Country Music superstar Vince Gill, winner of 18 CMA awards and 20 Grammys.
The Black Feathers
An award-winning, earthy blend of English folk and American roots, with tight-as-blood harmony flowing through its veins. TBFs have just completed a successful 27 date tour in the USA, playing sell out shows at The Bluebird in Nashville, Club Passim in Boston, Caffe Lena in Saratoga, and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.
Sat27Sep2014Guest List FULL 19:30
"powerhouse of soul and inspiration mixed with desire and passion". All Access Magazine
A debut album out soon, singer/songwriter Lauren's soulful blend of Blues and Americana has already been dubbed as the "new dominant force” in Manchester’s live music circuit. Lauren's band features Tom Dibb on guitar and Alan Keary on violin, cello and bass.
Sat01Nov2014Guest List FULL 19:30
Baskery is a Swedish alternative americana folk rock band, comprising the three sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. Formed in 2007, labeling their music banjo-punk, mud-country, nordicana and kill-billy, expect the sounds of “banjopunk”, “new folk”, “nordicana”, an energetic live show and killer sibling harmonies.
With three full-length albums:..band frequently tour all over the US and Europe
"Sweden's own wildwood flowers" UNCUT (Rob Hughes) 2008"Frenetically energetic...a distinctively individual band sound primed to hone in on the mainstream" MOJO (Colin Irwin) 2011
Lou and Christie, twin sisters from Wiltshire (Stonehenge) make classic West Coast harmony pop. They are the new Corrs, the UK Lady Antebellum, Dixie Chicks. Their big, bright and breezy, country-tinged pop songs with crystalline melodies, mountain-air pure harmonies and solid gold choruses that you thought they didn't make anymore have already burst onto BBC Radio 2 and their debut album (released August 25) 'So Hollywood' is selling like hot cakes.
We are pleased to introduced Colchester based artist Philip Marino, influenced at a young age by the likes of John Mellencamp, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan. Philip's music has been heard on 'BBC Introducing' radio, and he has gigged throughout the East Anglia region.
AVAILABLE SOON! Limited edition Live DVD/CD featuring Berkley Hart Selis Twang recorded live at Little Rabbit Barn on the final night of their 2014 UK Tour on Friday 25th July 2014.
We are now taking advanced expressions of interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not binding but will reserve you a copy when launched. Yep we are rather chuffed to soon be offering this recording on behalf of San Diego's finest - Eve Selis, Marc Twang, Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart.
Both DVD and CD have been professionally remixed and mastered in high quality digital audio using the multi track recording from their live performance.
The DVD features the unedited full length performance, including all the witty banter, shot from three difference cameras with remixed digital audio.
The CD is a high quality recording, remixed and digitally mastered with the banter and intros removed.
Together these represent a highly desirable memento of one of the great performances we have seen at Little Rabbit Barn over the last 4 years.
Each edition will be independently numbered and authenticated by Eve Selis enhancing its value and desirability for both fan and record collector.
We are suggesting a guide price of £15 + postage & packing to be advised. All proceeds less production & associated costs will be returned to Eve Selis and go towards their next record.
The recording has been professionally mixed and mastered by Jay Stapley at his new studio on West Mersea Island. Jay is a musician, writer, performer and producer being a first choice guitarist on the London music scene from the late seventies. He has worked with Roger Waters and Mike Oldfield and many others. Interestingly, Jay recorded and produced the original demos for a then unknown teenager turned recent multi AMA winner Sam Smith. Not a lot of people know that!
Do contact us if you need any more information.