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2018

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  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

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

    FULL |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. 

     

     

    GUEST LIST FULL

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    DON GALLARDO | HANNAH ROSE PLATT | STEVE YOUNG

    GUEST LIST FULL | 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."

     GUEST LIST FULL |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. 

     

    GUEST LIST FULL | RESERVE LIST AVAILABLE

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    CALLAGHAN | BARBARA NESBITT

    **FULL** 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. 

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