• Sat

    Jess and the Bandits | Honey Ryder | Lisa Wright

    GUEST LIST FULL Doors 7:00pm Live 7:30pm

    JATB_LRB promo

    2015 was a huge year for Jess and the Bandits.  Big voiced Texan Jessica Clemmons and her posse of  top players aptly called The Bandits took the big Country 2 Country festival by storm filling out the Brooklyn Bowl stage on both days. Their long awaited debut album 'Here we go again' came out in March and made a big impact in the charts with national airplay, tv and big festival performances.  We are more than thrilled to host JATB on our 2016 opener. Expect diversity of musical style from full on Texan country pop, heartfelt ballads and a big dollop of rock-and-roll.

    Honey Ryder

    2015 was a big year for Honey Ryder. A busy festival season included appearances at C2C at the O2, The Isle Of Wight Festival and Weyfest and on July 16th they were invited to Radio 2 to perform a live acoustic session for Bob Harris Country. The band were nominated for 3 awards at The British Country Music Awards and performed at the event in October 2015.

    2016 promises even more....having firmly established themselves within the inner circle of Nashville’s elite, UK trio Honey Ryder return to spearhead the British country crossover invasion with their 3rd studio album, ‘Born In A Bottle’.

    Featuring co-writes with Tom Douglas [Lady Antebellum ‘I Run To You’], Rivers Rutherford [Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley] and Blair Daly [Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban], the trio headed back to Ocean Way Nashville for the bulk of the recording, and were mentored by legendary producer Paul Worley [Lady Antebellum, Dixie Chicks].

    Already selected for the BBC Radio 2 playlist the week after Christmas we wish them big success and can't wait to welcome them to LRB


    2015 has been a somewhat breakthrough year for Lisa Wright.  

    In February, she joined the development of a new country musical: Eye of the Storm, working with Amy Wadge (co-writer of Ed Sheeran’s No.1 ‘Thinking Out Loud’). As a lifelong country music fan, to Lisa, this was a dream come true. Working with one of the UK finest songwriters and being surrounded by country music got Lisa inspired.  

    After throwing caution to the wind, she flew 4000 miles to Nashville to work with some of Music City’s top producers on her debut EP, Before I Die. Always remaining true to her London roots, Lisa was adamant to create an EP that highlighted her British musical upbringing and combined it with the raw storytelling heart of country music.

     She did just that.  

    After release, Before I Die, entered into the iTunes country charts at No.4 – making Lisa the only UK, independent artist in the Top 20. Since then her tracks have featured heavily on country radio, as well as the BBC. In October 2015, Nashville Songwriters Association recognized Lisa as “One to Watch” and she has recently been nominated for UK EP of the Year 2015 by w21music.


    GUEST LIST FULL - We are suggesting a £15 artist donation.
    Complimentary food will be served in the interval.



  • Sat

    Christina Martin | Sasha McVeigh w Loveless Effect | American Young

    GUEST LIST FULL Doors 7:00pm Live 7:30pm



    Christina Martin

    Christina will be accompanied by Dale Murray on guitar

    Martin’s musical journey since her first release in 2002 has led to extended stays in Austin, Texas, as well as Germany, from where she has cultivated a substantial following across mainland Europe. Along the way, she has earned multiple East Coast, and Music Nova Scotia Award nominations, had songs placed in television programs, and even performed for Queen Elizabeth II in Ottawa.

    2015 was a big year, seeing the release of ‘It’ll be Alright’ voted by CBC Music in the top four favourite albums from the East Coast and the single ‘You Ran from Me’ is the #14 of the most played Canadian songs on Sonica for 2015

    Martin’s songs trade in a certain familiarity, enhanced by her smoky voice that seems to pull its phrases from the musical ether; you swear you’ve heard her songs before, even if they’re brand new

    It’ll Be Alright will find a home with fans of Fleetwood Mac, Melissa Etheridge and The Hold Steady…With tales of love lost, anxiety and small town desperation running throughout, this is storytelling at its finest

    “Anyone who has yet to experience her music is missing out.” Sarah Waspe, Grapevine Live

    Sasha McVeigh, Female Country Vocalist of the Year 2015,  with band Loveless Effect.

    In the summer of 2014, Seth Loveless was invited to play lead guitar for British, award-winning, singer/songwriter Sasha McVeigh when she performed on the main stage at Country Jam USA in Wisconsin. As a result, when Sasha embarked on a headline tour of the United Kingdom in September 2015, she asked Loveless Effect to join her as her backing band, in addition to them having an opening slot on the entirety of the tour. They played to sold-out audiences across the UK, building a strong fan base across the pond and testing the waters as touring musicians.

    Since returning to the US, Loveless Effect have been touring across the country with Sasha McVeigh, performing in Atlanta, Nashville and Los Angeles as well as on the main stage at the Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, SD during the prestigious Wild West Songwriter’s Festival.

    The future is looking incredibly bright for the Arizona-based band who are currently writing material for their second album and are slated to embark on a tour of Europe, the US and Canada with Sasha McVeigh in 2016

    American Young. It’s more than a name. It’s a movement. A passion for music and more importantly it’s meaning. As artists, songsmiths, producers, and entertainers, Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson define American Young this way. They are seasoned veterans on how music can inherently affect emotion and even culture. The collaborative fresh new duo already claim songwriting credits for hit makers Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and more. Recording and writing comes from a deep, poignant place with a desire to affect global audiences with songs featuring tight harmonies and storytelling. “American Young represents a sound with no boundaries. We are squarely focused on delivering our own brand of music and hope that folks will find our songs everything from haunting to dramatic and intense”, says Jon. 

    This evening is expected to fill up quickly. We are suggesting a £15 artist donation.
    Complimentary food will be served in the interval.



  • Sat

    Catherine MacLellan | Dexeter | Worry Dolls

    FULL Guest List Closed Doors 7:00pm Live 7:30pm


    Catherine MacLellan makes a welcome return to LRB for an only UK show on route to Germany and Holland.


    • Folk Recording of the Year • Solo Recording of the Year5–TIME WINNER AT THE 2012 MUSIC PEI AWARDS
    • Album of the Year • Songwriter of the Year • Video of the Year • Female Solo Recording of the Year • Roots/Contemporary Album of the YearWINNER AT THE 2012 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS
    • English Songwriter of the Year

    Her latest release The Raven’s Sun takes the listener further along Catherine’s journey in song, delving deeper into the territories of life, death and transformation. Produced by her long–time musical partner Chris Gauthier, The Raven’s Sun shines a light on their musical chemistry and catches them both at their best.

    Recorded in the woods outside of Woodstock, NY by GRAMMY Award–winning Danny Blume, it features stellar guest performances by Nashville fiddler Andy Leftwich. This album is another reminder that Catherine’s songwriting and musicianship are unparalleled among performers of her generation.


    Dexeter LRB Saturday 16th April 2016 with Worry Dolls and Catherine MacLellan

     Dexeter have moved from strength to strength since first appearing at the Country 2 Country festival in London in 2014, going on to open tours for Brit Country favourites The Shires, Ward Thomas and Raintown as well as playing all over the UK with acts including Laura Oakes, Sasha McVeigh, Honey Ryder, Jess and The Bandits, and the Pistol Annies’ very own Angeleena Presley amongst others.

    “It may be 4000 miles to Nashville, but Dexeter make you feel like you are already there…” Baylen Leonard, BBC Radio 2 Country.

    Worry Dolls Press shot

    Worry Dolls are a folk duo that have been making waves in the London Indie-Folk scene, collecting praise and accolades as they go. Played the R2 stage at last year's C2C, introduced by Bob Harris and supported Joan Armatrading on tour.

    FULL Guest List Closed



  • Sat

    Janet Robin | Don Gallardo | Stevie Jones

    GUEST LIST FULL Door 7:00pm and Live 7;30pm

    Janet Robin Saturday 07th May 2016. One of the world's finest female guitar players with her band featuring Stevie Jones. Robin joined Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham’s band in support of his 1992 solo album, Out of the Cradle and has played alongside Heart, Meredith Brooks and more. Welcome back! Full details on Gig page

    Janet Robin Saturday 07th May 2016. One of the world's finest female guitar players with her band featuring Stevie Jones. Robin joined Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham’s band in support of his 1992 solo album, Out of the Cradle. She has played alongside Heart, Ann McCue, Meredith Brooks and more. A very popular artist at LRB and one that had the whole barn out of their seats in 2014; we are delighted to welcome back for a third time and are on a promised for 'Driving down Alvarado' a song co-written with Anne McCue and one of LRB's magical moments when Anne McCue performed this last year. JR has accepted our challenge to deliver her version.

    “Working with Janet was an unforgettable experience. She followed her spirit – no limits. Janet’s love for her art is evident in her impassioned musicianship and inspired songwriting. The music we created together, vibrant and full of energy, encapsulates all that she is.” -John Carter Cash (Producer, owner Cash Cabin Studios)

    Don Gallardo Saturday 07th May 2016. Don shares an amazing evening with guitar maestro Janet Robin and her band. 'Hickory' was named one of 2015's best country albums by The Telegraph, proof that Gallardo's career has truly gone global. 'No Depression', says a "rare gem". See GIG page for more details

    Don Gallardo Saturday 07th May 2016. Don was a stand out performer at last year's Maverick Festival. Just look at the quality of the reviews below:

    4 of 5 Stars “Nashville Singer-songwriter continues Country’s regeneration. Gallardo nods to country’s most distant past while sounding like its very near future.” -MOJO Magazine    

    “Comparisons have been made between East Nashville's music scene and a Sixties Greenwich Village…In the end, however, much of East Nashville's musical core is happy about the attention — offering praise in particular to ABC's Nashville for how it allows artists to have yet another income stream in an increasingly tough market….Don Gallardo, another local artist who has seen the show help build him a solid following overseas, agrees. "Nashville was only acting on what was going on at the time and still is….it really has done a lot for me and my friends." says Gallardo, currently touring the new album Hickory.” - ROLLING STONE  

      One of “Best Country Music Albums of 2015” with the likes of Gretchen Peters, Justin Townes Earle, Jason Isbell, Patty Griffin, Kasey Musgraves, Willie & Merle, Chris Stapleton & more - The Telegraph   

      4 of 5 Stars “Gallardo is the real deal” - Maverick Magazine  

       “I’m really enjoying the record” - Bob Harris Country

    Raised in a small town in Northern California, where he spent years building his songwriting career on the west coast before relocating to Nashville in 2007. Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, he walks the line between folk, Americana and roots-rock, mining the influence of classic 1970s singer-songwriters while creating a sound that nods to the past while still pushing ahead toward something new.
    With four full-length albums, a live acoustic release, and an EP under his belt, Gallardo has earned a broad audience on both sides of the Atlantic. A road warrior who frequently tours the U.K., he's also earned high marks from outlets like Rolling Stone, AmericanaUK, and The Nashville Scene, the latter of which described his music as "country-rock with brains, charm and experimental impulses that are perfectly integrated into a familiar context." No Depression offered similar praise, calling Gallardo a "rare gem" whose work is "highly recommended to fans of great songwriters."
    Released in 2015 by the U.K.-based indie label Clubhouse Records, Gallardo's newest album, Hickory, received a four-star rating from MOJO Magazine and was mentioned in Rolling Stone. The project paired Gallardo with producer David Pinkston (Linda Ronstadt, Marshall Tucker Band) and a handful of A-list sidemen, including Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson), Rob Ickes (Merle Haggard), Randall Bramblett (Bonnie Raitt), Guthrie Trapp (Alison Krauss) Micah Hulscher (Emmylou Harris) and Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams). Inspired by everything from Gallardo's California upbringing to his time in the American Bible Belt, Hickory was named one of 2015's best country albums by The Telegraph, proof that Gallardo's career has truly gone global.
    In addition to catching one of his live shows, fans can hear Gallardo's music prominently featured in films like "Jolene" and Jackass Presents "Bad Grandpa," as well as the television series "The Vampire Diaries" and ABC's "Nashville."

    We are thrilled to host this evening with these amazing world stage artists from the US

    New guests who have not yet received an invitation, pleased contact us before using the online facility
    There will be complimentary food and we are suggesting an artist donation of £15





  • Sat

    The Redlands Palomino Company
    The Rosellys

    GUEST LIST FULL Doors 7:00pm Live 7:30pm



    The Redlands Palomino Company, Saturday 04th June 2016, share the evening with Clubhouse label pals The Rosellys. A welcome return for top UK Americana band.

    GUEST LIST FULL Double Americana evening, featuring top UK Americana bands:

    The Redlands Palomino Company, share the evening with Clubhouse label pals The Rosellys.

    A welcome return to LRB.

    The Rosellys are a five piece Americana band from Bristol signed to Clubhouse Records. Regular tours to America clearly influence their song writing and live performances with close comparisons made to artists such as Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings to name a few.

    The Band formed when Rebecca (guitar/vocals) met Simon (guitar/vocals/fiddle) in 2005. They have toured extensively across the UK, Australia and America - notably the Southern States where San Antonio, Texas has become their second home. Allan (pedal steel/accordian/resonator) joined the band in 2006 - recording on all of their albums to date including Drive Through The Night (2006), One Way St (2008), Two Much Like Trouble (2011) and The Granary Sessions (2015). Matt (bass) joined the band in 2015 followed by Andy (drums) creating a powerful Alt-Country sound.

    The Rosellys have performed live on BBC Radio, KSYM Radio (USA), and at various festivals including Secret Garden Party, Truck Festival, Tingestock, Chepstow Folk Festival, Worcester Music Festival, Crawley Folk Festival, Lazy Bishops Festival, The Woodzie Festival (New Braunfels, USA) and Maverick Country Music Festival, winning their song writing competition in 2010. Venues played include The Green Note (London),The Musician (Leicester), The Louisiana (Bristol), The Canteen (Bristol), The Tower of Song (Birmingham), The Basement (Nashville, USA), Casbeers (San Antonio, USA), Floores Country Store (Helotes, USA), The Cove (San Antonio, USA), Come Down And Meet The Folks (London), Enochs (Monroe,  USA), Donn's Depot (Austin, USA) Capitol Theatre (Tamworth, Australia) and the world famous Aubade Theatre (Lecompte, USA).

    "Hailing from the UK, The Rosellys are really quite an exceptional band that proves the British country music scene is by no means dead and buried"

    (Maverick Magazine)

    Rebecca and Simon have been lucky enough to record guitar, backing vocals and fiddle for their favourite UK based country rock band (and label-mates) 'The Redlands Palomino Company' on their third album 'Don't Fade', and also on their latest CD 'Broken Carelessly'. Hannah Elton-Wall (Redlands Palomino Co) blessed The Rosellys third album 'Two Much Like Trouble' with beautiful backing vocals and The Rosellys are very excited to have Hannah back in the studio for their new album 'The Granary Sessions'. Her husband Alex Elton-Wall (also Redlands Palomino Co) has recorded and co-produced The Rosellys new album available now through Clubhouse Records.


    New guests who have not yet received an invitation, pleased contact us before using the online facility
    There will be complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation of £15



  • Sat

    Eve Selis w band | Amanda Pearcy

    GUEST LIST FULL Doors 7:00pm Live 7:30pm




    We are delighted to welcome back for a 7th 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 OBE.

    Eve returns with a brand new studio album, See me with your heart. It's her first in five years, and again she will be joined by long time musical partner Marc Twang Intravaia and her Californian band from San Diego.

    Eve's new album has received several plays by Bob Harris on BBC Radio Two.

    Amanda Pearcy, Saturday 09th July 2016. New album 'An Offering' #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart 2015 Year End List, and Texas Music Magazine 2015 Albums of the Year amongst many other nominations for awards. Maverick 4 star full page review and appearing at Maverick 2016 Festival. Welcome back!


    Amanda Pearcy, completes what will be an amazing evening. New album 'An Offering' #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart 2015 Year End List, and Texas Music Magazine 2015 Albums of the Year amongst many other nominations for awards. Maverick 4 star full page review and appearing at Maverick 2016 Festival. She will be joined by guitarist Mark Gill.

    Mark has recently recorded a demo video for the lovely Auden Guitar Makers which will be a featured link in Acoustic Guitar Magazine with a review of three of Auden's latest Acoustic Guitar Models, The Emily Rose 12feet Parlour, The Julia 00 And The Chester 000

    Mark Gill

    Welcome Back Amanda and Eve!

    This amazing double header evening is now full.

    There will be complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation of £15





  • Sat

    Anne McCue | Belle Roscoe

    GUEST LIST FULL Doors 7:00pm Music 7:30pm



    Anne McCue, Saturday 06th August 2016. Extraordinary talent and one of the very finest female artists on tour. Check out the rather special ANNE McCUE interview and unplugged song from LRB 2015 with Sam Millar on

    Belle Roscoe open this very special LRB evening featuring international artist Anne McCue.

    We've been big fans of guitarist/singer/songwriter Anne McCue for many years so we are more than thrilled to be able to welcome her back to the UK for a return visit.

    McCue's first solo album, Amazing Ordinary Things, was released in 1999 in Canada and Japan. A US tour with Lucinda Williams followed... "my new favorite artist... and an amazing guitarist".

    “Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored!” Lucinda Williams

    Anne McCue filmed and interviewed by Sam Millar for The UK Americana Bar

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    Her 2004 album Roll received numerous accolades. Bob Harris named it his album of the year.

    2006 album Koala Motel, one of my personal favourites, features a co-write with LRB friend Janet Robin on the opening track ' Driving Down Alvarado'

    Anne continues to pick up international awards and accolades with songs that stretch from urgent to world-weary with bracing bluntness. She is a potent singer, thoughtful songwriter and tough guitarist.

    Her 6th studio album - Blue Sky Thinkin'  is imminent. The album reunites the band from her critically acclaimed 'Roll' album and allows Anne to explore some of her favourite influences, including Billy Holiday, Charlie Christian, Howlin' Wolf, Memphis Minnie, Astor Piazzola, Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin, Django Reinhardt, Hoagy Carmichael, Bessie Smith...

    “I’ve been a fan of guitarist/singer/songwriter Annie McCue for many years so I’m very honored and happy about singing with her on a damn fine song… You can’t go wrong with such talent.” Dave Alvin

    “I had done some gigs with Annie McCue out in California and thought that besides her phenomenal playing and great songs she had a unique presence. She has an angelic quality to her but also a Charlie Chaplin-esque vibe. Fearless and tender and alluring.” David Olney



    BELLE ROSCOE with their new wave indie rock sound this independent and international band, hailing from Melbourne, Australia has been building a solid underground buzz in Europe and Australia. Led by siblings Matty & Julia Gurry, Belle Roscoe spent time in Europe defining their sound & collaborating with European musicians and renowned DJ producer Luuk Cox (Shameboy, Girls in Hawaii, Stromae, & MLCD). The band have recently worked with legendary US producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins, Paper Kites). Refreshingly cool & epic indie melodies married with an underground contemporary electronic world are the result.

    Belle Roscoe are the first Australian band in history to be invited to close Cannes Film Festival playing to an audience of 45,000.

    Recently back from Nashville where they teamed up with Anne McCue’s band to perform a number of prestigious shows.

    There will be complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation of £15




  • Sat

    Lauren Housley w full band | Megan O'Neill & The Common Threads

    GUEST LIST FULL: Saturday 03 September 2016. Doors 7:00 pm Live 7:30pm


    Saturday 03 September 2016. As if you needed reminding what a fine artist Lauren Housley is and this third visit she has the band on the tour bus!

    Lauren Housley’s brand of Americana blurs the lines between rock and soul through to country and blues. Her music is genre defying, and will appeal to all.

    Q Magazine 09/15

    “An Americana-tinged singer-songwriter with a Bonnie Raitt-style twang, a winning way with a yearning lyrics. Housley is her own woman and when she turns glacially emotional on When Autumn Came, she’s as convincing as they come…. Sweet Surrender (album) smoulders.”

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    Blues and Soul Magazine, 08/15

    “With “Sweet Surrender” Lauren Housley proves that she has the potential to create music that crosses the genre boundaries of Soul, Blues and Country while being appreciated by mainstream audiences and all the demographics in between. 8/10



    Megan O'Neill & The Common Threads.

    Megan’s music is a fresh mix of modern country and pop, with a fusion of distinctly Irish elements making for a very unique sound. Currently based in London, Megan has written with many notable  Nashville writers such as Marc Beeson, Billy Austin, John Edwards, Brian Maher, Erik Halbig, Bruce Bouton, Mark Narmore and countless others. She returns to Music City as often as possible and indeed her most recent visit was just a few weeks ago.

    She played C2C, O2 Arena London earlier this year and has already had a song feature on hit ABC Show Nashville.

    New guests who are not on our mailing list or who have not yet received an invitation to a previous evening, please contact us before using the online facility.

    There will be complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation of £15


  • Sat

    Babajack | Hannah Rose Platt | Orfila

    GUEST LIST FULL Doors 7:00pm Live 7:30pm


    BABAJACK is fast becoming one of the most sought after bands on the festival circuits in the UK and Europe. Their brand of roots is contemporary and powerful: ‘an intoxicating brew of blues, folk and roots music’ (Classic Rock Magazine). They combine great musicianship, passion, energy and charismatic performance to create a unique sound and a great stage show.

    Becky Tate (vocals/percussion) and Trevor Steger (guitars/harmonica) are the song writing core of BabaJack, with Tosh Murase (drums) and Adam Bertenshaw (bass).

    RUNNING MAN was listed amongst the TOP ALBUMS OF 2013 in Classic Rock, Classic Rock Blues and Guitar & Bass magazines, and their appearance in October 2014 at The Royal Albert Hall, and recorded for Radio 2, gave them ever greater attention from the media and the music loving public.


    HANNAH ROSE PLATT is an enchanting singer-songwriter, guitarist and storyteller. She recorded her debut album Portraits in Nashville last year wh...ere she worked with some of the industry's leading names, Grammy award-winning musicians Mark Fain, (Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton) and Stuart Duncan (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton). She warmly builds characters like an author, penning songs that almost eavesdrop on other people's lives. 5***** - R2 (Rock'n'Reel) Magazine 4**** - Maverick Magazine

    “Hannah Rose Platt is a young, north of England Emmylou Harris in the making. She has the songs, the attitude, the voice and the looks to really do something in music. All she needs now is the luck required and then her career will rocket forward as many, including me, are expecting already.” - Sid Griffin

    Orfila, Saturday 01 October 2016. Superb three part harmonies with a Folk/Country/Pop feel from siblings Abi, Louise and Matt Orfila.

    ORFILA are an acoustic folk/pop trio consisting of siblings Abi, Louise and Matt Orfila from Folkestone in Kent. They are all accomplished musicians and songwriters in their own right.

    They first performed together as a band in mid 2012 when they supported BBC Radio 2 playlist singer/songwriter Ben Montague. Originally intended to be a one off show their set of originals and covers was warmly received and even earned an encore. Later in the year they supported UK rock band Dodgy, Canadian folk artist Andrew James O’Brien and Irish folk legend Sharon Shannon as well as performing at various charity events and open mic nights across Kent.

    Superb three part harmonies with a Folk/Country/Pop feel.

    There will be complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation of £15.





  • Sat

    KELLEY McRAE | ILONA | Double Headline






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    In 2011, Folk/Americana duo Kelley McRae traded their New York apartment for a VW van and hit the road full time.  Touring extensively in America and Europe over the next few years led to the creation of Kelley's latest release, The Wayside. 

    The Wayside, McRae says, “is the place at the side of the road where things get left behind, or where you go to rest awhile, or where you go find something you lost along the way.” McRae’s songs sip life from the tension between holding on and letting go, blooming in their rich search for truths. 

    The record was released in April of 2016 with a sold out release show at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, and it has been quick to impress critics:  “With hundreds of new releases each year, there are maybe ten or twenty magical moments. The Wayside is one of those moments.” – Mike Penard, Radio France,  “McRae is the real deal, bringing some rare depth to the newschool Americana genre.”  – New York Music Daily 

    The Wayside debuted at #7 on the EuroAmericana radio charts and hit #4 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Contemporary Folk Album chart alongside names like Patty Griffin and Darrell Scott.  Kelley is touring the UK this Fall in support of the new record.

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     “The last songs that made me cry were by a young New York singer, Kelley McRae.” – acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders to the San Francisco Chronicle

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     Reviews for ‘The Wayside’:

    Kelley moves effortlessly from the mournful tones of the plantation to the celebratory swing of the saloon, from songs of loss and decay to hymns of love and grace.” – Paste Magazine FOUR STAR Review



    Full band show

    ILONA is a country rock singer/songwriter with Bulgarian roots, based in London for the past 13 years.  She has headlined festivals in the UK and Norway, played SXSW in Texas, headlined the Brooklyn Bowl at The O2 Arena in London, and toured the USA twice, gaining rave reviews on the New York and Nashville live music scene. She has supported Passenger, Jamie Lawson, Adam Ant, Hudson Taylor, Paul Rodgers, Tom Jones, and Daniel Bedingfield, and performed at the House of Commons and the US Embassy.  Her latest release 'Best day of my life' is part of her upcoming debut album, due in early 2017. Inspired by Shania Twain, Sade, and Stevie Nicks, ILONA describes her music as 'hot country rock', bringing an emotional depth to her live performances that goes beyond her years.


    We rated her C2C festival set in the Brooklyn Bowl as one of the standout performances of the weekend.

    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 of £15.