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2019

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  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    LAUREN HOUSLEY | REB FOUNTAIN | CHELEY TACKETT

    GUEST LIST FULL Doors 19:00 Live 19:15

    LAUREN HOUSLEY Trio | Saturday 02 March 2019 | Delighted to welcome hugely popular Lauren for a fourth visit  with her superb band, featuring Thomas Dibb and Mark Lewis.

    “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.”

    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

    REB FOUNTAIN

    Winner Best New Zealand Country Music Artist/Album 2018 and Best Country Music Song 2018 HOPEFUL & HOPELESS

    Reb writes and sings as if she just burst into song telling tales woven together; multiple stories running through, often concurrently, creating a landscape rich, diverse and universal.  Her recently released EP Hopeful & Hopeless revealed her mastery of the folk tale.  Little Arrows contains both folklore and pop; illuminating all sides of Reb – the dark the light, the rock, the roll; the folk and the lore that awashes between.  

    Her music is no prisoners tough yet also giving and with enough play that it will turn hardened cynics burnt out on the in genuine machine that spits out beautiful girls with acoustic guitars almost hourly into believing in the power of songs again. Simply because if there was a deal Reb’d be the real one. It probably ain’t gonna make her rich, or number one, but the world needs her like it needs every sighing messenger, it needs her because we need her. Thing is Reb and her songs don’t need us, she sings them and they exist because they have to, because they were meant to, they are elemental in size as much as they are heart ready in tone. That’s why when you get to see her onstage, you feel lucky, like you’re in on a secret, like you’ve got something the world is yet to figure on. That’s why she makes you feel important, like you mean something. It’s like her heart through those songs lifts you up. Damn it, how many times do you get to say that a songwriter is generous and not vain or self obsessed? Rarely. Reb is a rare one. We are lucky to have her.!

    CHELEY TACKETT

    Cheley's latest album, Buckeye, was given a 4 out of 5 star rating in the March 2018 edition of the UK's Country Music People and Think Country UK said, "if this amazing singer-songwriter hits your town, GO!!!! Just go. I can't even say enough about her album, Buckeye....brilliant." She is a MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest winner, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk winner, Independent Acoustic Music Award finalist (Best Song & Female Vocalist Categories), JPF Song of the Year winner, and 2018 International Songwriting Competition semi-finalist in the Americana Category. She recently filmed an episode of PBS' Songs at The Center which began airing in the U.S. coast to coast in June.

    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 complimentary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.

     

    GUEST LIST FULL

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019

    DOUBLE HEADER | DANNI NICHOLLS | SNIFF 'N'THE TEARS | TAMARA STEWART

    FULL | Doors 19:00 Live 19:15

    Saturday 06 April 2019| SNIFF 'N' THE TEARS Acoustic is the duo project of Sniff ‘n’ the Tears singer-songwriter Paul Roberts and guitarist Les Davidson, who has played with Sniff ‘n’ the Tears and on Paul’s solo albums since 1981. This will be a stripped back and intimate performance, and an opportunity to hear songs drawn from 10 albums worth of material ranging from Fickle Heart (1978) up to Random Elements, released in 2017.

    PAUL ROBERTS and LES DAVIDSON 

    A very special double headline billing featuring LRB favourite Danni Nicholls and iconic band Sniff 'n' the Tears...and special guest Tamara Stewart

    Formed in 1978 and after releasing their first album Fickle Heart had a worldwide hit with Driver’s Seat, which reached 15 on the billboard chart in the USA in 1979. The band toured extensively following the success of Driver’s Seat, including a two and a half month tour of the States, and performed and recorded together until 1982.

    In the early nineties Driver’s Seat reached number one in Holland after being used in a car ad campaign which introduced it to a new generation and led to the band reforming for a European tour and to make another album. Hollywood films such as Boogie Nights and Anchor Man 2 as well as the series The Walking Dead have kept Driver’s Seat in the public eye, and it has become a perennial favourite loved by successive generations.

    Although the band members have all been engaged with other projects in the intervening years, they have stayed in touch and continued to work together. Random Elements is the latest and tenth album attributable to either the band or Paul Roberts, released in 2017.

    Les Davidson has worked with Leo Sayer, Joan Armatrading, Paul Rogers, Shakin Stevens, Barbara Dickson, Mick Taylor, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, East of Eden, Labi Siffrre, Laura Mvula, Richard O'Brien, Kenney Jones, Pete Townsend, Scott Walker, Howard Goodall, Donovan, Bucks Fizz, Zoot Money, Mica Paris, Pete Brown, Mori Kante, Bonnie Tyler, W.G. Snuffy Walden, Steve Brown, Rumer, Tina Turner

    Following a break from performing live, if that's what you call 27 years, Paul and Les played a stripped back Sniff 'n' the Tears acoustic set at the Slaughtered Lamb in October. Although a one off show, such was the reception, that I suspected Paul got a taste for more.

    DANNI NICHOLLS Trio Show

    DANNI NICHOLLS Saturday 06 April 2019 | Danni's music slips effortlessly between smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country. 4 out of 5 stars, Q Magazine | New third album release The Melted Morning is on the horizon

    With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 ‘UK Album of the Year’ for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 ‘UK Artist of the Year’), singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride. From supporting the legendary Shakin' Stevens on his 28 date major UK tour to opening for the mighty Lucinda Williams and The Secret Sisters plus being invited to perform at prestigious events such as Folk Alliance International, Cambridge Folk Festival, Tonder Festival, Denmark and AmericanaFest in Nashville….2019 is set to be just as exciting.

    Following her first two critically acclaimed studio albums, A Little Redemption (2013) and Mockingbird Lane (2015), this year sees the release of her third - The Melted Morning - produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin (The Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright-Roche) at the idyllic woodland studio MOXE, Nashville TN.

    Closely personal yet widely relatable, the themes of this album span an array of life’s takeaways from the pain and darkness of rejection, the fear of losing yourself and the power of human connection to offering up hope and new perspectives in the face of adversities.

    I needed a new challenge, a new landscape to work in sonically, physically and viscerally. Collaborating with Jordan and this incredible team of musicians gave me that opportunity and I have come away with a delicate, vibey, honest and vulnerable collection of songs that we dove deep into to find out who they wanted to become”

    Her vibrant, spell binding performances are guaranteed to melt your heart into the soles of your boots. Danni’s passionate delivery, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter compel you to fall under her spell.

    An artist with the elegance and imagination to restore your faith in the visceral power of an original song”

    Paul Sexton, BBC Radio 2 and freelance print/broadcast journalist

    I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music”

    Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

    Danni is one of our favourites. Shes a dedicated, prolific creator, combining memorable melodies with thoughtful lyrics. Dannis performances are captivating; her natural warmth making any stage her own.”

    David Pick, Founder & CEO Vintage TV

    Her passion for her craft is unparalleled. Her depth of emotion, commitment to the song

    and ability to go deep, makes her a rare artist.”

    Jed Hilly - Executive Director of the Americana Music Association

    Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice”

    Q Magazine

    Sumptuous...a warm wry line in confessional songwriting”

    UNCUT

    One in a million...

    Maverick Music Magazine

     

     

    TAMARA STEWART

    TAMARA STEWART Saturday 06 April 2019 | With a 2012 CMAA (Country Music Association Australia) award , multiple finalist places and her album producing four #1 radio singles it's a pleasure to host Australian award winning singer/songwriter to coincide with her new album release. She joins us as a special guest on the evening!

     

    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 complimentary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.

     

    GUEST LIST FULL

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019

    HANNAH ALDRIDGE | GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND | THE LUCK

    Doors 19:00 Live 19:15

    HANNAH ALDRIDGE Saturday 04 May 2019. Welcome return with a band line up

    Delighted to announce after several years waiting for our stars to align HANNAH ALDRIDGE returns with The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

     In literature and in songwriting, the American South is where writers go to face their fears. Hannah Aldridge doesn’t just dip her pen into the well of the South, the Muscle Shoals native embodies it. With every song, she’s facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt.

    “Gold Rush” is Hannah Aldridge’s second album, a follow up to her 2014 debut “Razor Wire.” While that album launched her career, drew the attention of music writers and sent her touring across the world, “Gold Rush” shows a more mature and introspective artist with more life experience — and music experience — under her belt.

    The honesty Hannah Aldridge crafts into each track is off-set by her stubborn, maybe defiant, nature, which gives her music a hopeful silver lining.

    “I start writing with ‘this is how I’m feeling and I need to talk about it.’ Doing that helps me sort out my own thoughts on it. My music is an introspective look at the things that happened in my life. It’s me trying to sort through and put feelings into words,” she said.

    Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Muscle Shoals legend Walt Aldridge. An Alabama Music Hall of Famer, Walt Aldridge is a prolific and decorated songwriter of countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty.

    Mixing her personal life and the sounds of her hometown, Hannah Aldridge’s new album also draws in influences from across the rock genre. Working with people with one foot in country music and one foot in rock, Hannah Aldridge makes a fresh kind of Southern Rock styled by Southern Gothic storytelling.

    Recorded at Creative Workshop in Nashville, Hannah Aldridge worked with Muscle Shoals writers such as Mark Narramore, Tosha Hill, Matt Johnson and Brad Crisler and artists such as Andrew Combs, Ashley McBryde, Don Gallardo, Ryan Beaver, and Sadler Vaden on “Gold Rush.” She teamed up with Jordan Dean and M. Allen Parker, who were instrumental in working on her new album, and finally finishing by calling on her Dad, Walt Aldridge, to master the record. In total, Hannah Aldridge compiled a team of distinct talents to work with her. With their help, Hannah Aldridge has put together a progressive, creative and memorable body of work.

    “It’s about being self destructive,” Aldridge said of her new album. “That is the underlying tone. The album goes back to when I was younger, and after touching on that, to now. In ‘Aftermath,’ the very first line is: ‘I was born in a crossfire.’ It starts from day one.”

    GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND

     

    Goat Roper Rodeo Band band back Hannah Aldridge

    With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching ‘Country Blues’ like you never heard… It’s up, it’s down, it’s soft and loud, it’s dark and lonesome too, there’s hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there’s love in what they do! There’s a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon’s blues … Simply put, it’s exactly what it says on the tin.

    THE LUCK

    THE LUCK Saturday 04 May 2019. Americana Fest officially showcasing 29-31 January 2019 Hackney. “The dual singing of Max and Esmay together is meticulous and it sparkles like a Roman candle”– NO DEPRESSION

     

     

    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 complimentary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.

     

    PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER DETAILS

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    DEAN OWENS & THE SOUTHERNERS | NATALIE SHAY | CHASING SUMMER

    Doors 19:00 Live 19:15

    DEAN OWENS & THE SOUTHERNERS | Saturday 08 June 2019 | Thrilled to welcome AMAUK Winner 2019 Best Song with The Southerners, Thomas Collison AMA UK 2018 Instrumentalist of The Year and renowned guitarist Jim Maving.

    Dean Owens & The Southerners

    Award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens is widely hailed as one of UK’s finest troubadours, with fans including Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and BBC legend "Whispering" Bob Harris.

    The title track of his most recent, widely acclaimed album, Southern Wind, won the UK Song of the Year Award at the 2019 Americana Music Association UK Awards.

    Fresh from a 2 month USA tour, Dean is delighted to be joining forces with the formidable talents of Tom Collison (Instrumentalist of the Year 2018 (AMA-UK)) and renowned guitarist Jim Maving. – collectively Dean Owens and The Southerners.

    Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skilfully crafted songs and earworm inducing melodies, Dean is a spellbinding and hugely engaging live performer, with a hurricane of stories, songs and banter. Dean’s music conjures the wild romanticism of the open road, distilling the Scottish and Americana into a unique blend of celtic spirit, country soul. The unfettered enthusiasm of a rock n roller coupled with the sympathetic delivery of folk’s storytellers.

    A Dean Owens gig isn’t just about the songs though. Dean is also a witty raconteur, with anecdotes about his travels and the songs – from an 8 album solo career, and his days with Scotland’s original Americana band, the Felsons - peppered throughout his set. His performance crosses genres, as he takes his audience from tears to laughter to rocking out in the course of just a few songs.

    **** A little bit country, a little bit rock and soul… MOJO

    ***** borders on genius… A-List… Country Music People

    **** Country Music Magazine

    • One of Scotland’s best troubadours… fabulous… Bob Harris (BBC)

    • Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter… Irvine Welsh

    • Magical... a must see – Ricky Ross (BBC/Deacon Blue)

    • Scottish, Americana in a unique blend… No Depression

    • his songwriting craft can stand proudly with the best … albums like this don’t come around too often… FATEA

    • superb… Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster)

    Dean Owens online

    Website www.deanowens.com

    Facebook www.facebook.com/deanowensmusic

    Twitter @deanowens1

    Youtube www.youtube.com/deanowens

    NATALIE SHAY

    Saturday 08 June 2019 | Natalie Shay is a 19 year old multi award-winning, indie pop/rock artist from North London. Deemed as one of London's hottest emerging talents, Shay is launching herself into the forefront of the industry, with recent critical acclaim

    Natalie Shay is a 19 year old multi award-winning, indie pop/rock artist from North London. Deemed as one of London's hottest emerging talents, Shay is launching herself into the forefront of the industry, with recent critical acclaim.

    Shay's talents have found herself performing to sold-out audiences at some of London's most iconic and renown venues, including The Roundhouse, Ronnie Scotts and Brooklyn Bowl, O2. Her successes to date include her long list of awards from,Best Undiscovered Talent, London Music Award, Winner of The Guardian's Music Award and two time winner of the Mayor of London Gigs. New single, This Feeling, landed Shay at a stunning number 4 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts.

    CHASING SUMMER

    CHASING SUMMER | Saturday 08 June 2019 | a welcome return from 09 June 2012! | Chasing Summer is an international folk/rock duo whose music can be described as stomp-clapping, newgrass-infused Americana, known for their soulful style and rich harmonies. Composed of Nashville solo artists Tammy Rochelle and Joseph Bamber | authentic lyrics, infectious melodies, and uplifting beats, completed by a rich blend of ethnic and traditional instruments.

     

     

    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 complimentary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.