Friday 24th April
Bennett Wilson Poole
Danny Wilson (Danny and the Champions of the World, Grand Drive) and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) join forces with Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing), producer extraordinaire and king of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker, their voices, guitars, and songwriting combining to marvellous effect in a collection of songs that began as uplifting acoustic music and grew into something far more wide-ranging and transcendent..
Eileen Rose & The Holy Wreck
Born in the Boston suburb of Saugus, Eileen cut her teeth fronting local indie-rock bands Daisy Chain and Fledgling. She moved to England to launch a career as a singer-songwriter and signed for the legendary Rough Trade label. Her debut album, "Shine Like It Does", saw her labeled as "Americana", but she has gone on to explore much wider territory and is known for crossing and blurring musical genres. Critics have compared her to artists from Lucinda Williams and Maria McKee to Bob Dylan and PJ Harvey.
A young yet seasoned singer songwriter with 15 years of professional stage experience. This Texas native is known for turning eyes and ears with her electric vocals and her provocative songwriting. Laven grew up in a musical family in San Antonio, Texas. She performed with her parents cover band at the age of 5, started songwriting at 10, and recorded her first full length album at 13. Now 24 years old, with a college degree from Trinity University, 3 albums with her family band (The Lavens), 2 solo albums, and 1 EP with her bluegrass project band (Sweet 'Shine & Honey)
Ferris & Sylvester
Ferris & Sylvester are a force to be reckoned with. They are honest and unashamed, bold and unapologetic. With clear references in their catchy setup to the mid-60s sounds of Greenwich Village combined with their meatier blues tones, the British duo sit somewhere between Jack White and First Aid Kit.
“Amy Speace is on a roll. Each new release has brought an expansion of her voice and her art, and she has reached the level of absolute mastery. Her new record Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne is brilliant. The song Ginger Ale and Lorna Doones is a masterpiece, a hard hitting gut punch on every level- voice, melody, words, performance, instrumentation. I nominate it for song of the year, and predict that this song will bring legions of new fans to Amy’s work.
Folk music doesn’t get any better than this.”
- Mary Gauthier
Saturday 25th April
Police Dog Hogan
With 8 members in the full line-up and instruments including guitar, accordion, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and trumpet, Police Dog hogan draw their influences from many different wells. You could call it Americana, country-folk, folk-pop or even urban bluegrass, but it’s difficult to do justice to the sheer range of styles this band can bend to its will.
Devin Tuel may consider herself to be an artist meant for a different time, but she now finds herself inhabiting her own true place. The singer-songwriter is at home in Upstate NY reflecting on her third album, Happier Now, released under her nom de plume, Native Harrow, as well as the difficult sojourn the former ballerina and classically trained singer has had to traverse to become the writer and performer she was meant to be.
The Dreaming Spires
The Dreaming Spires bring their own cosmic mix of slow country burners and intriguing jangling guitars. Rated by BBC Radio Ulster’s, Ralph McLean as “one of the finest bands in Britain today,” singing brothers, Robin and Joe Bennett - joined live by Tom Collison (keyboards) and F Scott Kenny (drums) - have built quite a reputation and following in recent times.
The Jambalaya Band
THE JAMBALAYA BAND have been making a name for themselves in the UK country and Americana scene as the hottest honky tonk band in town. Stand out sets at Red Rooster and Long Road festivals landed them the house band spot at the 2020 AMAUK awards afterparty where they backed artists such as Billy Bragg, Sunny Ozell and Michaela Anne. Featuring the classic honky tonk combo of pedal steel guitar, telecaster and fiddle, a slick rhythm section and fronted by powerful female harmonies.
THE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM FROM OUT NOW
"Songs that remind me why I liked rock music when I first heard it. In Banks’s hands rock still sounds passionate and fresh"
"A stunning collection of songs deeply rooted in Americana"
"Big, honest Americana in the mould of Petty and Springsteen"
"Americana at its finest. An amazing piece of work"
"We can’t find a weak song on the album"
Malibu People are:
- The greatest new band in the universe that you don’t know!
- Built by people you may or may not know.
- have a debut album they just released.
The Clubhouse All-Stars
Clubhouse Records, including friends and performers from the weekends acts, gather for the annual late night tribute.
“He is the real deal”
Bob Harris OBE
Robert Vincent is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Liverpool - having received the inaugural Emerging Artist Award from “Whispering” Bob Harris in 2016 and UK Americana Music Association’s UK Album of The Year in 2018.
Luke Tuchscherer and the Penny Dreadfuls
Luke Tuchscherer is an acclaimed singer/songwriter from Bedford, England, now living in New York City.
His introduction to the UK Americana scene came via the highly regarded alt.country band The Whybirds, with whom Luke sang and played drums.
Prinz Grizzley dug deep down in the rich grits of good ol´ country, folk and blues. The more he dug, the more he returned, back home to rural feelings that bound him to his roots in western Austria. Surrounded by rugged wild country, with god-loving, hardworking folk, whose simple living and gentle loving he finds an inspiration for songs that might have been written across the ocean, in another land, way down south.
Hannah Rose Platt
Hannah Rose Platt is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, talented guitarist and storyteller. Hannah has just finishing recording her second album, a co-production with AMAUK Instrumentalist of the Year Winner, Thomas Collison (Dreaming Spires, Danny & the Champions of the World). Her latest video ‘Chanel and Cigarettes’ debuted on SKY and Freeview TV, she also performed live on BBC One and was named as a rising independent star on the Americana scene in ‘Billboard’ magazine.
The Bon Temps Playboys
Cajun, Zydeco & Swamp pop mayhem
Caburn are rock band whose members all live in Lewes, East Sussex. The band has come a long way since forming in late 2014, initially playing at local parties under the name Deep Red Rust with a set made up of covers from the Doors to the Band, from Credence to the Clash.
Sunday 26th April
Beth Rowley is known for her voice and love of Blues and Gospel. After the huge success of her UK top 10 album ‘Little Dreamer’ in 2008, for which she was nominated a Brit Award, she’s back after working on her much anticipated second album.
Texas-born songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson's slightly spooky melodies and lyrics invoke a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn't yet kidnapped the country's imagination, and men wore hats every day. His reflective and soulful lyrics, almost like hand-written letters, remind us that human stories of lost love, sudden fortune, and abiding mystery transcend the decades...and nothing is better or worse right now than it's ever been.
Years before Rolling Stone was praising Carson McHone's rule-breaking roots music, the Austin, Texas native played weeknights in local bars, keeping dancers dancing and drinkers drinking. With her 21st birthday still in the distance, McHone entertained late-night crowds bearing witness to the good times and bad decisions that fill a busy bar. It was a rare, raw education. She pumped her music full of details from an early adulthood spent in the company of the heartbroken and high-toleranced.
The Hanging Stars
Blending folk pastoralism with swampy 60s Americana, The Hanging Stars sound like the missing link between the California desert sun and the grey skies of London Town. The album was recorded between LA, Nashville and Walthamstow, with each of these vastly different places leaving an indelible mark on the songs. Their debut album Over the Silvery Lake came out in March 2016.
A prodigiously gifted Americana/Folk songwriter with an extraordinarily soulful voice, Winter Mountain has released 2 critically acclaimed albums and toured the world.
Born in deepest darkest Cornwall, Joe Francis (WMs real name) joined his first band at 12 years old and was raised on a healthy diet of the likes of Beatles, Dylan, Neil Young and Springsteen. Since then he has recorded albums at Abbey Road and Sun and supported the likes of Seal, The Waterboys, Larkin Poe, Rosanne Cash, Patty Griffin, Paulo Nutini, Richard Thompson, Seth Lakeman and Ben Howard
Alt-Country band project, fronted by Sean Duggan of Folk/Americana duo Loud Mountains. Hailing from Connecticut but drawing on the instrumental talents of Oxfordshire. Steady Habits are set to release their, highly anticipated, first material in April 2020
Later Youth is the new project from singer-songwriter and producer Jo Dudderidge (The Travelling Band)
Heartworn Highways: Live
Following their sell out show at London’s Wilton’s Music Hall. Jambalaya Events presents Heartworn Highways: Live at Ramblin Roots Revue. .
Settle in for two fantastic sets of live music as our artists perform a mixture of original material and re-imaginations of songs by Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell and many others featured in James Szalapski’s docu-film Heartworn Highways.
The Blue Highways
Formed in early 2018, four piece Americana band The Blue Highways have quickly cemented themselves as a fixture on the Americana scene in the UK. Having built a reputation as a commanding live act driven by big vocals, close harmonies, and narrative led songs, they’ve already played some of the best Americana festivals in Europe and supported some of the biggest acts in the genre including Iris Dement, Robert Vincent and Bennett Wilson Poole.