The veteran, banjo player and songwriter famed for his dynamic, often unhinged, performances has assembled a brutish, inelegant rock & roll ensemble to bring his historically evocative compositions to vivid life!
Once in a lifetime a gig surpasses all expectations, slapping you in the face with its grace, majestic singing, the quality of the material. [it] demonstrated music's power to stir the heart and soul. In my all-time Top 10 that one.” The Australian
“An intuitive and versatile singer and songsmith, Brigid O’Neill segues easily between genres with whispery delicate lyrics contrasting beautifully with an upbeat rhythm and high energy vibe” Irish Music Magazine
Award-winning entertaining American 5-piece who blend traditional bluegrass and contemporary Americana. A barnstorming live band that will get your feet tapping and leave you with a smile on your face!
A unique and intimate gathering of London's alternative songwriters as they pay tribute to their heroes. Featuring live performances from The Magic Numbers, Ren Harvieu, Zak Hobbs, Robert Chaney, Louis Brennan, Laura Tenschert, Josh Flowers, Felix Holt, Naomi Larsson, Pat Ralla, and Joe Harvey-Whyte.
“Bluegrass, punk-rock and a palpable dose of Soul” ...“Tales of cheating spouses, bad attitudes, short-change romances, endless asphalt and dodgy diners, all told with a “psychobilly” sense of playfulness, ringing banjo and a bass as certain as a highway centerline” The Herald, Newcastle, Australia
“A dynamic Americana duo who’ve married their love of adventure with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors.” (Americana UK)... “articulate, poetic and deeply moving” 4* (Country Music People)
Deeply rooted in traditional country and mountain music but presented with an edgier punk-energy, switching from guitar to banjo -Think of Hank Williams meeting Ralph Stanley ready to party on steroids, while the Sex Pistols are laughing somewhere!
“Tugging at the heartstrings, is often uplifting, includes gorgeous melodies, great vocals and playing, brilliant arrangements and atmospheres that flow between deep, dark and spooky, as well as eerie and haunting with occasional flashes of light.” AmericanaUK
...dusty barroom shuffles, sassy two-steps and ethereal country-folk... informed by the vintage duets of George Jones and Melba Montgomery, as well as the more modern pairing of John Prine and Iris DeMent." Chicago Tribune
"Porter is a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone..." (The Washington Post), "Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever." (Tori Amos), “I found Willy on iTunes six years ago. Went to see him live and joined the converted.“ (Al Kooper - Bob Dylan/Blood, Sweat & Tears)
Hailed as "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone, “Senora May Sounds Like: A mountain music version of Feist’s “Gatekeeper” with the occasional flute. For Fans of: Cat Power, Bright Eyes, Lucinda Williams. ” Rolling Stone Country
“Lovely, unique, & haunting voice.” Penguin Eggs... “Imaginative narratives woven throughout his songs that catch & hold the listener.” Permanent Rain Press... “One of the most unique and captivating singing voices I’ve ever heard” Leader Post Regina