The first Letham Nights of 2016!
AND IT’S A SELL OUT!
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Saturday 23 April is just around the corner! All the way from Boulder, Colorado, we bring you the magnificent…
Saturday 23rd April 8pm
This magnificent alternative Bluegrass fivesome spent 2015 ripping up stages all over the US as well as fitting in a UK and Ireland tour, in the process winning the Rockygrass’ Best New Band Competition. This year they are back and we are lucky enough to have booked them for your delight and delectation on Saturday 23rd April.
What the reviews say…
“With their new album, The Faster It Goes, The Railsplitters, are using these new influences to break the bonds of bluegrass and unleash tradition. Lauren Stovall and the rest of the ‘Splitters suggest that using your roots to evolve is really at the heart of the genre as, Bill Monroe himself was an innovator. With their finger on the pulse, The Railsplitters are pushing the genre forward with an adventurous spirit, carrying in the tradition of breaking boundaries with their innovative sound.” Mindie Lind, Hearth Music
“The Railsplitters are one of the most exciting bands to come on the scene in a long time. The complexity of their arrangements, the beauty of their vocals, and excitement in their performance should put them right in the center of your radar. Catch the Railsplitters, you’ll dig ’em!” Stephen Mougin, Sam Bush Band
So for goodness sake, get booking!! There’s plenty time of course but we think this is going to be a busy one
And announcing our opening acts for the evening…
Sleeping Gypsy is the alter ego of veteran shyster Bob Honson who is in turn the alter ego of our beloved Letham Nights friend, the one and only Robbie Ward (formerly of Luva Anna and Anderson, McGinty, Webster, WARD and Fisher!) His new album, Zen and the Art of Jollification (2015) is a jolly tapestry of witticism and wisdom featuring some astonishing textures, impassioned vocals and superb instrumentals. And it’s out now. Here is how he describes the album:
“It’s unconventional but very traditional. Lets just say I grew up inside a shortbread tin – my father playing fiddle tunes late into the night and my mother by his side, quite the dramatic spoon player. I left home young enough to blag my way into some folk band or other but I dun got fired for wearing double-denim. I hog-tied myself to a pair of headphones in some old studio down on Long Lane and next thing I know I’ve lain a pure egg with all these hip young things telling me to ‘represent’.” – Bob Honson
Sleeping Gypsy will open the evening with a selection of these songs for your delectation.
For more information please visit the homepage: www.jollification.uk
And for our first foray into spoken word performance we present Mark Richardson, urban poet from Dundee. This will be one of Mark’s first public performances. His poems are heartfelt reflections drawn from everyday life and delivered with an affecting, emotional energy and at times an edgy, hard-hitting street vibe. We are so delighted he has agreed to perform for us.