Letham Nights #43 – The Coal Porters

August 7th, 2015
by Letham Nights

coal porters2The Coal Porters led by Sid Griffin

Saturday 5th September 8pm

“A sumptuous bluegrass spread impeccably served”
Uncut Magazine

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So! After a long and mostly cold and wet summer, what better way to brighten up the onset of autumn than by making your way down to the village hall on 5th September at 8pm for some of the hottest, most accomplished, toe-tappingest bluegrass you will ever experience from the amazing, incomparable, utterly marvellous Coal Porters.  The Coal Porters are an exciting and dynamic bluegrass combo with a DYNAMITE LIVE ACT featuring Kerenza Peacock – fine fiddle and vocals; Paul Fitzgerald – banjo and vocals; Sid Griffin – vocals, mandolin, harmonica and autoharp;  Tali Trow, bass; Neil Robert Herd guitar, sporran and vocals.

The Coal Porters claim to be the world’s first “alt-bluegrass” act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world and have featured on NPR’s Morning Edition in the USA as well as recording a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2.  They have wowed audiences at numerous UK and European arts centres, done no less than four North American tours and performed to tens of thousands at festivals such as Glastonbury, HebCelt, Stagecoach (USA), Larmer Tree, Didmarton, LaRoche (France), Cork Midsummer Fest (Eire), Wombwell and Hultsfredsfestivalen (Sweden).

The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton.

“Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution.”
Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros)

“Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters.”
Billy Bragg

These guys really are at the top of their game!  What a steal to have booked them for Letham Nights!!  Yeeha!!

So the word is out and tickets are beginning to disappear.  This band are uniformly loved by young and old alike so make sure you bring along the whole family – babies, children, teens, big kids (aka adults), grannies and grandads – ALL WELCOME!!Don’t be disappointed – get your booking in!

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