The Devil Makes Three‘s latest barnburner “Stranger” is long on the kind of intensity that has already earned the California-by-way-of-Vermont band trio spots at US festivals such as Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, plus tours supporting Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris. The song, off their debut album for New West Records “I’m a Stranger Here”, blends raw folk, punk-tinged Southern blues and even amphetamine-fueled jazz.
TODAY we can announce their return to The Netherlands for one exclusive show:
30-03-2015: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
While most bands are propelled from behind by a drummer, TDM3 builds exuberant rhythms from the inside out, wrapping finger-picked strings and upsurging harmonies around chugging acoustic guitar and bass, plying an ever-growing audience onto its feet to jump, shake and waltz. Last June the band impressed crowds in Nijmegen (Kids ‘n Billies Festival) and Leeuwarden (Jailbreak Festival) and now TDM3 are back in The Netherlands for their FIRST EVER clubshow.
Just the other day TDM3 have put out a brand new 7″ single containing the songs “Dragging Chains” and “This Life” which can be purchased now and also streamed right here.
It has been a time with ups- and downs for our friends of the Hackensaw Boys. They recently had to decide on rescheduling some of their February performances in the US. In a seemingly unexplainable coincidence, nature has seen to it that two members of the boys will undergo thyroid surgery later this month. These surgeries are supposed to be in and out procedures with the guys taking minimum time off. On a brighter note the Hackensaw Boys have been recording their long-awaited follow up studio album. We expect to have more details on this soon, which is slightly delayed because of the above.
Other good news is the announcement of their April / May tourdates in Europe. Last week we could announce their appearance at the new rootsfestival Down By The River in Venlo and we can add the underneath dates TODAY!
With feet firmly planted in the old-time song tradition, hands soiled by the dirt of rock n’ roll and eyes fixed steadily on the future of real country music, the Hackensaw Boys are among the most exciting groups charting new territory in today’s diverse Americana music scene. How does it work? Everybody sings a bit of lead, everybody sings a bit of harmony and most members know when to shut up. Instrumentation includes banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, upright bass, charismo (a home-made tin can contraption) and the occasional trap kit. The band has just posted “The Hangman”, for y’all to get in the mood!
2015.04.24 Kinderdijk (NL) @ De Klok
2015.04.25 Hengelo (NL) @ Heartland Festival
2015.04.28 Hamburg (DE) @ Hafenklang
2015.04.29 Darmstadt (DE) @ Bessunger Knabenschule
2015.04.30 Freiburg (DE) @ Great Rang Tang Tang
2015.05.01 Lessines (BE) @ Roots n Roses
2015.05.03 Venlo (NL) @ Down By The River
2015.05.04 Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
2015.05.05 Vlissingen (NL) @ Bevrijdingsfestival
Austin Lucas and his pal Aaron “Cuz” Persinger start their European tour THIS week. Starting off in Hamburg the tour will lead them through Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Benelux. Holler down to the bottom of this message to find the tourdates.
Austin Lucas is one of those musicians that perhaps should be described as ‘country music as it should be’. Raised in the backwoods country of Monroe County, Indiana, Austin Lucas was born into a folk and bluegrass lineage. His father, Bob Lucas, is an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, having earned songwriting credits on two of Allison Krauss’ albums. Learning to harmonize before learning to read, Lucas honed his vocal control as a member of the nationally-acclaimed Indiana University Children’s Choir. In a narrative as well-worn as it is true, Lucas rebelled against his upbringing, leaving his Americana roots for the catharsis of punk rock. After the better part of a decade spent criss-crossing the globe with a series of bands in broken-down vans, Lucas hit a musical glass-ceiling, eventually finding respite for his ringing ears in the delicacy of traditional songcraft.
28-01-2015: Hamburg (DE) @ Hafenklang
29-01-2015: Leipzig (DE) @ Werk 2
30-01-2015: Berlin (DE) @ Cassiopeia
31-01-2015: Jena (DE) @ JG-Stadtmitte
02-02-2015: Prague (CZ) @ 007
03-02-2015: Vienna (AT) @ Arena
04-02-2015: Pavia (IT) @ Spaziomusica
05-02-2015: Livigno (IT) @ Marcos Pub
06-02-2015: Cantu (IT) @ All 1&35 Circa
07-02-2015: Vignola, Modena (IT) @ Stones Cafe
08-02-2015: Lyon (FR) @ KraspeK Myzik
10-02-2015: Bilbao (ESP) @ Kafe Antzokia
11-02-2015: Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
12-02-2015: Madrid (ESP) @ Siroco
14-02-2015: Winterthur (CH) @ Gaswerk
15-02-2015: Freiburg (DE) @ The Weird Rabbit
16-02-2015: Selestat (FR) @ Le Tigre
17-02-2015: Wiesbaden (DE) @ Schlachthof
18-02-2015: Leeds (UK) @ Brudenell Social Club
19-02-2015: Winchester (UK) @ The Railway Inn
20-02-2015: Bristol (UK) @ Kingsdown Wine Vaults
21-02-2015: Plymouth (UK) @ The Junction
22-02-2015: London (UK) @ Boston Arms
23-02-2015: Brighton (UK) @ The Prince Albert
25-02-2015: Venlo (NL) @ Grenswerk
26-02-2015: Aarschot (BE) @ Gasthuisschuur
27-02-2015: Eindhoven (NL) @ Wilhelmina
28-02-2015: Munster (DE) @ Gleis 22
Only a few weeks after Scott H. Biram will complete his upcoming April/May tour our favorite one-man-band our of Austin, Texas will be back in Europe! Today we’re proud to announce not one, but TWO performances at Sweden Rock Festival! This next tour starting on May 30th – to run until mid-June – will concentrate around Scandinavian shows but starts in Switzerland for a festival appearance. See the first announced shows for May/June below.
Scott H. Biram isn’t a one-man band. He is THE one-man band! With his first tour on his latest album “Nothing But Blood” – out on Bloodshot Records the amazing Roadburn Festival chalked Scott H. Biram’s name on it’s line-up. Around this festival he will tour around for a few month also including dates in the United Kingdom. This will be the first tour on the new album he’s doing over there. Find a list of all upcoming tourdates right here.
2015.05.30 Crissier (CH) @ Blues Rules Crissier Festival
2015.06.02 Copenhagen (DK) @ Stengade
2015.06.05 Solvesborg (SWE) @ Sweden Rock Festival
2015.06.06 Solvesborg (SWE) @ Sweden Rock Festival (showcase at Sveriges Radio)
2015.06.13 Stockholm (SWE) @ Pick Up The Steam Festival
At the moment Scott H. Biram isn’t sitting back, he’s working hard on getting his old records “The Dirty Old One Man Band” (2005) and “Graveyard Shift” (2006) re-mastered and the art reworded so he can release these classic Biram albums on limited edition vinyl LPs this year. First time on vinyl for these!
This May 3rd the first edition of a new rootsfestival named Down By The River is set to take place at Poppodium Grenswerk in Venlo. The festival focusses on renewing roots and alt-country music. Sedate Bookings is proud to be participating in organizing this event. The first two names are announced today: Hackensaw Boys and J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices. More names to follow!
Down By The River, after the song of Neil Young, comprises the thought behind the festival. Flowing like the river Maas, fresh; seeking the sharp edges. Poppodium Grenswerk is located close to the Maas and the river will also be involved in the festival.
The Hackensaw Boys are one of the most exiting Americana-band of the last ten year and will return this spring with a brand new album. With a good dose of rock-’n-roll these gentlemen know how to freshly twist the traditional folk- and bluegrassmusic. In semi-acoustic setting the formation out of West-Virginia uses fiddle, banjo, guitars, mandolin and upright bass. Also notable is the flawless singing and the absence of a drummer. No covers or traditionals only original material and these guys know how to build a party!
J.P. Harris was born in Montgomery, Alabama. His album “Home Is Where The Hurt Is” was recorded in Nashville though. On his albums we be records with his band The Tough Choices we hear pure country like we hear more and more of. Where Daniel Romano seems to reach back to Gram Parsons, Harris gets his inspiration from the country from before and takes this into a modern age. The album includes guest appearances of Los Lobos sax player Steve Berlin, Nikki Lane and Chance McCow (Old Crow Medicine Show).
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