The Devil Makes Three in Rotterdam and Amsterdam this month

Posted on June 24, 2016 | No Comments

The Devil Makes Three are in Europe and will be in Rotterdam (26-JUNE) and Amsterdam (27-JUNE)!

The Devil Makes Three have just announced Redemption & Ruin (releasing August 26). TDM3 debuted “Drunken Hearted Man” from the new record, be sure to check it out:

The Hackensaw Boys are back! “Charismo” release tour hits Europe starting this week!

Posted on June 20, 2016 | No Comments

“Charismo” is the new record from notorious string band pickers Hackensaw Boys. The 11-track album feels like the zenith release of the band’s 17 years, gathering their diverse life experiences and myriad of roots influences, and crystallizing them into a magnum opus on the Hackensaw way of being. Traditional Appalachian and Delta music lay the groundwork, but it’s injected with a heavy dose of the contemporary, good-times-roll kind of spit and vinegar the band has become known for over the years.


The album was produced by Larry Campbell – who has lent his talents to Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, and countless others- “Charismo” sees the band reeled in and slightly refined, though still as spirited as ever. The songs (all written by longtime Hackensaws David Sickmen and Ferd Moyse) are tinged with an attitude of scrappy resilience, spinning tales and metaphors of everyday, working class struggles and triumphs. With Campbell’s production, the Hackensaw’s somewhat casual, porch-front aesthetic is sharpened around the edges, focusing in on the simple beauty of their melodies and the earnestness in their delivery.

Starting THIS Saturday the Hackensaw Boys will bringing the album release tour to Europe, probably on their longest overseas tour to date, crossing The Netherlands, UK, Germany, Belgium, Italy and more. Check out all of the dates below!

TOURDATES:
25-JUNE: Rotterdam (NL) @ Pijnackerplein Bluegrass Festival
26-JUNE: Waardamme (BE) @ Muddy Roots Europe
27-JUNE: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
28-JUNE: London (UK) @ Boston Music Arms
29-JUNE: Cardiff (UK) @ The Moon Club
30-JUNE: Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny
01-JULY: Easton (UK) @ Maverick Festival
02-JULY: Utrecht (NL) @ De Beschaving
05-JULY: Hamburg (DE) @ Knust
06-JULY: Flensburg (DE) @ Volksbad
07-JULY: Mannheim (DE) @ Altes Volksbad
08-JULY: Crailsheim (DE) @ 7180 Bar
10-JULY: Deventer (NL) @ Hoogtevrees
12-JULY: Fürth (DE) @ Kunstkeller o27
13-JULY: Lugano (CH) @ Busker Festival
14-JULY: Selestat (FR) @ Le Tigre
15-JULY: Leeuwarden (NL) @ Welcome to The Village
16-JULY: Berlin (DE) @ Cortina Bob
17-JULY: Jablonec nad Nisou (CZ) @ Eurocentrum
19-JULY: Cesenatico (IT) @ Cafe degli Artisti
20-JULY: Arbizzano (VR) (IT) @ Officina degli Angeli
21-JULY: Mantova (IT) @ Arci Festa
22-JULY: Luzern (CH) @ Blueballs Festival
23-JULY: Krefeld (DE) @ Kulturrampe
24-JULY: Lichtenvoorde (NL) @ Zwarte Cross

Christopher Paul Stelling tours Europe this September, October, November

Posted on June 16, 2016 | No Comments

Folk musician Christopher Paul Stelling has been on the road for five years. In June 2015, the Florida native released his third LP, Labor Against Waste (ANTI-), then toured Europe and the U.S. on his own, and last month opened for Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. So while his apartment might be in Brooklyn, he’s only been in New York for a total of six weeks since the beginning of 2015. As he sees it, beginning in 2011, touring became his job—even before he had released his first two albums, 2012′s Songs of Praise and Scorn and 2013′s False Cities.

The above paragraph is an excerpt from a piece Interview Magazine recently wrote about our favorite modern day finger-picking troubadour. The whole article is worth reading (click)!

Today we’re ecstatic to be announcing a fresh batch of European tour-dates in September, October and November:
07-09-2016: Utrecht (NL) @ EKKO with Matthew Logan Vasquez
08-09-2016: Rotterdam (NL) @ V11
09-09-2016: Oostende (BE) @ Leffingeleuren Festival
10-09-2016: Groningen (NL) @ Take Root
11-09-2016: Bever (BE) @ Rosario
15-09-2016: Léon (ESP) @ Babylon
16-09-2016: Lisboa (PT) @ Lusitano Clube
17-09-2016: Porto (PT) @ Passos Manuel
27-10-2016: Eindhoven (NL) @ Calypso at Dutch Design Week
29-10-2016: Middelburg (NL) @ Het Hof
31-10-2016: Wienacht-Tobel (CH) @ Treichli
01-11-2016: Zürich (CH) @ Henrici
02-11-2016: Olten (CH) @ Variobar
03-11-2016: Leipzig (DE) @ Waermehalle Sued
04-11-2016: Prague (CZ) @ Nouvelle Prague
08-11-2016: Cologne (DE) @ Wohngemeinschaft
09-11-2016: Hamburg (DE) @ Warenwirtschaften
11-11-2016: Husum (DE) @ Speicher
12-11-2016: Wuppertal (DE) @ Hutmacher
13-11-2016: Moers (DE) @ Tempel Folkfest

Christopher Paul Stelling is not alone in taking the stage with just an old guitar and the stomp of his foot. What sets him apart is an imagination that is completely his own, yielding stories that feel like parables that you slowly realize have never before been told. His imagination also lives in his fingertips as he traverses from country blues to flamenco to claw hammer banjo all on his trusted “Brownie,” an old nylon string guitar that’s been traveling the globe with him for years. He has no rule book. He sees no limitations. He is an anthology of his influences and he is the first one of his kind.

Henhouse Prowlers kick off European tour this weekend

Posted on June 15, 2016 | No Comments


It has only been little over two months since we last saw the Henhouse Prowlers on the ol’ continent. This month the band will be back to continue their non-stop touring schedule. Further expanding their ever growing taken ground they will now (finally) hit the UK amongst more familiar grounds such as The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Find all tourdates here:

17-06-2016: Unterbachern (DE) @ Railroad Saloon (private)
18-06-2016: Munich (DE) @ Vintage Pub (private)
19-06-2016: Fürth (DE) @ Kunstkeller o27
22-06-2016: Norderstedt (DE) @ Music Star
23-06-2016: Bielefeld (DE) @ Extra Blues Bar
25-06-2016: Tilburg (NL) @ Festival Mundial
25-06-2016: Waardamme (BE) @ Muddy Roots Europe
26-06-2016: Rotterdam (NL) @ Pijnackerplein Bluegrass Festival
26-06-2016: Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar ’t Wasven
27-06-2016: Meppel (NL) @ Muziekcafe Clouso
28-06-2016: Krefeld (DE) @ Kulturrampe
29-06-2016: Mannheim (DE) @ 7er Club
30-06-2016: Liege (BE) @ Le Hangar
01-07-2016: Werne (DE) @ Live Club Montreux
02-07-2016: Rossum (NL) @ Rosrock
03-07-2016: Nijmegen (NL) @ MOUT Bierfestival
03-07-2016: Sassenhout (BE) @ Na Fir Bolg
04-07-2016: Devon (UK) @ Kingskerswell Parish Church
05-07-2016: Bristol (UK) @ The Tunnels
08-07-2016: Turnhout (BE) @ Keizershof
09-07-2016: Deventer (NL) @ Hoogtevrees

Eleven years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads —playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers— The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.

Twain to support The Deslondes on their upcoming UK/EU tour

Posted on June 13, 2016 | No Comments

Twain is to support The Deslondes on their upcoming UK and EU tourdates.

Twain is the music of Mat Davidson. He has been writing and singing these songs for a decade now. One kind person described his voice as “mercurial”. Several other kind people have called it “angelic”. Numerous unkind people have chosen other terms. Pick your own terms while checking this video of The Deslondes ft. Twain at the American Songwriter‘s office:


TOURDATES:
15-06-2016: London (UK) @ O2 Academy 2 Islington
16-06-2016: Bristol (UK) @ The Tunnels
17-06-2016: Cardiff (UK) @ The Full Moon Club
18-06-2016: Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny 2
20-06-2016: Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast
21-06-2016: Leeds (UK) @ Brudenell Social Club
22-06-2016: Oxford (UK) @ The Bullingdon
23-06-2016: Brighton (UK) @ The Prince Albert
24-06-2016: Rotterdam (NL) @ Pijnackerplein Bluegrass Festival
26-06-2016: Amsterdam (NL) @ Sugarfactory

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