New rootsfestival: DOWN BY THE RIVER21-01-2015
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).