21Jul

SETH LAKEMAN - new album, new tour, new video

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SETH LAKEMAN - new album, new tour, new video

This September will see the release of Seth Lakeman’s eighth studio album which promises to be a stunning combination of his dynamic songwriting and playing, the genius of legendary producer Ethan Johns and the sublime harmony vocals of emerging young female trio Wildwood Kin.  The album, Ballads of the Broken Few, has seven original tracks plus a striking cover of Anna Lee, the Laurelyn Dossett song from Levon Helm's Grammy-winning Dirt Farmer album. Seth also revisited the Cecil Sharp House archive featured in The Full English project, which resulted in him and fellow leading British folk musicians claiming "Best Group" and "Best Album" at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He has re-worked several traditional broadsides, including The Stranger and The Willow Tree, and there is also his take on a 19th century moralistic song, Pulling Hard Against the Stream

20Jul

IMTV Monthly Music Subscription Service Launches

Rob Ellen writes in Houseconcerthub.ning.com about his new venture iMTV: "iMTV will be an artist share monthly subscription service for independently minded acoustic music. It will feature live content from hot spot house concerts/venues/festivals and the Medicine Moose Mobile as I travel. All the money generated from the station with be shared 50/50 with all Independent Artists, House Concert Hosts, Dee Jays, Indie Labels and independent artists promoters across Europe who throw £10 (or more), in the appeal kitty. To try achieve this I have converted my classic Hymer Mercedes Motor Home into a mobile TV Studio (The Medicine Music Moose Mobile) and we have to raise £25,000 by independence day 2017! So I am going home free and am heading out in the #MooseMobile to visit every House Concert, Free Form Dee Jay and Festival that will have us to collect content raise awareness and most importantly raise funds for iMTV ."

20Jul

Suzanne Vega to tour UK in October

Showcasing new concept album

Suzanne Vega to tour UK in October

It's the height of summer, and by some miracle the sun has actually arrived, so now is the perfect time to be thinking what to do as the darker evenings of Autumn arrive.  An idea to avoid the piercing rain and the howling gales will be to head along to a Suzanne Vega concert.  The Pioneering American singer/songwriter will be returning to the UK in 2016 with her ninth studio album ‘Lover, Beloved’.  The new album was inspired by Suzanne's life long interest in novelist and short story writer Carson McCullers. A woman who, revolted by the politics and racism of her upbringing in the American South, arrived in New York in her early 20's and became one of the literary lights of the 20th century. 

18Jul

Warren Haynes - UK Tour Dates

Heart of rock and roll

Warren Haynes - UK Tour Dates

There aren't many people who can claim to have played in the Allman Brothers Band and in The Dead (the "rump" of the Grateful Dead) as well as in their own solo vehicles - such as Gov't Mule.  In fact only one person can make that claim - jam band guitar supremo Warren Haynes.  He's currently undertaking a European tour, with a short stop-off in the UK for five dates.  With a sound that encompasses the best of the "heavy blues" band styles as well as great handfuls of Southern Rock as well as re-imagining various noteworthy Neil Young and Crazy Horse offerings there's much to anticipate in these dates.  Whatever else it may be, powerful and impressive is on the cards.  

Tues 19 July – 1865, Southampton

Weds 20 July – Stables, Milton Keynes

Friday 22 July - Edinburgh Jazz Festival 

Sat 23 July – Picturedome, Holmfirth 

Sun 24 July - Ramblin' Man Fair, Maidstone

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