This was the last UK tour date for The Rails – Kami Thompson and James Walbourne – who had hit the road in support of their album, ‘Cancel The Sun’, released back in August. The support tonight was from Danny Wilson, of Danny & The Champions Of The World, Bennett, Wilson, Poole and Grand Drive. … Continue reading “The Rails + Danny Wilson, Oslo, Hackney, London, 29th October 2019”
“Something is slipping my mind” Kami Thompson sings on one of the multiple not-so-hidden gems on ‘Cancel The Sun’. But in fact when it comes to ‘Cancel the Sun’ qualifying as a folk-rock landmark of 2019, absolutely nothing is lacking at all – and only one track of its 10 is arguably surplus to requirements.
From their best yet album ‘Cancel The Sun‘, this is James Walbourne and Kami Thompson’s rocking new single, out now, with a video filmed in Cecil Sharp House. A great live act, they’re also on tour in the UK in October.
Following a sold-out show at The Lexington in London on July 31st and an appearance at the Cambridge Folk Festival the following day, James Walbourne and Kami Thompson, aka The Rails, head out on a UK headline tour in October.
When folk royalty such as Richard Thompson venture into the adjoining pub before this sold out show, it tends to ramp up the pressure somewhat. It’s a challenge that his daughter, the prodigiously talented Kami Thompson and her husband, James Walbourne, seem more than ready to meet, however, as they perform an excellent show, showcasing … Continue reading “The Rails, The Lexington, London, 31 July 2019”
James Walbourne and Kami Thompson, aka The Rails, return with this excellent folky piece from their forthcoming third album, out on Thirty Tigers soon. They’re at The Lexington on July 31st and Cambridge Folk Festival on August 1st. Great video too – watch until the very end…
From his new album “Some Of Us Are Free, Some Of Us Are Lost?”, out now, this is California man Bob Hillman delivering a hooky slice of rootsy rock that will improve your day.
The Rails have delivered a contrasting follow up to their debut ‘Fair Warning,’ yet it is one that works like a dream. Husband and wife Kami Thompson, daughter of Richard and Linda Thompson, and James Walbourne, who has played with the likes of The Pretenders, Son Volt, Ray Davies, The Pernice Brothers and The Pogues, have … Continue reading “The Rails “Other People” (Thirty Tigers, 2018)”
From their new album Other People, out on 1 September and supported by a UK tour, comes this poignant and powerful song. The footage is 8mm film from the 50’s and 60’s from James Walbourne’s family archive.
With a diverse set of song styles – blues, upbeat country, traditional folk and roots – underpinned with an excellent blend of guitars, horns, organ and vocals – this is a very competent debut from Scotland’s Roseanne Reid. Produced by Teddy Thompson and featuring a guest appearance from Steve Earle (one of her champions), Reid … Continue reading “Roseanne Reid “Trails” (Last Man Music, 2019)”