Nashville Meets London (again) at the end of next month

This week at Waterloo Station you can find the sights and sounds of Tennessee, and if that’s not enough Tennesseean goodness for you then fear not because the Nashville Meets London Music Festival music festival returns this year, running from July 28-29 in Canada Square Park.  The 2018 lineup has been announced and it’s fairly mainstream country but includes ‘Nashville’ actor, singer-songwriter, and musician the lovely Sam Palladio, vocalist and instrumentalist Tyminski, Rod Stewart’s daughter, Ruby Stewart and daughter of country group Baillie & the Boys’ Michael Bonagura and Kathie Baillie, and Alyssa Bonagura’s female country rock duo The Sisterhood Band. Representing the U.K. are various country acts plus alt-country/folk duo Two Ways Home, and the female duo and multi-instrumentalists Worry Dolls. Continue reading “Nashville Meets London (again) at the end of next month”

“Sights & Sounds of Tennessee” to debut at Waterloo Station next week

We leave you with this for this week which is quite exciting if you’re anywhere near London next week. The beckon call of live music, complimentary Jack Daniel’s and what’s described as “an immersive multisensory experience” will entice Waterloo Station travellers to delay their evening commutes and take a brief holiday in Tennessee at a special exhibit entitled “The Sights & Sounds of Tennessee” which takes place next week from 4th-17th June. The exhibit is part of a month-long campaign featuring the Tennessee destinations of Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville that follows British Airways’ introduction of its five-days-per-week nonstop service from London Heathrow to Nashville, the capital city and centre to the state. The Sounds of Tennessee exhibit at Waterloo and digital boards throughout London are to feature custom Spotify playlists that will serve as a formal invitation to British holidaymakers to visit Tennessee, one of the world’s top travel destinations for music lovers. Continue reading ““Sights & Sounds of Tennessee” to debut at Waterloo Station next week”

Roots In The Round – Dean Owens +Robert Vincent +The Worry Dolls, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, 10th December 2017

Wrapping up a ten date tour,  this caravan of rootsy singer/songwriters pulled into Glasgow for their final gig on a night that saw sub zero temperatures outside. Happily, a hardy bunch came out to see the line up – A Scot, A Scouser (their words) and the London based up and comers The Worry Dolls. Despite nursing a cold Owens led off the night which consisted of each act performing a song before handing the baton to the next one. It’s a concept popular in Nashville and indeed Owens got the idea for the shows while over there for along with The Worry Dolls and Vincent (the Scouser). Continue reading “Roots In The Round – Dean Owens +Robert Vincent +The Worry Dolls, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, 10th December 2017”