Track Premiere – CC Smugglers “Well Well Well”

CC Smugglers started life as a busking band, formed by frontman Richie Prynne in his early twenties. He soon recruited his childhood friends Dan Edwards, Ryan Thomas and Sam Barrett who spent years honing their craft on the streets of London, Cambridge and Bedford England.  They attracted the attention they were aiming for with their 2013 unofficial busking tour, following the Old Crow Medicine Show tour and “opening” for that band by playing to the crowds queuing to get in.  It was a successful gambit garnering radio play and a support slot for Seasick Steve.

Now expanded to a six piece unit, CC Smugglers are at last ready to release their debut album ‘How High‘ , which is out on March 29th (stream or buy  here) .  Their sound blends folk, blues, a little gospel, a touch or more of country – and most of these melded genres feature on their new single, the upbeat and definitely toe-tapping ‘Well Well Well‘.    There’s a certain Lumineers feel to this exuberant banjo-led song which nonchalantly shrugs off adversity and accepts those slings and arrows of outrageous fortune with a wry grin and a wink.

CC Smugglers are also about to start a UK tour, with the following dates

9th March London The O2 – Country To Country
11th March London The O2 – Country To Country
30th March Chesham The Elgiva,
5th April Manchester Soup Kitchen,
6th April, Glasgow Blue Arrow,
7th April, Edinburgh Mash House,
11th April, London Omeara,
12th April, Cambridge Junction,
13th April, Kings Somborne Village Hall,
14th April, Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge,
18th April, Brighton The Hope,
19th April, Bristol Old Market Assembly,
20th April, Nottingham Bodega,
25th April Wolverhampton Newhampton Arts Centre ,
26th April Milton Keynes MK11
27th April Leeds Brudenell Community Room

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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