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Bentley Caldwell

The Royal Oak, Eccleshall

Saturday
Jun. 02


8.00pm

The Royal Oak, Eccleshall
25 High Street
Eccleshall
Staffordshire
ST21 6BW
01785 850065

Saturday 02 Jun 2018

NASHVILLE HAS MANY SOUNDS... .... It sounds country, pop, and by all means ‘radio-friendly.’ But there’s a wrinkle in Nashville’s genre status that’s begging for soulful folk music. The sound that returns people to their roots, but their ear hasn’t quite settled on. Bentley Caldwell is forming that sound. Soulful as an Otis Redding record, Bentley’s catalog seems as though it would be more at home in a dusty old record shop, but is characterized by his thrilling lyrics, which soothe the ear of the 21st century. Originally from Kentucky and now a resident of Nashville, Bentley Caldwell was named “Nashville’s Best Emerging Artist of 2014” by Deli Magazine and is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, to be released in 2016. In his music, Bentley chooses emotion over all other aspects of his writing. “Whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally, music should move you,” he says. "If it doesn’t, it wasn’t created from the soul."

Bentley Caldwell plus support

The Wightman

Sunday
Jun. 03


8.00pm

The Wightman
14a, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1LN
01743 290704

Sunday 03 Jun 2018

NASHVILLE HAS MANY SOUNDS... .... It sounds country, pop, and by all means ‘radio-friendly.’ But there’s a wrinkle in Nashville’s genre status that’s begging for soulful folk music. The sound that returns people to their roots, but their ear hasn’t quite settled on. Bentley Caldwell is forming that sound. Soulful as an Otis Redding record, Bentley’s catalog seems as though it would be more at home in a dusty old record shop, but is characterized by his thrilling lyrics, which soothe the ear of the 21st century. Originally from Kentucky and now a resident of Nashville, Bentley Caldwell was named “Nashville’s Best Emerging Artist of 2014” by Deli Magazine and is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, to be released in 2016. In his music, Bentley chooses emotion over all other aspects of his writing. “Whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally, music should move you,” he says. "If it doesn’t, it wasn’t created from the soul."

Blue County with support from Gary Quinn

The Wightman

Sunday
Jun. 17


8.00pm

The Wightman
14a, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1LN
01743 290704

Sunday 17 Jun 2018

Blue County"s Billboard Country hits include the iconic single 'Good Little Girls" and 'That's Cool". They received three CMA and ACM award nominations over a 5 year period for Duo of the Year (losing to Brooks & Dunn each time) and toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They were invited to be a two-time featured artist in the Chevrolet/Conde Naste Fashion Rocks campaign in People Magazine. Blue County are Aaron Benward ('Nashville Unplugged') and Scott Reeves (currently on CMT's 'Nashville' and former star of 'General Hospital' and 'Young & The Restless'). Support is provided by BCMA award winner Gary Quinn

Blue County

The Royal Oak, Eccleshall

Wednesday
Jun. 20


8.00pm

The Royal Oak, Eccleshall
25 High Street
Eccleshall
Staffordshire
ST21 6BW
01785 850065

Wednesday 20 Jun 2018

Blue County"s Billboard Country hits include the iconic single 'Good Little Girls" and 'That's Cool". They received three CMA and ACM award nominations over a 5 year period for Duo of the Year (losing to Brooks & Dunn each time) and toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They were invited to be a two-time featured artist in the Chevrolet/Conde Naste Fashion Rocks campaign in People Magazine. Blue County are Aaron Benward ('Nashville Unplugged') and Scott Reeves (currently on CMT's 'Nashville' and former star of 'General Hospital' and 'Young & The Restless').

Jonathan Byrd & Pickup Cowboy

The Royal Oak, Eccleshall

Tuesday
Jun. 26


8.00pm

The Royal Oak, Eccleshall
25 High Street
Eccleshall
Staffordshire
ST21 6BW
01785 850065

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

JONATHAN BYRD is “one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years,” says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, “This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine’s gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark’s lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett’s wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey’s knack for the revealing image.” Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. He has played the Shrewsbury Folk Festival on two occasions to great acclaim and has frequently toured the UK and Europe.

Jonathan Byrd & Pickup Cowboy with Special Guest Luke Jackson

The Wightman

Sunday
Jul. 01


8.00pm

The Wightman
14a, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1LN
01743 290704

Sunday 01 Jul 2018

JONATHAN BYRD is “one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years,” says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, “This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine’s gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark’s lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett’s wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey’s knack for the revealing image.” Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. He has played the Shrewsbury Folk Festival on two occasions to great acclaim and has frequently toured the UK and Europe. With him will be special guest Luke Jackson. Luke is a Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014” and now again in 2016. Luke is an ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over, and he remains a prolific songwriter in demand across the United Kingdom and Europe.

Americana In A Day 2018

The Wightman

Sunday
Nov. 18


14.00

The Wightman
14a, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1LN
01743 290704

Sunday 18 Nov 2018

A small, intimate one day Festival featuring the best in Americana music. Orphan Colours Lynne Hanson & the Good Intentions Worry Dolls Dana Immanuel and the Stolen Band Jess Morgan Amy Andrews Hope In High Water Honey & the Bear Afternoon and evening sessions tickets are avialbe as well as all day.