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Kyshona and Stephen Fearing

The Royal Oak, Eccleshall

Saturday
Feb. 01


8.00pm

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

Saturday 01 Feb 2020

Fish Records is pleased to present a unique opportunity to see two great artists on same evening. Both Kyshona and Stephen have both toured the UK extensively and both will have new albums of music. As one-third of award-winning roots-rock trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (with Tom Wilson and Colin Linden), Stephen Fearing has collaborated with many artists including: Emmy Lou Harris, Nick Lowe, Jason Isbell and Lucinda Williams. Like the guests on his albums, the many awards and nominations that have come his way over the years speak to the respect he has earned among his peers, presenters, and critics. His abiding love for his craft and ability to delight audiences are further reflected in multiple JUNO and Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations and awards and an ever-expanding touring circuit throughout North America, the UK, and Europe. For his album ‘Every Soul’s a Sailor’ he was awarded the 2017 Worldwide Album of the Year by Blues & Roots Radio and named 2017 Contemporary Singer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Through a life of many relocations and countless months on the road performing, Fearing has become a gifted storyteller and true musical nomad with the ability to enthral audiences. https://www.fishrecords.co.uk/roster/stephenfearing.html www.stephenfearing.ca Originally from South Carolina, Kyshona has been resident in Nashville since 2014. Her songwriting skills and powerful, emotional voice are demonstrated on her latest two albums ‘Go‘ and ‘The Ride’. We encourage you to check out Kyshona’s songs and voice to understand the buzz that followed her last visit to the UK. Kyshona was recently named one of the Top 5 Roots Artists to watch by CMT Edge (country music television) been featured on NPR’s “World Cafe Live” and network television shows “Conviction” and “Criminal Minds”.

Stephen Fearing and The Sentimentals

Gullivers

Thursday
Feb. 06


Doors at 7:30pm

Gullivers
109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW
+44 (0)161 819 2970

Thursday 06 Feb 2020

Stephen Fearing with The Sentimentals As one-third of award-winning roots-rock trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (with Tom Wilson and Colin Linden), Stephen has collaborated with many artists including: Emmy Lou Harris, Nick Lowe, Jason Isbell and Lucinda Williams. Like the guests on his albums, the many awards and nominations that have come his way over the years speak to the respect he has earned among his peers, presenters, and critics. His abiding love for his craft and ability to delight audiences are further reflected in multiple JUNO and Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations and awards and an ever-expanding touring circuit throughout North America, the UK, and Europe. For his album ‘Every Soul’s a Sailor’ he was awarded the 2017 Worldwide Album of the Year by Blues & Roots Radio and named 2017 Contemporary Singer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Through a life of many relocations and countless months on the road performing, Fearing has become a gifted storyteller and true musical nomad with the ability to enthral audiences. https://www.fishrecords.co.uk/roster/stephenfearing.html www.stephenfearing.ca Stephen will be joined by Danish backing band and folk music pioneers The Sentimentals.. The Sentimentals have toured both America and Europe with American, Canadian, Danish and Swedish artists since 2004 playing 1000+ shows. Past tours include Jonathan Byrd, Ana Egge, Dana Cooper, Matt Harlan, Anthony Da Costa and Slaid Cleaves.The Sentimentals also collaborated on album releases with Matt Harlan (Bow and be simple 2013), Jonathan Byrd (Mother Tongue 2015) and Ana Egge (Say That Now 2016). The Sentimentals are M.C. Hansen on guitar & vocals (www.mchansen.com), Nikolaj Wolf on bass & vocals (www.nikolajwolf.dk) and Jacob Chano on drums and vocals (www.jacobchano.dk). www.thesentimentals.com Link to video of live performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLQvlSqsQK8

Ags Connolly

The Royal Oak, Eccleshall

Saturday
Mar. 14


Doors 7:30pm

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

Saturday 14 Mar 2020

“A national treasure” – Country Music People Ags Connolly is a traditional country artist from Oxfordshire, England, widely considered to be among the best country singer-songwriters ever to emerge from the UK. His third album, Wrong Again, was released in November 2019 and was described by Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 as “modern day traditionalism of the very, very best kind”. As with his previous two albums, Wrong Again was named Album of the Month by Country Music People magazine while being described by songwriting legend Tom Russell as “killer”. Meanwhile, US music publications Billboard and Glide Magazine respectively praised the “deep and emotive vocals” and branded the album “a must listen” for fans of “real deal country music”. Ags released his debut album How About Now in 2014, which led Country Music People to label him “an English Willie Nelson”. The album was also heralded as “a masterpiece” by Maverick magazine and also brought him to the attention of cult US review site Saving Country Music, who declared that “Ags Connolly deserves to be considered right beside his Stateside counterparts as one of the carriers of the country music holy ghost”. His second album, Nothin’ Unexpected, was released in 2017. Once again, Country Music People approved and called Ags “the best singer-songwriter in the country field that this country has ever turned out”. Among a string of rave reviews, John Godfrey from The Troubador Show labelled the album “the best country album to come out of the UK from the best ever UK country artist”. A constant presence on the UK, Ireland and European touring and festival circuit, Ags has built a reputation over the years as an uncompromising country traditionalist in the UK and beyond. In an era when the pop and rock incarnations of country music are enjoying a surge of popularity in the UK, Ags continues to defend the last outpost of the genre’s traditional roots.

Lynne Hanson

The Royal Oak, Eccleshall

Sunday
Apr. 26


Doors at 7:30pm

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

Sunday 26 Apr 2020

Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, Lynne Hanson's brand of "porch music with a little red dirt" can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full-on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. Lynne is known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether solo or with her band The Good Intentions. A closet standup comedian, Lynne often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter. Lynne has toured the US, Europe and the UK, showcased in Austin, TX and Memphis, TN, toured in support of Grammy nominated artist Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert, and opened for Grammy-award winning guitar legend Albert Lee. She received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009 and won the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award in 2010. She is also one half of “The LYNNeS.” Their release “Heartbreak Song For The Radio” was nominated for 5 Canadian Folk Music Awards, winning English Songwriter and Ensemble of the Year.

Lynne Hanson

Gullivers

Tuesday
Apr. 28


Doors at 7:30pm

Gullivers
109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW
+44 (0)161 819 2970

Tuesday 28 Apr 2020

Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, Lynne Hanson's brand of "porch music with a little red dirt" can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full-on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. Lynne is known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether solo or with her band The Good Intentions. A closet standup comedian, Lynne often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter. Lynne has toured the US, Europe and the UK, showcased in Austin, TX and Memphis, TN, toured in support of Grammy nominated artist Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert, and opened for Grammy-award winning guitar legend Albert Lee. She received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009 and won the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award in 2010. She is also one half of “The LYNNeS.” Their release “Heartbreak Song For The Radio” was nominated for 5 Canadian Folk Music Awards, winning English Songwriter and Ensemble of the Year. Support from singer-songwriter Liam Jordan.