Continuing on the Gram theme here’s a fantastic one-hour audio documentary hosted by the venerable Bob Harris who takes a look back at the enigma that is Gram Parsons, contributions from Polly Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Keith Richards, Phil Kaufman and some rare words of wisdom from the legend himself.
The Hanging Stars new digital single, Honeywater, is due out on 27 October via Crimson Crow, the band will be celebrating with a headline gig on November the 22nd at Servant Jazz Quarters in London and plan to release their second album Songs From Somewhere Else in early 2018, until then hope you enjoy this.
Rock’n’ roll chameleon Daniel Romano has announced a string of UK shows to promote his recently released seventh album, Modern Pressure, out now on New West Records and I highly recommended you take a listen.
Romano will be making his first appearance at End Of The Road Festival on September 1st before headlining The Borderline in London on November 18th.
Aug 31st The Bullingdon, OXFORD
Sep 1st End Of The Road Festival, DORSET
Nov 12th Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS
Nov 13th 02 ABC2, GLASGOW
Nov 14th Tin Music & Arts, COVENTRY
Nov 15th Whelans, DUBLIN
Nov 16th Gullivers, MANCHESTER
Nov 17th The Cluny 2, NEWCASTLE
Nov 18th The Borderline, LONDON
Also confirmed for 2017 are the legendary songwriter Chip Taylor, rising country singer-songwriter Andrew Combs, acclaimed Belfast-based band Arborist, and Yolo Carter, who is making giant strides both in the UK and the US with her brand of country soul.
Los Angeles’ The Americans make their European debut, so too emerging country gospel star Paul Cauthen, the ‘Queen Of Oklahoma’ Carter Sampson, Ireland’s own David Kitt and Western Centuries, a straight-ahead country band featuring Jim Miller (Donna The Buffalo) and Cahalen Morrison.
Scattered around a number of venues in the beautiful historical city of Kilkenny, situated an hour south of Dublin, the Kilkenny Roots Festival has been a staple on the roots circuit for a number of years and has attracted a loyal, hardcore following that makes the festival one of the ‘must attend’ events and most enjoyable on the calendar. Alongside the ticketed events there is a free Music Trail that gives the chance to a number of local bands to perform across the four days of the festival.
Tickets for the individual shows are available now here or in person from Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny.