Amy & Otis – album & tour news

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Amy Lashley’s excellent debut album featured on Beat Surrender back in 2011, now she’s back with a new one, co-produced by partner Otis Gibbs and Thomm Jutz, I not had a listen to the whole album just yet but with these folks involved it’s going to be a keeper for sure, here’s the video for Blame The Wind from the album





Otis himself has just finished a new album, with the release date to be announced soon, he’s on tour in the UK and Europe in September and October.

Otis Gibbs Tour Dates
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09/29/16 London -Green Note
09/30/16 Torquay -The Crown and Sceptre
10/01/16 Brosely -The Birchmeadow Centre
10/02/16 Sheffield -The Greystones
10/04/16 Norwich -The Bicycle Shop
10/05/16 London -Leytonstone Ex-servicemens Club
10/06/16 Pocklington -Pocklington Arts Centre U
10/07/16 Gateshead -Caedmon Hall
10/08/16 Glasgow -Glasgow Americana Festival
10/09/16 Glasgow -Glasgow Americana Festival
10/11/16 Birmingham -The Kitchen Garden Cafe
10/12/16 Nottingham -The Maze
10/14/16 Basingstoke -The Forge At The Anvil
10/15/16 Plaxtol -Plaxtol Memorial Hall
10/17/16 Groningen -De Spieghel
10/18/16 Amsterdam -Paradiso Noord, Tuinzaal

Amy Lashely / Otis Gibbs

Rita Hosking – Frankie and the No-Go Road

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Frankie and the No−Go Road is the sixth album from California singer-writer Rita Hosking and the pinnacle of her recorded output to date, the recording is a delightful collection of songs of graced by the artists expressive voice and enlightened writing, so much music gets labelled Americana these days and much of it fails to get to the heart and soul of the genre in my opinion – this album is one of the exceptions

“In college, an Eastern Religions professor was drawing a dream I had on the board for the class, interpreting it as he went along. At one point, he called me ‘the hero’. I protested −I certainly didn’t feel like one in the dream, or at all. He spun around, looked me square in the eye and said ‘we are all living our own hero’s journey.’ It was one of those pivotal moments where the human puzzle began to make a little bit of sense.”

The No Go Road

I See Storms

Got my timing all wrong on posting something about this album and Rita is in the middle of a UK tour at the moment, you can still catch a show at the following venues.

Tues 24 Plymouth The B-Bar

Weds 25 Brighton The Greys

Thurs 26 London KPH, Ladbroke Grove

Fri 27 Whitstable The Royal Native Oyster Stores

Sat 28 Hunton, Kent Village Hall

Rita Hosking (2015, photo by Sean Feder)

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