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.
Loving the new EP from Lindi Ortega, the 4-track release has three originals and a cover of Townes van Zandt’s legendary song Waiting ‘Round To Die, a tough one to get right, but the Canadian country chanteuse nails it.
Here’s the title track, you can pre-order the EP now at the usual digital suspects, or get a copy direct from Lindi here.
From the wonderful album “How Quickly Your Heart Mends” on Loose now on 180g turquoise vinyl, CD & download.
8 Mar – COLOGNE, Theater der Wohngemeinschaft
9 Mar – ARNHEM, Luxor Live
10 Mar – MIDDELBURG, De Spot
11 Mar – MOERBEKE, House Show – SOLD OUT
12 Mar – BRUSSELS, AB Huis 23 – SOLD OUT
14 Mar – UTRECHT, Molen De Ster
15 Mar – TRONDHEIM, Moskus
16 Mar – OSLO, Buckley’s
17 Mar – MALMÖ, Folk A Rock
18 Mar – GOTHENBURG, Pustervik
19 Mar – STOCKHOLM, Brooklyn Bar
23 Aug – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
24 Aug – MANCHESTER , Deaf Institute
29 Aug – DUBLIN, Whelan’s
31 Aug – GLASGOW, Hug & Pint
02 Sep – END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL
03 Sep – BRISTOL, Lantern
04 Sep – LONDON, Bush Hall
07 Sep – PARIS, Pop Up Du Label
08 Sep – NIJMEGEN, Doornroosje
09 Sep – AMSTERDAM, Paradiso
12 Sep – BERLIN, Privat Club
13 Sep – COPENHAGEN, Ideal Bar (Vega)
This months country fix, comes courtesy of Canadian singer-songwriter Whitney Rose’s new release, South Texas Suite, Whitney is paying a brief visit to the UK later in year to promote her excellent six song EP a homage to Texas and vintage country, you can take a listen here.