Hurray for the Riff Raff will perform a string of UK shows this summer. Led by Alynda Segarra, Hurray For The Riff Raff is a dynamic part of the progressive folk scene. With songs including ‘The Body Electric’ and ‘I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)’ from their latest LP ‘Small Town Heroes’, the band is speaking out on behalf of women, LGBTQ and civil rights-minded communities. They do this not only with their music, but also with activism campaigns like ‘Women Are Powerful and Dangerous’ that have contributed to the Third Wave Fund and The Radical Monarchs.
A Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx, Segarra has also begun the process of recording a new record with producer Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Devandra Banhart). “This next album is inspired by city life and all that it takes to survive: not just to eat and breathe but to survive culturally and spiritually,” Segarra explained. “I have been very inspired by the 70’s salsa scene of Fania Records and the Nuyorican poetry scene in the Lower East Side. I am excited about what is ahead and can’t wait to share it.” The album is currently scheduled for release early next year.
Tues 28th June – Cardiff – The Globe
Weds 29th June – Birmingham – The Rainbow
Mon 4th July – Leicester – The Musician
Tues 5th July – Norwich – Arts Centre
Weds 6th July – Leeds – Brudenell Club
30th May – LEEDS
This Must Be The Place // Joanna Gruesome / Dilly Dally / Diet Cig / Trust Fund / Julien Baker and More
31st May – MANCHESTER The Star and Garter
1st June – GLASGOW Stereo
2nd June – BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
3rd June – DERBY Hairy Dog
4th June – EXETER Cavern
1st Oct – NOTTINGHAM 10th Annual Nottingham Pop All-dayer
Portland, Oregon’s Richmond Fontaine head an all-star cast including Ryley Walker, The Weather Station, Teddy Thompson, Hayes Carll and Cale Tyson Band.
Taking place around the clubs and bars of The Marble City between April 29th and May 2nd, the nineteenth Kilkenny Roots Festival once again brings together a stellar cast of musicians drawn from the ever-widening ‘roots and Americana’ world for a weekend of music.
Richmond Fontaine will play what will be their last ever Irish shows in support of their new album, You Can’t Go Back If There Is Nothing To Go Back To, the band’s last after announcing a permanent split earlier this month. The hugely acclaimed guitar wizard and songwriter Ryley Walker makes his festival debut alongside Canada’s The Weather Station and UK ‘folk royalty’ Teddy Thompson, who will play a duo show with US songwriter Kelly Jones. Alt country’s Grammy nominated Hayes Carll will play a solo show, and Nashville’s psychedelic roots rockers The Delta Saints make their debut on Irish shores for a much anticipated Sunday night show at The Set.
US/UK duo Lewis & Leigh bring their beautiful harmonies to Kilkenny this year and so too Loose Record’s Barna Howard who returns after a hugely successful visit to Ireland in 2015. Also returning Nashville’s ‘neo-traditionalist’ country star Cale Tyson will be playing full band sets and Indiana’s David Corley adds his own unique soulful rock ‘n’ roll to proceedings with two shows.
Argentina’s Fernando Viciconte and Ireland’s Malojian, Tim V Smyth and John Blek & The Rats finalize what is arguably one of the strongest line-ups the festival has ever amassed.
Taken from Old Magick due out on Fortuna POP! on the 4th of March
12th Brighton, Hope & Ruin
14th Bristol, Louisiana
15th Cardiff, The Moon Club
16th London, St Pancras Old Church
17th Manchester, The Eagle Inn
18th Glasgow, Hug & Pint
19th Gateshead, Central Bar
20th Leeds, Fox & Newt
Title track from the band’s new EP 3-track EP release “Mystery And Wonder” which will be followed by a series of dates across Europe.
Alongside the title track, the EP also features a cover of the traditional tune “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” recorded for Fargo.
6-02-16 Botanique – Brussels (B)
7-02-16 The Hope – Brighton (UK)
8-02-16 The Lexington – London (UK)
10-02-16 Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
11-02-16 C-Mine – Genk (B)
12-02-16 Doornroosje – Nijmegen (NL)
13-02-16 Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam (NL)
14-02-16 Hafenklang – Hamburg (D)
15-02-16 Pumpenhuset – Copenhagen (DK)
16-02-16 Atlas – Aarhus (DK)
17-02-16 Pustervik – Gothenborg (SE)
18-02-16 The Crossroad Club – Oslo (N)
19-02-16 Mejeriet – Lund (SE)
20-02-16 Privat Club – Berlin (D)
For his 7th solo release release Rod Picott he turns his focus inward, using himself – not the people around him — as the album’s main character. Looking to make a record that could serve as a raw, authentic document of his live show, Picott recorded Fortune quickly, cutting six songs during his first day in the studio and finishing the entire album within a week and a half.
“I wanted to make a record where we captured performances, as opposed to imitating performances,” says Picott, who grew up in rural New England before relocating to Nashville. “Technology makes it so easy to do an imitation of what your best performance would sound like, but that’s not a real performance. That’s just what you would want yourself to sound like. I didn’t want to do that. For better or worse, Fortune is what I actually sound like.”
Rod Picott · January-February 2016 UK Tour
Tues 12 London Green Note
Fri 22 Saltaire The Live Room, Caroline Social Club
Sat 23 Newcastle upon Tyne Cluny 2
Mon 25 Glasgow Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite Celtic Connections 2016 with Kimmie Rhodes
Weds 27 Basingstoke The Forge @ The Anvil
Thurs 28 Bristol The Alma Tavern & Theatre
Fri 29 Tingewick, Bucks. Tingewick Village Hall
Sat 30 Lichfield, Staffs. Elford Village Hall
Sun 31 Nottingham The Maze
Mon 1 Brighton The Greys
Tues 2 Birmingham Kitchen Garden Café
Weds 3 Southport Grateful Fred’s at The Atkinson
Thurs 4 Bowdon, Altrincham The Cinnamon Club
Fri 5 Barton-upon-Humber The Ropewalk
Sat 6 Kirton-in-Lindsey Town Hall
Sun 7 Sheffield The Greystones