Oh Susanna · Spring 2017 UK Tour · A Girl in Teen City

“Here is my story of A Girl in Teen City. Trying to find out who she is
while trying to be something she isn’t. Falling in love, getting drunk,
having her heart broken, hanging out with friends in bedrooms,
basements and parking lots, sneaking into shows in burnt out
warehouses, watching the waves, walking home over bridges and
railroad tracks in all that endless rain.”

I signed up for this album by Suzie Ungerleider a.k.a. Oh Susanna via Kickstarter last year and I’m happy to confirm it has definitely being worth waiting for. The autobiographical album was created with the help of long time collaborator, another favourite Canadian musician of mine,  Jim Bryson and is a real delight, the lyrical vignettes on youthful adventures are endearing & relatable, whether you’re a city girl or country boy. The official UK release was 31st March and to coincide with a series of live dates in the UK in April.

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Oh Susanna · Spring 2017 UK Tour · April 19-27
19 London Cecil Sharp House
20 Sheffield The Greystones *
21 Saltaire. The Live Room, Caroline Social Club
22 Glasgow The Admiral
23 Bury The Met *
25 Hereford House Concert *
26 High Wycombe Kingsmead House Concert
27 Basingstoke The Forge *
*co-bill with Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Oh Susanna / Facebook / Twitter

Carter Sampson Announces Run Of April/May Dates In UK & Eire

Oklahoma’s Carter Sampson returns to the UK in April and May for a short run of dates that include two shows at the much-loved Kilkenny Roots Festival.

Sampson’s latest album ‘Wilder Side’ has been picking up wonderful reviews in the press and picking up plays on national radio. Bob Harris at Radio 2 described the album as ‘impeccable’, Maverick raved with a 5***** review, while she has picked up plays and sessions on BBC Ulster, BBC London, BBC Scotland, Resonance FM and all the major roots shows.

29th – Kilkenny Roots Festival
30th – Kilkenny Roots Festival
May 1st – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
May 3rd – The Admiral, Glasgow
May 5th – The Hut, Corby
May 6th – Little Rabbit Barn, Chelmsford (House Concert)
May 10th – The Musician, Leicest
May 11th – Union @The Con Club, Lewes
May 12th – The Forge, Anvil Arts Centre, Basingstoke
May 13th – Hoodoos, Croydon

Carter Sampson / Facebook / Twitter

K. Anderson – Bitter Wind

A song about family and acceptance, Anderson wrote ‘Bitter Wind’ after a nostalgic trip with his parents to Blackpool, the seaside town they holidayed in during his childhood.

‘I came out when I was 12, and my parents never seemed to have an issue with it. But, during this trip, they wanted to introduce me to members of my family that I had never met, and they asked me to keep my sexuality a secret – to go back in the closet. A seemingly small request, but it threw up a lot of questions about their acceptance of who I am and who they may want me to be’.

K. Anderson / Facebook / Twitter

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