Awna Teixeira – Wild One – March UK Tour Dates

Awna Teixeira - 'Wild One' - cover (300dpi)

Bit late posting this, but Awna has a few dates lined up in the UK next week in support of her second solo album, Wild One is a self released recording by the former Po’ Girl singer and multi-instrumentalist which was fan-funded from a successful Kickstarter campaign and follows the excellent Where The Darkness Goes,.

Wild One features eleven new songs and Awna showing her impressive range of skills on guitars, bass, piano, banjo, ukulele, pump
organ, with help from Sly Juhas (drums & percussion), Ja Speed (electric guitar), Brian Kobayakawa (bass), Drew Lindsay (piano) and Suzie Ungerleider adding harmonies. The album is beautifully constructed, nuanced and I think best appreciated with headphones on.


Awna Teixeira – Yellow Moon

For the UK dates Awna will be accompanied by Ja Speed (guitar, banjo & backing vocals) and she will be donating partial proceeds of the tour to different mental health organizations in the countries she’s touring in to help raise mental health awareness, in the UK the Mental Health Foundation will benefit from her generosity, the tour has being named Blue Heart On Your Sleeve Tour, after a song from the album written for her grandmother’s life long struggle with mental illness, Awna will also be talking about these issues from stage and selling Blue Heart patches, 100% of the proceeds of which will also be donated.


Awna Teixeira – Blue Heart on Your Sleeve

Fri 20 The Queens pub, Barton-upon-Humber
Sat 21 Woodend Creative Gallery, Scarborough,
Sun 22 Ireby, Cumbria The Globe Hall
Weds 25 Hempstead, nr. Saffron Walden Hempstead Village Hall.
Thurs 26 Crawley The Hawth
Fri 27 Bristol St. George’s double bill with Kimmie Rhodes
Sat 28 Lewes The Elephant & Castle
Sun 29 London Green Note

Awna will also be a guest on Loose Ends on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday March 28.

Awna Teixeira (1) (photo by Julia Chandler)

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The ABC of Canadian Music – UK Tour 2013

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Mentioned Brandy Zdan’s current EP and her B contribution to a showcase tour featuring three wonderful singer-songwriters back at the beginning of September, here’s a trio of videos from the artists including Brandy and a reminder of the October dates.

Wednesday 9 Farnham Caffe Piccollo
Thursday 10 Bedford The Ent Shed @ The Gordon Arms
Friday 11 Lewes Folk Festival – All Saints Centre
Saturday 12 Manningtree, Essex Upstairs at The Red Lion
Monday 14 Cropredy, Oxfordshire The Brasenose Arms
Tuesday 15 London The Islington, Islington
The Green Note presents Songwriters Circle
Wednesday 16 Hempstead, nr. Saffron Walden The Bluebell Inn
Thursday 17 Leeds Seven Arts
Friday 18 Barnsley The Electric Palace @ Barnsley College
Saturday 19 Torphichen, nr. Bathgate, West Lothian Torphichen Inn
Sunday 20 Oswestry The Ex Servicemen’s Club
Tuesday 22 Belfast The Errigle Inn
Wednesday 23 Dublin Whelan’s
Thursday 24 Clonmel, Co. Tipperary Raheen House Hotel

Brandy Zdan – UK & Ireland Tour · October 2013 · The ABC of Canadian Music

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The ABC of Canadian Music featuring Awna Teixeira (Po’ Girl), Brandy Zdan and Cara Luft, the format is three individual sets in the first half with all three playing together after the interval.

I’m familiar with the music of A & C though B is in essence a new artist on the Beat Surrender radar having only made on brief appearance on the blog when a video was featured in April of last year from the band she co-founded with Dave Quanbury Twilight Hotel they recorded two Juno-nominated albums Highway Prayer (2008) and When the Wolves Go Blind (2010), recently Brandy has being touring as a ‘side-woman’ to Austin based The Trishas with whom who she’s played guitar, lap steel and accordion.

Brandy Zdan - 'Lone Hunter' - cover (300dpi)

Alongside the ABC tour Brandy has a solo debut EP of her own to promote, the six track EP is a fine showcase for her talent as singer-songwriter and musician leaving the listener wanting more, Brandy plays guitar, lap steel, drums, percussion, Wurlitzer and synthesizer on the EP which was recorded in Brandy’s adopted home Austin TX with production by George Reiff (Ray Wylie Hubbard, Band of Heathens, Lincoln Durham), catch her line with Anwa and Cara in October.

Brandy Zdan-O Where from Brandy Zdan on Vimeo.

October
Wednesday 9 Farnham Caffe Piccollo
Thursday 10 Bedford The Ent Shed @ The Gordon Arms
Friday 11 Lewes Folk Festival – All Saints Centre
Saturday 12 Manningtree, Essex Upstairs at The Red Lion
Monday 14 Cropredy, Oxfordshire The Brasenose Arms
Tuesday 15 London The Old Queens Head, Islington
The Green Note presents Songwriters Circle
Wednesday 16 Hempstead, nr. Saffron Walden The Bluebell Inn
Thursday 17 Leeds Seven Arts
Friday 18 Barnsley The Electric Palace @ Barnsley College
Saturday 19 Torphichen, nr. Bathgate, West Lothian Torphichen Inn
Sunday 20 Oswestry The Ironworks
Tuesday 22 Belfast The Errigle Inn
Wednesday 23 Dublin Whelan’s
Thursday 24 Clonmel, Co. Tipperary Raheen House Hotel

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