It’s being four years since the The Rosellys last got a mention on Beat Surrender (for their album Too Much Like Trouble), now with a full band line-up and newly signed to Clubhouse Records there’s a new release set for September the 7th backed with a UK and US tour.
The Granary Sessions was recorded in the bands home studio, a converted barn in the Gloucestershire countryside, and co-produced with the venerable Alex Elton-Wall – singer guitar slinger and songwriter with Beat Surrender favourite the Redlands Palomino Company, the Redlands influence doesn’t end there though as the album also features guest vocals on several tracks from Hannah Elton-Wall.
Originally writing, recording and touring as a duo after meeting in 2005, Rebecca (guitar, vocals) and Simon (guitar, vocals, fiddle) have since being joined by Allan Kelly (pedal-steel, accordian, dobro), Drew Bridges (drums) and Matt Kirby (bass) – the bands distinctly British take on the Americana is born from both reverence to the genre and personal experience, setting its own authenticity with highlights including the opener A Thousand Miles – written after a road-trip from Nashville to Texas, Ashville 1784 – which tells the true story of Colonel Samuel Davidson and a side-swipe to their naysayers on Red,White & Blue.
The Rosellys – A Thousand Miles
The band have a busy tour schedule including dates in the US, for full details, support and updates and ticket links check here.
UK Tour Dates
Fri Aug 21st, The Green Note, London
Mon Aug 31st, The Bug And Spider, Calne
Thu Sep 3rd, Acoustic Buzz @ The Beehive, Swindon
Sat Sep 5th, Golden Lion, Bristol
(album release party)
Tue Sep 8th, The Greystones, Sheffield
Fri Sep 11th, Loves Cafe, Weston Super Mare
Sat Sep 12th, Le Pub, Newport (South Wales)
Sun Sep 13th, The Horns, Watford
Sat Sep 19th, Tower Of A Song, Birmingham
Sun Sep 20th, Midland Game Fair, Weston-under-Lizard, Staffs.
Sun Sep 27th, Come Down And Meet The Folks, London
Mon Sep 28th, The Musician, Leicester
US Tour Dates
Fri Oct 2nd, The Cove, San Antonio, Texas
Sat Oct 3rd, Giggitys, Port Aransas, Texas
Sun Oct 4th, Medina RV Resort, Medina, Texas
Tue Oct 6th, The Rattle Inn, Austin, Texas
Wed Oct 7th, Enochs, Monroe, Louisiana
Fri Oct 9th, Route 92, Lafayette, Louisiana
Sat Oct 10th, Aubade Theatre, Lecompte, Louisiana