Beat Surrender favourites and creators of one of the best albums of 2013 are touring in Ireland and the UK from November through December – try and catch them live.
November 13 Old Oak Bar, CORK 14 Whelans, DUBLIN 15 The Goats Toe, Bangor, BELFAST 16 The Sky And The Ground, WEXFORD 17 Cleeres, KILKENNY 19 Caroline Social Club, SALTAIRE | 20 Pivo Pivo, GLASGOW 22 Town Hall, STORNAWAY 24 The Cluny, NEWCASTLE 25 The Basement, YORK 26 Rugby Club, RIPON 27 What’s Cookin’, LEYTONSTONE 28 The Bullingdon, OXFORD 29 The Donkey, LEICESTER 30 The Palmeira, HOVE December 01 The Maze, NOTTINGHAM 03 The Railway, WINCHESTER 04 The Fountain, HASTINGS
Danny George Wilson is back with album number eleven, six with the wonderful Grand Drive, one solo release Famous Mad Mile and four with The Champions of the World – Chris Clarke, Paul Lush, Steve Brookes and Geoff Widdowson for Stay True the core line-up were joined in the studio by fellow ‘Champs’ and Beat Surrender favourites, Rosalie Deighton, Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou and Dreaming Spires brothers Robin & Joe Bennett as well as pedal steel maestro Melvin Duffy and members of Ahab and London-based bluegrass outfit Foghorn Leghorn.
Stay True will be released in all formats and is available on and CD / Vinyl from Loose’s online store where you can pre-order ahead of the September 16th release – and I strongly recommend you do as it’s a fantastic collection of tunes and the best release yet from Danny and his band of brothers whose recordings just get . . . → Read More: Danny & The Champions of the World – Stay True
London-based bluegrass band Foghorn Leghorn celebrate their 21st Anniversary by releasing their third album on their own Slammer Records label, Not Before Time is officially released on August 27th, the release also marks the fourth anniversary of the band’s own club night My Grass Is Blue that’s hosted at The Betsey Trotwood in London on the second Thursday of the month where the band have honed their songs before moving into the studio at the tail end of 2012 to record the albums twelve tracks at Reservoir Studios in London – handily the studio belongs to the bands double-bassist Chris Clarke (who also plays bass with Danny and The Champions of the World), Clarke and the other five members Tim Kent (Banjo), Eamonn Flynn (Mandolin), Kev O’Neill (Dobro), Del Brooks (Acoustic Guitar), Paul Fay (Fiddle & harmonica) all share vocal duties on the album and they were . . . → Read More: Foghorn Leghorn – Not Before Time
A trio of Beat Surrender favourites have some shows coming up next month, the erstwhile Danny George Wilson the frontman of country rock ‘n’ rollers Danny And The Champions Of The World is playing will play a series of solo-acoustic shows throughout September along with Robin & Joe Bennett (The Dreaming Spires) and Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou, Danny will be playing songs from the three Champions albums as well as tracks from his not inconsiderable and top-notch back catalogue as a solo artist and with Grand Drive, the venues promise up-close and personal shows not to be missed.
Clubhouse Records artist The Dreaming Spires released a cracking album earlier this year Brothers In Brooklyn if you not heard it yet I’d recommend you seek it out, with Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou along for the ride too what are you waiting for.
Get the Dial EP a free sampler . . . → Read More: Danny George Wilson Hits The Road For Solo Shows Alongside The Dreaming Spires and Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou
One of my top albums of 2011 gets a release on vinyl through the great folks at Diverse, premium vinyl, great art work and the guitars sound just perfect, grab a copy while you can.
Band of Holy Joy How To Kill A Butterfly
Band of Holy Joy – A Clear Night, a Shooting Star, a Song for Boo by BeatSurrender
Wonderfully crafted the songs preach with a desolate beauty leaving behind plenty of food-for-thought
I’ve listened and enjoyed some great music this year but none better than this album from Band Of Holy Joy which just stopped me in my tracks, but it doesn’t end with the musical brilliance as the CD release is packaged beautifully too in a book format with wonderful original artwork by Inga Tillere, for your chance to win a copy drop us an Email with the subject line BOHJ and I’ll pick a random entry and put a copy of the CD in the post to you (overseas entries welcome)
2 Zoe Muth & Lost High Rollers Starlight Hotel
Muth’s vocal is just perfect, sad, sincere, achingly beautiful
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