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2017 Line Up
Big Steve Arlene – DJ’s out of Future Radio 107.8FM Norwich. Long been known on the UK Americana scene as singer, guitarist and writer. Ran away from any limelight to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California in the early 2000’s only to re-appear in Nashville, TN in 2006. Always had an ear for a song but loves to […]
The legendary Nick Lowe will be bringing his incredible lyrics and melodies spanning 40 years of performing, alongside his magical dynamism to Euston Hall. With his own hits, “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass” and “Cruel to Be Kind,” the songs he wrote for other artists such as “Peace, Love and Understanding” for Elvis Costello and “Beast in Me” he wrote […]
It all started for Nick Waterhouse with his DIY record “Some Place.” Dancefloors around the US lit up, Nick shining his beacon light cocktail of 1950s R&B and 1960s Soul and Boogaloo upon them. Since that record, Nick has toured the world and taken it one cool and elegant step at a time. He produced septuagenarian […]
In 2015, Oklahoma’s JD McPherson released his sophomore full-length album, the Mark Neil-produced, Let The Good Times Roll, was described by The Observer as ‘the saviour rock n roll deserves.’ PopMatters called it, ‘a foot-stomping, ass-shaking thing of beauty.’
CC Adcock & Steve Riley of Lil’ Band O’ Gold
After considering the gentile yet raucous nature of an English countryside manor house festival, CC Adcock thought it appropriate to bring along his frequent musical partner and Cajun accordion king Steve Riley to the party. Together, the two co-founded the legendary Louisiana supergroup Lil’ Band O’ Gold. Combined, they’ve earned a baker’s-dozen GRAMMY nominations and […]
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Barrence Whitfield is a full-throttle soul machine in the spirit of Little Richard, Don Covay, and Solomon Burke. He has been described as the owner of one incredible pair of lungs, with limitless energy and unmatched enthusiasm for his music and his audience. Barrence is a rarity in this business – one of a few black, […]
Danny & The Champions of The World
Loose Records stars, Danny & The Champions Of The World have performed shows all over the world, the kind of legendary, life-affirming rock and soul revues (with country fringing) that have seduced them a global following, and which they finally committed to wax on last year’s glorious concert double-album, Live Champs!
If the Spanish town of Ubeda had its own rogues gallery honouring the misfits and outlaws whose boots had scuffed its dusty ground, three ‘Wanted’ posters would surely hang; a trio of mug shots simply referred to as ‘Guadalupe Plata’ – the most deathly delta blues outfit to ever emerge from Andalusia. “Take rockabilly, flamenco, […]
Straight out of Texas, Cale Tyson is bringing his outlaw country to a new generation of country music fans. At just 25, he’s breaking all boundaries and bringing his traditional sound with a modern twist to a whole new world of country music. His sweet yet melancholy lyrics feel like they were probably written on […]
The legendary Ian Siegal is heading back to the pleasure grounds at Red Rooster! British Blues Hall of Fame, Nine-times British Blues Awards winner, three-time European Blues Awards winner and twice MOJO blues album of the year. That’s quite a trophy cabinet..
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
Since forming 25 years ago, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have toured continuously and become torchbearers of American roots music. With a dynamic live show, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys at once acknowledge and celebrate the past while setting the stage for further exploration and interpretation of the musical forms they are most passionate about.
Hailing from Florida, Robert Chaney’s songs are woven from tabloid headlines, crimes, and love affairs. Stretched within their warp are threads of the dusty shellac blues of the 20s and 30s, the hyper-violent pulp noir of the 40s, the cable-knit folk revivalof the 50s, and the French celluloid new wave of the 60s. The Dylan comparisons are […]
Ags Connolly is a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire. As a live performer, Ags has headlined shows across the UK, Europe and the US while also appearing at several major UK festivals. He has also opened for various international artists including Rosanne Cash. Ags has recorded songs for Bob Harris’s ‘Under The Apple Tree’ sessions, while being championed from various quarters including The Guardian and BBC Arts […]
Originally signed to maverick pop label Heavenly who got Sony backing to release their first album. The self-titled debut The Rockingbirds came out to critical acclaim in 1992, and was loved equally by alternative music fans, country aficionados and singer-songwriter buffs.
Adcock learned the ropes of leading a band and creating his own sound when he left high school to tour with Bo Diddley and Buckwheat Zydeco. He was signed to Island Records at 22, and has since logged countless gigs with his band The Lafayette Marquis and as leader of the swamp-pop supergroup Lil’ Band […]
The Alan Tyler Show
Frontman Alan Tyler, along with Fiddlin’ Jim Morrison (Lost Sons of Littlefield) and Patrick Ralla (The Rockingbirds), present The Alan Tyler Show. Their live show mines Tyler’s extensive repertoire of original songs recorded variously by The Rockingbirds, The Lost Sons of Littlefield, and his other solo records.
My Darling Clementine
For what began life as a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets, My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape, courtesy of 3 critically acclaimed albums, over 350 shows across Europe and N. America, and numerous awards
“A good friend sold me a harmonica one day, started blowing on it, never stopped, the harp lead me to the blues, not the other way ’round.”
Hailing from Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, it’s easy to feel disconnected from the mainland, let alone the rest of the world. Flourishing among the island’s run-down resorts, rolling countryside and windswept coves, Angelina’s songs, and her debut LP Vagabond Saint, illuminate the beauty in finding yourself removed, thriving in your own cosmos. Where […]
The Wandering Hearts
To paint a picture of The Wandering Hearts one would need to find their most blood red hard earned brush. Recently signed to Decca Records, they’re an Americana / Country music group from London that came together almost in defiance of the current zeitgest of rhinestone hats and Fender guitar UK country-rock
John E Vistic
John E Vistic is a singer multi-instrumentalist and internationally award winning songwriter. As well as his guitar and vocal duties with The John E Vistic Rock N Roll Soundsystem, Vistic is known for his work as Creative Director of The Russian Winter show (Old Vic) and his collaborations with other artists including Crippled Black Phoenix, […]
The Kentucky Cow Tippers
Their unique approach to bluegrass draws from a deep appreciation of every aspect of the genre: they’ve absorbed everything from traditional Appalachian harmonies and fiddle tunes through to the psych/country-tinged sounds of Old & In the Way and the Seldom Scene, as well as progressive “Newgrass” by the likes of Béla Fleck and Punch Brothers.
“Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man…” SEASICK STEVE SCOTTISH alternative blues (alt.blues) guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash […]
The Hanging Stars
Blending folk pastoralism with swampy 60s Americana, The Hanging Stars sound like the missing link between the California desert sun and the grey skies of London Town. The album was recorded between LA, Nashville and Walthamstow, with each of these vastly different places leaving an indelible mark on the songs. The band is made up […]
Looking dapper in his antique suits and using a pair of specially-adapted turntables and a staggering collection of vintage 78rpm shellac records, DJ78 delights in unearthing vintage tunes
At 23 and hailing from South London, he has played written and performed across a network of acoustic and folk driven nights, often sharing the stage with the younger versions of current acts such as Zoo Kid/ King Krule and Misty Miller. Sasha’s influences have grown from figures such as John Martyn and Tom Waits, […]
The infamous head honcho of Loose Records, the UK label that signed Sturgill Simpson, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Felice Brothers, Dawes, The Handsome Family, Courtney Marie Andrews and Danny & The Champions Of The World. We’re honoured to have him join us
Some might know Dean Chalkley as one of the top photographers in the country, but being immersed in soulful music and growing up in the Thames Delta town of Southend-on-Sea meant a very natural progression for him to also express himself in a musical sense. Dean plays exciting uptempo original vinyl, fusing Rhythm & Blues, […]
Bedford-based singer/songwriter, Luke hit the UK Americana scene came via the highly regarded alt.country band The Whybirds, with which Luke sang and played drums. In August 2015, Luke signed a publishing deal with Southern Crossroads Music, and in March 2017, signed a record deal with Clubhouse Records.
José McGill of The Vagaband will be joined by bandmates Joe ‘The Bow’ Wright and Dobro Dashwood for a paired down, acoustic performance of their homegrown repertoire. Expect a sturdy performance packed with stellar improvisation. “The Vagaband – proof that the devil doesn’t always have the best tunes…stunning.” – Q Magazine
The Dirty Strangers
Veteran Londoners The Dirty Strangers return to Red Rooster, bringing their mission of carrying a torch for rootsy rock’n’roll as invented by Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and Chuck Berry but laced with a little bit of Otis Redding, Soul and a side order of punk attitude. You may have remembered their 1987 debut release which included […]
London’s all-girl bluegrass band, The Jolenes burst on to the capital’s country scene back in 2009 amidst a fug of hairspray and roll-up smoke. Since then they have entertained audiences across the UK and Europe (including a tour of Belgian mens’ prisons) and become a favourite on the festival circuit including appearances at Glastonbury and […]
Lucy Grubb delivers a tight Country & Western inspired set bursting with confidence and experience despite her age. After a successful start to 2017 supporting Morganway at Open Banking Hall and Sam Coe & The Long Shadows at Norwich Arts Centre, Lucy Grubb & The Lost Boys will be releasing their debut EP this summer […]
Jess Morgan is a songwriter’s songwriter. A cerebral storyteller. Her new album is a tumbler of unfancied folk-roots music, with heart, passion and gusto. As well as crafting songs, Jess also hand crafts her own DIY vinyl records. In a recent article The 405 called her “a true DIY artist in her element. Seriously, she does it all.” […]
John Crampton is a powerful and dymanic solo blues and bluegrass musician who has toured the world projecting his huge and intense vocal and blistering sounds. Hang on to your britches, the hurricane is a headin’ this a way…
The Johnsons bring their stripped back setup back to the Little Red Rooster stage. They serve up a rich and rocking stew of country gospel punk rock blues from way down in the Somerset Delta. Delivered with big hats and big grins, they can make a man dance or tear out his heart and make him beg […]
Dove & Boweevil
Drawing their musical inspiration from the finest traditions of blues, soul, southern rock and Americana, Dove & Boweevil have been on a remarkable journey. From their roots in East Anglia, to Chicago via the Southern US States, to festival stages around Europe, award nominations and a movie soundtrack, they have been sharing their musical stories around […]
Head Gardener at the legendary festival Secret Garden Party, Fred will be dusting off his Americana, Country and Rock n Roll records, donning his cowboy boots and heading to Euston Hall..
Keith started out back in early 80s playing Blues and Soul rarities from the USA at his legendary Jolly Butcher nights in Norwich. Keith regularly visited New Orleans and Chicago to crate dig & build up one of the biggest UK collections of Southern Funky Soul, Rockin Jukejoint Blues , R’n’B, Zydeco, Cajun and Raw […]
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