This Week end we play at Wychwood festival and will be inviting Jodie Cooper to sing live with us for the first time. She has recently laid backing vocals for the album and we’re looking forward to hearing Fern and her having fun on stage together!
Garry has been in to Strawhouse studios putting piano tracks down and we also invited Ben Heaney to lend his fiddle skills to a few tracks including a new song written specifically to complete the album.
To our foggy ears it all sounds pretty dang good now and the great unveiling rumbles ever nearer!
We had a good time playing The Cellar Bar in Oxford recently for the annual Nightshift magazine showcase PUNT and are also back at Fat Lil’s Witney on June 9th supporting UK Americana stalwarts My Darling Clementine.
Saturday the 11th see’s us playing acoustic at The Harcourt Arms Oxford.
Check in with the Facebook Page for up to date listings, info and musical ramblings…
Get yer’selves along to gig soon…
March has been a good month for the band with two obvious highlights, playing at the Country 2 Country festival at The O2 Arena in London and a play on BBC Radio 2 from Whispering Bob Harris!
Country 2 Country was a little insight into the juggernaut that is the Nashville music machine without having to get on an airplane across the Atlantic. They shipped a heap of big bold good looking Country singers over to our fair shores for a long weekend and a surprising number of UK Country fans got their Stetsons and Cowboy boots out of the loft and descended on Greenwich. We had the opportunity to lure some inquisitive ears our way playing on the pop-up stages around the Arena concourse and enjoyed sharing our own take on the genre with new listeners. It’s good to know there is an audience out there for The Great Western Tears and now thanks to Bob Harris we’ve reached a few more of them!
Festival and summer season gig news coming soon, meanwhile get yer’selves out in the Countryside and remember what it’s all about…
We are pleased to announce we’ll be playing on The Pop Up Stages of this years Country2Country festival at The O2 Arena in London over the wk end of March 11/12. It’s gonna be a great opportunity to reach some new fans and catch up with what else is happening for up and coming UK Country artists. The Fringe shows are free and don’t require a ticket so head down and have a gander.
Locally we are playing a couple of band shows in February. The Jericho Tavern on the 12th with The Long Insiders and The Bullingdon on the 26th with Boat To Row on their UK Tour. Head over to the Facebook page for more details and regular updates.
Here’s the C2C pop up line up for ya..
So a new year has dawned, downing pints temporarily scorned and family heirlooms are set to be pawned as we contemplate how to bring to life our Album in waiting ‘Tales from Tallow’s’ in the near and beginning to clear future.
Springsteen sang about workin’ on a dream and it’s no lie we’ve been workin’ on ours for some time now, many hours and wedge have been spent and though hell bent on releasing this LP the money has run to a trickle and we are in the throes of woe and wonder as to how plunder enough to bring it all to light.
Look out for some kind of crowdfund/ kickstart/ plea from the heart propaganda to land at yer feet and fingers soon.
Wishing you the best for the year and look forward to singing and playing to as many of you as we can..
The Great Western Tears.