20190426: Friday 26th April: The Ouse Brothers; The Gillies
Support: The Marionettes
The Ouse Brothers are Rick Sanders and Jim Gosney, a snappy and eclectic unit powered by twin Martin guitars and a voice. They started together playing mostly blues, salted with songs from country and the gothic end of American pop - Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder and Lowell George. These days they put more emphasis on Rick's original songs - turbulent, hypnotic, and sometimes even graceful. Rick's first EP came out on Valentine 's Day on the Rush Music label: check out www.rushmusic.co.uk
The Gillies: This Americana-influenced acoustic folk duo, comprising Susan Turner (vocals, tenor guitar), and Mark (Gilly) Evans (guitar, dobro) write haunting songs reflecting on life with its moments of love, loss and joy. Their sound, a weaving together of steel-strung and tenor guitars, flits between the ethereal and down-home reality. Delivered with unaffected clarity, their work combines bittersweet immediacy with an intangible sense of nostalgia. They have played at Leigh Folk Festival, Folk East and Deepdale Festival. They released their second album. ‘No Hiding Place’, in December 2018, and are currently recording their third, ‘Masonry Nails’, due for release in June 2019.
"Loved those songs - the arrangements had so much space! Like a late-night drive through the American mid-west," John Hocking, Twickfolk.
The Marionettes are an all-female trio who take their pick from a wide range of folk and blues material, often reworking it with delicate harmonies and pensive piano, but prepare to be surprised….
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £10(door), £9(advance), £8(members).