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Jumpin' Hot Club best Live Country
& Roots Music
at the best venue's in
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE & GATESHEAD
Doors Open 8.00 pm
Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Rock
JUMPIN' HOT CLUB schedule - various venue's
Wed 18th Oct @ Studio in Live Theatre £13.00
SHANNON McNALLY & Friends (USA) + Little Mo trio
From Long island USA - Shannon McNally became a performing singer/songwriter/guitarist in college and eventually signed with Capitol Records. After some time in Los Angeles, she moved to New Orleans soaking up that city’s music, culminating in her 2013 tribute album to singer/songwriter Bobby Charles, 'Small Town Talk' with an all-star band that included her producer Dr. John. Between albums she’d moved to North Mississippi as a Katrina refugee, and became part of legendary producer Jim Dickinson’s extended musical family.
What I eventually discovered in the small town of Holly Springs, Mississippi was this dark-eyed beauty who wrote grown-up songs, played a pretty mean Fender Stratocaster and, at times, sounded a lot Jesse Mae Hemphill. I hope music lovers around the world will come to know what I and many others already know: This girl belongs in the Americana Music spotlight. Rodney Crowell
"She has the voice: bruised, smoky and ornery, right at home where country and soul meet. She has the melodies and the timing - she’s irresistible.” The New York Times
Fri Oct 20th @ Little Theatre Gateshead £14.00
An Evening With WILLIE NILE (USA)
The Legendary rocker from New York City in a more mellow guise. Just him & guitar and piano. Playing songs. Telling stories
Today Austin Texas based Rock N Roller Jesse Dayton’s pedigree is not only impressive, but varied, to say the least. He played all of the lead guitar on Waylon Jennings record Right For The Time and on Ray Prices’ record Prisoner of Love. He’s also recorded with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Johnny Bush and played live with Kris Kristofferson. Dayton played the lead parts alongside his personal hero Glen Campbell, right after Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His exploits are not solely within the country genre either, Dayton has jokingly declared onstage, “The Clash & X saved me from going to Foghat concerts!” So it’s not surprising that he ended up playing guitar on the Supersuckers biggest selling record Must’ve Been High, which frontman Eddie Spaghetti admits was directly influenced by Dayton himself. Dayton ended up producing and playing all of the guitars on Eddie’s solo record, The Value of Nothing and also appears on the new Supersuckers record Get The Hell. After touring with Mike Ness from Social Distortion, then playing with punk icon John Doe from the band X, (the two appeared on David Letterman), Dayton got the call to play guitar for X on the bands entire North American Tour.Jesse has just finished performing aboard the “The Outlaw Country Cruise” with Lucinda Williams, The Mavericks and Steve Earle. He's certainly done his time alright .
Jesse comes to a new venue with his full hometown band . The majority of the his new album The Revealer was recorded live. “You could feel the ghost of George Jones, Freddy Fender, Doug Sahm & Jerry Lee Lewis (who recorded there with producer Huey Meaux) !
Thurs 2nd Nov @ Cluny2 £12.50
Part of Cluny 15th anniversary
ANNA & ELIZABETH ( USA) + Rhona Dalling
Two of the most exciting young American traditional musicians on the contemporary scene Anna and Elizabeth(Anna Gevalt-Roberts /Elizabeth Laprelle ) created a huge buzz of excitement on their debut UK tour earlier this year, they make a quick return & a north east first visit.
Their captivating mix of ballads, foot-stomping dance tunes, stories and visual art both sharing a desire to inspire people with the beautiful soul of Appalachian roots music & also this is a bit of a scoop for Cluny’s 15th anniversary celebrations
Elizabeth Laprelle is one of the most sought-after ballad singers of her generation and Anna Gevalt-Roberts a mesmerizing, talented multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo and guitar)
Local folk/country troubadour Rhona Dalling last opened here for Hurray For The Riff Raff. She is a very talented musican & a perfect fit for this special show.
Fri 10th Nov @ Gosforth Civic Theatre £14.00
new ticket link below-
THE STRAY BIRDS (USA) + Kari MaCleod
Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs. It didn't take much convincing to get bassist Charlie Muench on board, and with the addition of a third unique and powerful voice, the group began to define its captivating sound. Since taking America by storm in 2013 they have gone on to win a huge fanbase following triumphant appearances at big festivals around the world such as Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, MerleFest and Tønder. One of the outstanding successes of the Cambridge event in 2015, they were filmed for the Sky Arts TV coverage, presenter Mark Radcliffe telling viewers they were “one of the hits of the event,” and adding: “Everyone was talking about them - I know you’re gonna love them.” They continued to build their UK fanbase in 2016 with a tour of sold-out shows and ended the year on a high being voted Band of The Year in the annual Readers’ Poll at AmericanaUK where they also took the Album of The Year award too.
Sat 11th Nov @ The Cluny - £19.00
HOMEMADE SIN ( USA) + OTIS GIBBS (USA)
Dan Baird was recently hospitalised and diagnosed with a form of leukaemia. It's looking like it will be manageable, but on his doctor's advice, he needs to take the rest of the year off.
He will be replaced in Homemade Sin with a guest vocalist - Joe Blanton from The Bluefields.
Otis Gibbs will keep his full place on the bill
Thurs 16th Nov @ The Cluny 2 - £12.50
Co - Pro with The Cluny
THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS (USA) + Howlin Ric & The Rocketeers
yes ! Two of the best acts around...one from over the pond & one from over the Pudsey.....
its Everly Bros/ Rock N Roll Heaven .PLEASE DONT MISS THIS SHOW
Sat 18th Nov @ The Live Theatre £15.00
JIM WHITE ( USA) + Cicada Rhythm (USA)
Jim White declares himself singer/songwriter, author, fine art photographer, crackpot philosopher, folk artist, record producer, film maker, & dad.
He first came to prominence after he was the main feature in the 1998 film - Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus. White's live shows, can be characterized as off-beat, blending his playlist with open discussion with the audience, anecdotal storytelling derived from his own life experiences, all of which is typically humorous and insightful,with a deep sense of his feeling for the broken beauty of humanity.
Jim will be on tour with a 3 piece band.The band are called Cicada Rhythm
Thurs 23rd Nov @ Gosforth CivicTheatre £13.00 adv
BLIND BOY PAXTON ( USA) + Chris Wallum
The amazing bluesman/ old timey musician returns....its a show not to be missed
'Easily the most talented young acoustic bluesman to come along in many, many years.” - Living Blues Magazine
"Jerron Paxton is truly the living embodiment of the true blues in the 21St Century, but he plays it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old-time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and blues and more – and whatever he plays, sounds great." Thecountryblues.com
"He is the whole package. He’s witty, fast rhyming, poetic, fun, exciting, wonderfully skilled as a musician and a fine singer, he is the continuation of a proud tradition, literally and figuratively." Waterfront Blues Festival
"If you're good enough, everything else falls into place.Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues," New York Times
Fri 24th Nov @ The Live Theatre £14.00
An Evening with IAN FELICE ( The Felice Brothers) + Gill Landry
Ian Felice the song writing linchpin of the upstate NY alt-country band The Felice Bros, takes time out from the band to record a solo album- In The Kingdom Of Dreams (on Loose Records) & tour Europe.
His own distinct brand of ramshackle music is enhanced through a cynical and occasionally heartbroken lens – in the tradition of songwriters like John Prine & Shane MacGowan & Michael Hurley but with a modern musical slant.
Here's the album info-“IN THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS” Out 1st September 2017 on Loose Records
In The Kingdom Of Dreams is the debut solo album from Ian Felice of The Felice Brothers. The album was recorded in his childhood home of Palenville NY, with his brother Simone Felice on production duties. Simone produced and co-wrote recent hit albums from The Lumineers and Bat For Lashes. On the album, Ian was joined by the original Felice Brothers line-up of James Felice on keys, Simone Felice on drums and Josh Rawson on bass.
Sat 2nd Dec @ The Live Theatre £12.00
"An evening with" The Voices Of Virtue Gospel Choir
Drawn from churches across the north east the repertoire of the choir includes classic and contemporary gospel songs 'Amazing Grace, Oh Happy Day, Joyful Joyful as well as songs from the civil rights era such as 'A Change is Gonna Come" to "Heaven Help Us All" and "I'll Take You There".
The choir have performed in the Speakers Rooms in the Houses of Parliament and are regarded as one of the north's leading gospel choirs
Fri 8th Dec @ The Cluny £12.00
Co - Pro with The Cluny/32nd Anniversary show
LOW CUT CONNIE (USA) + Curse Of Lono + Gypsy Dave Smith
A return to raucous rock’n’roll music.Low Cut Connie ’are from Philly ,have a great lead singer in Adam Weiner that plays an upright like Jerry Lee Lewis. Their song Boozophilia was on Obama’s Summer playlist & its rollocking garage rock n boogie. Just perfect for our 32nd anniversary party
We'll have two support's - Curse Of Lono & also Gypsy Dave who's been a J'Hot Club mainstay for decades.He has a new triple album ready to go too.
Thurs 21st Dec @ Cluny2 £15.00
Jumpin Hot Christmas Party
MARTIN STEPHENSON & THE TOE RAGS + NEV CLAY + Pheobe & Philipa
Martin & the boys are back again for a fun packed Christmas party & vintage music sounds.
"Joe Guillen on lead guitar, Graham ‘Shipcote on upright bass and Keith Shepherd hiding in the back on drums, lay down more than just a foundation. They provided a musical wall for happy go lucky songsmith Martin Stephenson to play their great music & connect with an audience long before curfew time was reached"
Local troubadour Nev Clay & a brand new young rootsy duo Pheobe & Phillipa help out for a special Xmas treat.
Sat 20th Jan @ Studio In Live Theatre- £12.00
An Evening Of BRENDAN CROKER & Shipcote & Friends
An all too rare appearance from classy bluesman/songster Brendan Croker - probably best known as a member of Mark Knofler's Notting Hillbillies or playing as a duo with his best buddy Steve Phillips. Also in the 1980/90s he led his own unique troupe Brendan Croker & The 5 O Clock Shadows. Croker's equally at home with Van Morrison-style blues or American country music of any era. In fact, his deep knowledge of and affection for American roots music, at one point gave rise to being hailed as "The British Ry Cooder".
Shipcote & Friends music’s simply played and with many songs dashed in humour, and sang in a warm relaxed fashion, what more could one wish for in a opening act.
Wed 24th Jan @ The Cluny £14.00adv
Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory (USA) + King Size Voodoo Travellers
The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray ! Known as a "musician's musician," Alvin Youngblood Hart's praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. Since his debut release in 1996 Alvin has relayed his eclectic musical message around the world.A devout follower of the "no barriers" approach carved out by veteran performers like Gatemouth Brown and the late/great Doug Sahm, Alvin Hart aims to delight the masses and points to challenge the so-called blues purists.
Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory is a live explosion of roots rock that is a test of time in the world of music. He creates a blurred line of Blues, Roots, Country and Rock music that has been enjoyed in our culture for decades. The band bends the strings and drops the groove to a level that is only achieved with experience and true love of playing with such passion. This trio brings a very eclectic music experience that you will be telling all of your music loving fans about the next day and for years to come.
Thurs 1st Feb @ Cluny2 £12.00 adv
KAIA KATER (USA) + Jinski
Few are more conscious in their journey through Appalachian histories and the Canadian musical landscape than Kaia Kater . Born in Montreal, Kaia has lived in Winnipeg, and, most recently, West Virginia, she now resides in Toronto. Her old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her in the spotlight in North America and the UK, garnering critical acclaim from outlets such as Rolling Stone, CBC Music and The Roots Music Report. Often praised for her capacity to sound new and old at once, Kaia anchors her music the space where tradition and innovation intersect. She tours with Rhiannon Giddens in late Nov & has a few headline shows early next year inc Celtic Connections & here in toon !
Based on Tyneside, indie folk duo JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern.
Sat 3rd Feb @ Cluny2 £12.00
THE BROTHER BROTHERS (USA) + Tom Blackwell
Rich in brotherly harmonies and thoughtful songs accompanied by guitar, cello, violin and banjo as only a group like the Brother Brothers( Adam and David Moss.) can offer. Already established players and composers in a wide spectrum of genres throughout the New York musical circuit, they are finally teaming up to bring their individual experiences together.This is The Brother Brothers first time in UK too. They are in the country for a very short run of datesinc Ncle before heading back for showcases at Folk Alliance International.
“A joy to behold” – Sarah Jarosz, “Put these two together and magic happens” – Folkwords “Sophisticated Americana” – Folking.com “The folk music of The Brother Brothers has a bewitching quality to it” – Songwriting magazine “The tightest harmonies you are likely to hear this year” – Peter Churchill, Americana
Liverpool based soul/country songwriter Tom Blackwell was the star of this years Country Cantina. Hes been called "A talent as big as the sky" R2 magazine & Bob HarrisBBC Radio 2 proclaimed him "Wonderful, heartfelt music"....This a wonderful double bill
Sun 18th Feb @ Live Theatre £13.50
LINDSAY LOU & THE FLAT BELLY'S (USA) + Skylark Song
Michigan's bluegrass/ roots quartet Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys’ display scintillating musical prowess, swapping instruments, harmonising almost effortlessly and the overarching delight is that whilst bluegrass and country -folk are the Flatbelly’s roots and anchors, they soar above and beyond any unhealthy strictures that might apply, with Lindsay Lou’s own phenomenal voice their trump card, reminiscent in its often-joyous abandon of Eddi Reader or Lake Street Dive’s Rachael Price.They were magnificent @ Live Theatre last February & their return is much anticipated.
Thurs 22nd Feb @ Studio In Live Theatre £12.00
CAROLINE SPENCE (USA) + MUSH ( tbc)
While she may not look like one of the road-hardened troubadours of America's past, with the release of Spades & Roses, the young songwriter Caroline Spence from Charlottesville Virginia proves she is every bit as serious. Having won numerous songwriting awards from industry mainstays like the Kerrville Folk Festival and American Songwriter Magazine, and garnered nods and admiration from both Miranda Lambert and her fellow writers in the Nashville underground, Caroline has delivered a record to meet the expectation. Fans of Kathleen Edwards will no doubt find a lot to like about Caroline too.
Whether it’s a song like "Southern Accident" a strikingly personal and heartbreaking account of the lingering effects of her parents divorce on her own search for love and commitment, or "Softball" an extended anthemic metaphor for the all-to-real injustices of the gender gap in modern life, Spades and Roses is Caroline's unflinching testimony and reminder as to why songs are important: It’s about paying attention. It's about whether you can take a handful of chords and find those still points of peace and clarity and joy amidst the basic confusion, struggles, and emotional wreckage of our everyday lives.
"Caroline writes from the heart of it… Sings from the guts of it. We zeroed in and peeled back the all dressings and ended up with a record that feels just as honest. Every song feels lived in and true."- Neilson Hubbard (Producer
Sat 3rd March @ Cluny2 £12.50
Jumpin Hot /Cluny Present
CHARLIE PARR (USA) + Support
Charlie Parr’s inspiration is drawn from the alternately fertile and frozen soil of Minnesota; his songs exude a Midwestern sensibility and humility. Charlie Parr grew up in the Hormel meat packing city of Austin, MN (population 25,000) where most of the world's favorite tinned meat, Spam, is still manufactured. The combination of growing up with both of his parents working proud union jobs in an industrial meat factory and his largely rural environment had a broad impact on Parr.
Charlie Parr is a real roots musician like no other today. He has built a frenzied following of fans around the world with his energetic performances and 13 records. On his 14th and yet to be released album Dog showcases his blistering finger-picking as he switches between acoustic guitar, dobro and banjo - and keening, cut-through-the-crowd vocals that resonate with a conviction that runs deep and true. Judging by the work of his last two albums “Cheap Wine” and “Stump Jumper” Charlie’s already done enough to carve out a big name in the field of blues, folk country music