COMING YOUR WAY
The New Mendicants
|The New Mendicants, Norman Blake and Joe Pernice|
Glaswegian Blake and Pernice, from Massachusetts teamed up in a Toronto tavern and will not only be bringing new sounds to their UK tour but both will be dipping into their impressive back catalogue and expect a new album in the not too distant future. Doors at the Glee Club open 8pm, tickets are £9 and you must be over 16 to attend. For more information call the box office on 0871 472 0400.
|Patty Griffin has a new album|
Singer/songwriter Griffin says, American Kid "was written to honour my father".
Doors at the Glee open at 7pm, tickets are £20 in advance and for more information contact the box office on 0871 472 0400 or visit www.glee.co.uk/birmingham
On Friday July 5 Celebrated American songwriter, author and poet Simone Felice is coming to the Glee Club Birmingham..
Felice released an EP, New York Times, and a self-titled album in 2012. Now fresh from his sold-out Barbican show and European tour with Conor Oberst and following his Autumn 2012 sold out Union Chapel concert, he returns to the UK and Ireland to preview new songs.
Doors open 8pm, tickets are £14 and you must be over 18.
THE JAMES RILEY BAND
The refreshing sound of The James Riley Band has been captured on a new EP which will be released on April 28 and with a string of festivals already under their belt they will be starting a tour at the end of this month. For more information check out their site or click the links below to hear more from them.
Lay Me Down (Official Video)
Lay Me Down EP (SoundCloud)
THE HUT PEOPLE
|Gary Hammond and Sam Pirt - The Hut People|
NEWHAMPTON FOLK CLUB
Another duo are making an appearance in Wolverhampton in the upstairs room of the Newhampton Inn.
Dansmall which is in fact singer and guitarist Dan Plews and fiddler Guy Fletcher who have been together for close on 20 years. The duo will be supported by Nick Greenwood and tickets are £8 in advance or £9 on the night. The venue is in the upper room of the Newhampton Inn, Riches Street, Wolverhampton.
The folk club will also play host to James Hickman and Dan Cassidy on May 4.
If you can't wait that long to do some toe tapping then this Friday (April 19) a barn dance with the Jig & Bottle Band and John Edgar, is being held at The Pavilion just off the A449 Stafford road, the dance is in aid of the local Compton Hospice.
|Lady Maisery -photo by Elly Lucas|