Another man who kicks off his tour on February 29th is Canada’s Matt Andersen. The electrifying acoustic bluesman spends the majority of March in the UK as well as some Irish and Dutch dates.
With her brand new all-girl honky tonk band The Knock Outs, on March 13th Rachel Harrington begins 3 weeks of shows all over the country, plus several Scottish dates in late March/early April. It promises to be something special.
Lambchop have a new record out, Mr M, which they’ll be showcasing in London, Dublin, Gateshead, Glasgow, Manchester and Bristol. Full details can be found here. The tour begins on the 1st.
On March 23rd and 24th the Celtic Connections Big Top takes place on the Isle Of Skye, a spin off from the main event held annually in Glasgow. As well as featuring the likes of Rosanne Cash, Raul Malo and The Civil Wars it also marks the start a run of shows for US ‘grasscore’ sensations The Deadly Gentlemen. You’ll also find them in Newcastle, Sheffield, London and Norwich should they make it back from the island.
Our December picks included dates from The Felice Brothers that were subsequently postponed. The rescheduled run kicks off in London on the 13th. The added bonus is Craig Finn of The Hold Steady supports on all dates.
Richmond Fontaine‘s Willy & Dan will be playing some duo dates supporting The Jayhawks but will also have a few shows of their own. Leicester, Tingewick, Guildford, Cardiff and Bath are the places to catch headline gigs.
On March 8th Sean Taylor launches his Love Against Death tour in support of his new album of the same name. Starting in Sheffield the tour winds up in Pocklington on the 31st.
And finally one week later at the same venue, In Fear Of Olive launch their new EP Saluting Magpies when they play alongside The Clench and Roaming Son.
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