TheWagonMaster

Born in Pontefract. Grew up in Doncaster. Lives in Sheffield. Puts on gigs. Tries to be good.
TheWagonMaster has written 86 posts for Nowhere Town

Last Harbour ‘Replacements’ free EP + Tour

Manchester based collective Last Harbour hit the road today for a run of shows in support of their latest album Your Heart, It Carries The Sound which is out now on Little Red Rabbit records. To coincide with the tour they’ve also released the four track Replacements EP which is currently available for free download … Continue reading

On Tour : Curtis Eller

Curtis Eller’s American Circus return to the UK this November for ten shows. Once described as New York City’s angriest yodelling banjo player, Curtis will once again have his ‘sons’ Bradley Blackwell on upright bass and Matthew Rheeston on drums comprising the American Circus. You can read our review of a show from the last … Continue reading

Manchester Americana Festival

On August 25th The Verge (above the Cheshire Ring) in Hyde hosts the first ever Manchester Americana Festival. The all day event features numerous acts from the North West and beyond, entry is just £5. More details of the line up that features the likes of Richie Syrett, Blind River Scare, Garron Frith and Quiet … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #31 Pistola Kicks

Previously acclaimed as “The most exciting and promising band in Sheffield”, Pistola Kicks certainly offer something a little different. Not least when they perform their stripped down acoustic ‘Los Pepe Sessions’. Almost two bands for the price of one. Lazy Baby Hurricane is from their 2011 EP Proceed Advance/Lazy Baby Hurricane.

Essential Listening : #30 Novella

It’s always a pleasure stumbling across bands that are completely new to you quite by accident. Just such a thing happened with London based four piece Novella. Eat Yourself is taken from their self titled EP on Italian Beach Babes records.

New album from Richmond Fontaine’s Dave Harding

Dave Harding of the mighty Richmond Fontaine has announced the release of his second solo album on El Cortez Records. You Came Through is the follow up to his 2007 offering Across The Road and features ten brand new tracks put together at the end of 2011. Production duties were again handled by Mike Coykendall … Continue reading

Independence Day Americana Fest, Sheffield, July 4th (if you couldn’t guess…)

This looks rather fun. The Washington in Sheffield plays host to fine Americana themed triple bill in celebration of July 4th. No strangers to these pages The Payroll Union head up the evening, as they kick off a busy couple of months of gigs and recording. The line up is completed by one of two … Continue reading

On Tour : Otis Gibbs

Otis Gibbs is back in the UK supporting latest record Harder Than Hammered Hell which we talked about back here not so long ago. Having already played shows in Ireland and appeared at this weekend’s just gone Maverick Festival, the tour continues in Bristol on July 3rd with 18 more UK dates to come as … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #29 Andrew Tregoning

Another random stumbled across while going to see somebody else at a gig. Based in Sheffield and from one live snapshot and two songs available on Bandcamp (both downloadable for free too) all we can say about Andrew Tregoning is that’s he sounds really rather good. He’s supporting Carrie Rodriguez at Sheffield’s Greystones in June. … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #28 Royal Wood

A Good Enough Day was a 2007 offering from another fine Canadian singer/songwriter, Royal Wood. Our choice cut Juliet is featured below. Compared to the likes of Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright, A Good Enough Day found a number of its tracks making their way onto film and TV soundtracks and led to Royal being … Continue reading

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