Saturday 17th February 2018 - Lindsay Lou support Tamsin Quinn | Doors 7.45pm
We are delighted to welcome to the club one of the top bluegrass artists from across the pond.
With roots in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou has been on the road almost non-stop all over the USA since issuing the 2012 album, Release Your Shrouds. That recording showcased the band's instrumental ingenuity, Lindsay Lou's stunning vocal range and self-penned material that has everyone agreeing these guys really are special'.
The group's members are Lindsay Lou (vocals, guitar), Joshua Rilko (banjo, vocals), PJ George (mandolin, vocals) and Mark Lavengood (upright bass).
When Lindsay Lou & the band found each other jamming at open mics and music festivals around Michigan they couldn’t have predicted what would lie ahead of them. Touring behind the release of their most recent record, Ionia, they’ve been featured in the lineup of prestigious affairs such as The Shetland Island Folk Festival 200 miles north of mainland Scotland, Stagecoach Music Festival in California with 55,000 attendees, The Bluegrass Jamboree in Germany, and a number of the best acoustic music festivals in the US including Merlefest in North Carolina, Wheatland Music Festival in Michigan, Strawberry Music Festival in California, Redwing Roots Festival in Virginia, ROMP in Kentucky, and Pagosa Springs Folk Festival in Colorado.
"This is what happens when musicianship serves the heart and soul. This is what happens when 4 people travel 50,000 miles a year together in the same vehicle and have music for breakfast, lunch and dinner". Seth Bernard - Founder, Earthwork Music
They were named one of NPR Music’s 12 best live performance sessions of 2015 by Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, a program which has featured acts like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Amos Lee, Joan Baez, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones and PHISH. The summer of 2017 has seen them performing for the first time at Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Upstate New York, and they expect to release their next full length album, which was produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Elephant Revival) in early 2018.
Having earned their name late night at a Michigan Bluegrass festival from a fellow picker who proclaimed, "It's good to see you out here pickin with us Greybeards," today Lindsay Lou and the band keep one foot in The Great Lakes State and the soul of Motown, and one in Music City, USA: Nashville, TN. They still embody the soul of a good jam or late night pickin’ session, and also have honed in on a sound that’s entirely their own drawing from soul, blues, folk, jazz and maybe even a traces of that techno beat. Get a flavour of Lindsay Lou below!
All in all we think they are one of the best USA roots artists around. A great night is guaranteed.
Advance Tickets are £15.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £17 on the door