Saturday 25 May 2013

This Weekend at The Musician: Saturday, Stacie Collins / Sunday, The Handsome Family

Cheeseweasel Promotions presents...

Stacie Collins
Saturday 25th May
£10adv £12door
plus The Midnight Dogs
Muskogee-born and Bakersfield-raised is a pedigree that most country singers would kill for; not only does Stacie Collins live up to her heritage, she exceeds it with a unique sound that blends roadhouse rock-n-roll, Chicago blues and hard country-twang. Her crack live band includes her Jason & The Scorchers' bassist husband Al and this time round will be augmented by Scorchers drummer and Bonafide frontman Pontus Snibb, and Hanoi Rocks/The Electric Boys guitarist Conny Bloom.

“An infectious blend of roadhouse country rock fronted by a blues-harp-blowing woman who sings with a desperate passion and a slight Tammy Wynette catch in her voice." - No Depression

"Stacie Collins has earned a reputation for superb twang rock with more than a hint of blues accented by her exceptional harmonica playing." - All The Rage

"That girl can sure kick some ass! The minute she took the stage she owned it!" - Sony Music

“No-frills slab of rough & tumble bluesy Southern rock & roll" - Creative Loafing

Magic Teapot presents…

The Handsome Family
Sunday 26th May
plus Snowapple
The Handsome Family is a 20-year songwriting collaboration between husband and wife, Brett (music) and Rennie Sparks (words). Their lyrics and music are very intense, highly descriptive and full of meticulously-researched narrative and exhilerating musical re-imaginings of everything from Appalacian holler, psychedelic rock, Tin Pan Alley and medieval ballad. Of course you don’t have to be a music historian to love these songs. They are full of romantic longing for nature’s mysterious beauty and the tiny wonders of everyday life. They pair sweet melody with sad harmony, love poetry with dark beats. This is music that makes you shiver and cry, but also makes you happy to be alive.

"Words that in their everyday surrealism have no parallel in contemporary writing... Music that mines the deep veins of fatalism in the Appalachian voice" - Greil Marcus

"This is music that moves forward by turning the clock back - haunting, primal and strangely heroic"
- The London Times

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