Grassoline , Greystones
The Americana band are due to launch the second volume of their ‘here but not at home’ EP series with a concert at the Sheffield pub tomorrow night.
The EP series develops themes first explored on the band’s debut six-track CD Mountain And Grave, which garnered rave reviews.
The four-track EP ‘here but not at home vol.1’ on Shillito Records was previewed at Stainsby Festival last July, ahead of its August release.
Its follow-up will further explore themes of heartache and loss in an Americana setting that allows the originality and individuality of the songs to shine.
The delicate hush of sparse arrangements will feature along with the majesty of a full-blown country orchestra of voices, guitars, fiddles, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, dobro, lap steel, bass and drums.
Vocalist and guitarist Jonathan Tilley said: “What we do is play songs that reinterpret the country, bluegrass and folk traditions and that err on the side of melancholy.”
Guests at The Greystones are Canyon Family and Tom Baxendale.
Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm
Tickets are £4 in advance from the venue or online from the websites ents24 or We Got Tickets or £5 on the door.
Meanwhile, tonight the Barnsley Folk and Acoustic Night in Barnsley Trades Club lounge features Jim Eldon.
He is a traditional singer and fiddle player, based in Hull, who also includes punk and new wave songs in his work. Apparently he does a great version of The Clash song, Should I Stay Or Should I Go.
The event starts at 8pm.
Entrance is free but a £4 contribution is suggested for the collection at the gig.