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Garland Jeffreys nominated for Independent Music Award

Garland Jeffreys Truth Serum album has been nominated for best rock album in the 14th annual Independant Music Awards.

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Rolling Stone “10 New Artists You Need to Know” – Della Mae

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Della Mae confirmed for Summertyne & Festival Country Rendez-Vous Festivals

Much lauded bluegrass band Della Mae play the Summertyne Festival in Gateshead on the 19th July www.sagegateshead.com and Festival Country Rendez-Vous in Craponne Sur Arzon on the 24th July www.festivaldecraponne.com. Plus Glasgow’s Oran Mor on the 29th July www.oran-mor.co.uk

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Homemade Sin add further dates

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin add dates at Escenario, Santander, Spain and Das Bett, Frankfurt, Germany to their European tour this Autumn. Full details in the Gigs And Tours section.

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Mick Ralphs Blues Band to headline the Middle Of Nowhere festival

The Mick Ralphs Blues Band will headline the Middle Of Nowhere Festival, Stafford on the 18th July.  www.monmusicfestival.co.uk

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Rolling Stone’s “Best 50 Things We Saw at SXSW” – Della Mae

Della Mae, a five-woman country band, kicked off the Americana Music Association’s showcase at Pandora’s Discovery Den at the Gatsby with a set heavy on the bluegrass. The highlight came with a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “No Expectations”: slow, rootsy, sung with feeling by Celia Woodsmith, a quiet prayer for a closing door.

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Jason & The Scorchers confirm Ramblin’ Man Fair warm up’s

Jason & The Scorchers will play three warm up shows ahead of their headline show at the Ramblin’ Man Fair. The shows are in Manchester, Sheffield and Leicester. Full details in the tour dates section.

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Jason & The Scorchers, Della Mae and The Mick Ralphs Blues Band confirmed for Ramblin’ Man Fair

Jason & The Scorchers have been confirmed as headliners on the Outlaw Country stage at the inaugral Ramblin’ Man Fair Festival on 25th July. Joining them on the Outlaw Country stage are Della Mae whilst The Mick Ralphs Blues Band play the blues stage on the 26th July. www.ramblinmanfair.co.uk

 

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Homemade Sin add more European dates

Homemade Sin add more May dates in Gävle and Motala, Sweden and Helsinki and Kouvola, Finland. Plus new dates in  Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the UK for October / November. Full details in the tour date section.Photo 2

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Garland Jeffreys UK tour

A quote from last years Guardian review says it all, “Mixing rock, reggae, soul, blues and Latin in songs about race and identity this singer merits the status of American legend”02

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New shows for 2015 from Garland Jeffreys, Mick Ralphs Blues Band and Drivin’ n Cryin’

Garland Jeffreys returns to the UK this February for six shows. The Mick Ralphs Blues Band play their first show at London’s legendary 100 Club on the 14th March. Drivin’ n Cryin’ play three UK shows in April.

See the Tour Dates section for full details

 

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Acoustic & Electric Live Albums
From Dan Baird & Homemade Sin

Last winter, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin played two shows in London, one electric, the other acoustic, both were recorded and are now available as two double CD sets Electric and Acoustic which are only available on the Homemade Sin website or at live shows. Each set costs £10 (plus VAT where applicable) and shipping.

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As a big thank you to all their most loyal fans, Homemade Sin are offering a limited number of both sets (four CDs in total) for £15 (plus VAT where applicable) and shipping. The release date for both albums is 2nd March 2015, but you can exclusively pre-order them from the Dan Baird & Homemade Sin shop now!

Track Listings:

ELECTRIC
Bush Hall, London
28th November 2014

Hard Luck Boy
Fall Apart on Me
Crooked Smile
Mon Cheri
Little Darlin’
Hell to Pay
Two for Tuesday / Proud Mary
Worse for the Wear and Tear
I Dunno
Damn Thing
Julie + Lucky
I Love You Period
Outlivin’
Railroad Steel / Route 66
Lazy Monday
Myth Of Love
Messwitmycranium Girl
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Sheila / Do You Wanna Dance
Quinn The Eskimo
Don’t Pass Me By

ACOUSTIC
St Pancras Old Church, London
3rd December 2014

Myth Of Love
Little Darlin’
Crooked Smile
Trivial As The Truth
Love & Rockets
Knocked Up
Runnin Outta Time
Younger Face
Thousand Little Pieces
Six Years Gone
Another Chance
Golden Light
Two For Tuesday
Sweet Blue Midnight
Hell To Pay
Long Way Down
Hard Luck Boy
Damn Thing / Goin’ Down The Road

 

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New Limited Edition HMS Shirt Available!

For anyone not able to make it to either of Homemade Sin’s two recent London shows the limited edition t-shirt is now available to buy from the shop. The black cotton t-shirt features brand new, full colour, designs on both the front and back by UK illustrator Rob Fletcher. Many of you will instantly recognize Robs artwork which has graced many of Dans tour shirts and covers over the years going right back the Georgia Satellites tours of the mid-80s.

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Mick Ralphs Blues Band Alloa Sell Out

The Mick Ralphs Blues Band’s New Years Eve show at the Masonic Hall in Alloa
on the 31st January is now sold out.

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Homemade Sin sell out two nights in London

Homemade Sin’s shows at Bush Hall on the 28th November and St Pancras Old Church on the 3rd December are now both sold out.

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Warner Hodges & Mikael Fassberg, The Mick Ralphs Blues Band and The Western Sizzlers together in December

JCPL has a real treat in store for all fans of smokin’ hot electric guitar playing when no less than four world class players hit the road together in December.

Jason & The Scorchers, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin guitar hero Warner E.Hodges, celebrates the release of his brand new solo album, ‘Gunslinger’ by teaming-up with ex-Bonafide guitarist Mikael Fassberg, who’s debut solo album will also be released to coincide with the tour. Expect songs from each album, along with tracks from both guitarists back pages and no doubt a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

As a founder member of both Mott The Hoople and Bad Company, Mick Ralphs needs no introduction to fans of classic British rock music. In December Mick will be showcasing another side of his talent with his critically acclaimed Mick Ralphs Blues Band.

Rounding out the bill and long overdue a return to the UK are The Western Sizzlers featuring Rick Richards of The Georgia Satellites and Izzy Stradlin fame, on lead guitar.

6th Dec – The Greystones, Sheffield
7th Dec – Dingwalls, London
8th Dec – Bootleggers, Kendal
9th Dec – Fruit, Hull
10th Dec – Junction Labour Club, Llandudno
11th Dec – The Musician, Leicester

Full details on the tour dates page

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The Urban Voodoo Machine add more UK dates

Due to popular demand, The Urban Voodoo Machine have added dates in York, Cardiff, Bedford and Manchester to their UK tour.

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Ian Hunter becomes the first Western artist to play in a Lavu

Ian Hunter & The Rant Band play a special show on 12th October at Storstuu Winsnes, Singsås, Norway. They will become the first Western artists to play in a lavu (an Inuit tee pee / tent). The show promises to be a special event and due to the size of the lavu, tickets are limited. You can buy them at http://www.storenkulturhus.no/kulturhus/?t=p
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The Urban Voodoo Machine to tour the UK this Autumn

The Urban Voodoo Machine announce the first dates on their UK September / October tour with more to follow. For details, go to the Gigs and Tours section.

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The Bluefields Return To Europe

This Summer sees the return of Joe Blanton, Warner E. Hodges, Dan Baird and Brad Pemberton, collectively known as The Bluefields. The dates include a slot at the prestigious Summertyne Festival and a London show at the newly re-opened Boston Music Arms. For full details see the Gigs & Tours Section.

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