Saturday 22nd July 2017
The Carlile Institute, Meltham
Another sold out show for True North Music! Thanks to everyone who squeezed into a packed-out room at The Carlile for a lovely performance by Tony & Steph.
California-born Tony Furtado is a stunning live performer who’s been hailed as a genius on banjo and slide guitar. He took up the banjo at age 12 and first attracted national attention at the age of 19, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Not long after that, Tony opted for the life of a full-time professional musician. He has performed and recorded with folk and bluegrass greats including Alison Krauss, Stuart Duncan and Jerry Douglas, touring worldwide since the 1990s playing his own captivating brand of Americana and acoustic roots. Tony will be joined on guitar and harmony vocals by duo partner, accomplished singer-songwriter Stephanie Schneiderman, who will also perform a short opening set.
Advance tickets £10 at wegottickets.com (note 10% booking fee online). Paper tickets are also available locally in Meltham at Café 33 and the Library.
Friday 30th June 2017
Hepworth Village Hall
What a gig this was! Thanks to everyone who came to this completely packed-out show from Sierra & Ethan on Friday. Awesome and gobsmacking doesn’t even begin to describe it.
True North Music is delighted to welcome Sierra Hull to Hepworth on Friday 30th June. We’re very lucky to host this rising star of American roots music for a concert at this intimate venue. This is Sierra’s first UK headline tour and she’ll be joined by regular duo partner, the phenomenal young double bassist Ethan Jodciewicz. Ethan is another outstanding talent and has worked with the very best musicians in the genre including Béla Fleck, David Grisman, Alison Brown, Darol Anger and Michael Daves to name just a few!
Mandolin prodigy, talented songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Sierra Hull first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage aged just 11. Still only 25, Sierra was recently Grammy nominated for her most recent and acclaimed album Weighted Mind, which showcases her growing stature as a songwriter as well as her stunning musicianship. Warm, humorous and entertaining as well as a prodigiously talented, versatile and tasteful player, this acclaimed young artist is a class act. Don’t miss this one!
Tickets £12.50 advance at wegottickets.com
Foghorn Stringband//Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
Friday 26th May 2017
The Greystones, Sheffield
Thanks to all who packed the room for this AWESOME double bill concert the other week – it lived up to our expectations as possible gig of the year – check out this amazing review from Northern Sky! Here’s a bit of footage from the finale with all six musicians.
I’m absolutely delighted to announce a very special double bill concert coming up in May, featuring two outstanding American bands. I’ve been booking a full UK tour for the fabulous Californian duo Evie Ladin & Keith Terry, and was also keen to host this talented twosome for my own concert in Yorkshire. With fantastic clawhammer banjo, creative percussion, great singing and spectacular dancing, Evie and Keith put on a superbly entertaining show. Then, as luck would have it I got the opportunity to book the fabled Foghorn Stringband – celebrated for their down home, foot stomping, ass-kickin’ brand of old time music, with some Cajun and honky-tonk thrown in for good measure. With fiery fiddle, rapidfire mandolin, a rock steady rhythm section and great harmonies, this band draws on French-Canadian influences as well as roots in the South and West of the USA. The stars aligned and I’ve managed to put together one hell of a double bill featuring both these amazing bands. Do not miss this scorching old-timey spectacular – it will be an unmissable, one night only event. Woo hoo – cannot wait!
Advance tickets £16.50 at the bar or online at wegottickets.com