The Often Herd
Saturday 6th April 2019
The Carlile Institute, Meltham
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Carlile last night for a scorching gig from The Often Herd, keeping up the gold standard of TNM’s events in Meltham!
The Often Herd is a hugely entertaining contemporary bluegrass/Americana band. Their outstanding musicianship and charismatic stage presence have taken them to the top of the British bluegrass scene. We’ve known Evan, Rupert, Sam and Niles for quite a few years and we were big fans of their previous band The Kentucky Cowtippers. [thanks to fiddle ace Kieran Towers who is sitting in for Niles on this tour]. Now this super talented foursome has a new project, and in only their first year as The Often Herd, the band has recorded and released a highly praised debut EP, as well as winning the prestigious band contest at La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France.
Saturday 16th March 2019
The Greystones, Sheffield
Thanks to everyone who came out on a wet and windy evening to pack out the Greystones for this sold out gig – a VERY special night of music with Mile Twelve’s searing performance complemented by a beautiful opening set from the Redwood River Band!
Mile Twelve is an exceptionally talented young quintet, fast gaining recognition for outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles in the USA. The band has been on a swift rise since forming in 2014 in Boston. This engaging young five-piece delivers breathtaking live performances which feature outstanding musicianship and vocal harmonies. Mile Twelve has toured throughout the USA, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, and won the 2017 Momentum Award at the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards. Their entertaining live material includes creative covers as well as their own acclaimed bluegrass and folk originals and a sprinkling of traditional songs. In October 2017 they released their debut full-length album Onwards, and their keenly anticipated follow-up City on a Hill will be released in April 2019.
The Honey Dewdrops
Saturday 2nd February 2019
The Carlile Institute, Meltham
A completely sold-out hall for our first gig of 2019 – and what a gig it was! A very special evening of exquisite music from the Dewdrops.
Known on the American roots music scene for their top-notch songwriting, The Honey Dewdrops treat listeners to a raft of memorable, beautifully performed songs, with gorgeous vocal harmonies and a versatile musical set-up that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin, harmonica and acoustic guitars. Although undeniably steeped in bluegrass and old-time country, The Honey Dewdrops encompass both traditional and modern in their sound. Hailing from Virginia, Laura Wortman and Kagey (pronounced keggy) Parrish are now based in Baltimore and have been touring full time for almost ten years. Early 2019 will see The Honey Dewdrops embark on their first UK tour, including their debut appearance at the prestigious Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. We first heard of The Honey Dewdrops via the fantastic band Front Country, who cover one of the duo’s songs and are old friends of theirs. When we finally saw the Dewdrops in concert they were just as marvellous as expected, and we can’t wait to bring them to Meltham for a gig at The Carlile Institute.