Cracking bluegrass & Americana gigs coming up in Huddersfield

I’ve had a quiet(ish) November on the gig front here at True North Music Towers, with no local Yorkshire gigs taking place this month. But that’s given me time to work on planning for the upcoming UK tour from awesome Colorado band The Railsplitters in January & February, as well as more exciting developments for 2018. I also appeared on the Americana radio show Steel&Wire on local radio station SheffieldLive this week – you can Listen Again here and check out tracks from some of the artists that True North Music will be hosting in the coming months.

December is now fast approaching, and we have two absolutely cracking gigs  taking place in the Huddersfield area in the next couple of weeks. At Marsden Mechanics on Friday 8th December we welcome Hot Rock Pilgrims, a London/Sussex-based band with members from the UK, Ireland and Germany. Well known on the UK’s bluegrass scene as one of the top acts on the festival circuit, these lads are stunning musicians and great vocalists. I’ve been trying to tempt them north for ages! The Hot Rocks combine old time Americana, bluegrass, folk and blues, and are  a brilliantly entertaining live band. Opening the show will be my very own band…The Reckless Abandoners is a six-piece playing a mix of bluegrass, Americana and acoustic country, with big bluesy vocals and fabulous instrumental picking (if I do say so myself). This is going to be a fun Friday night packed with foot-stompin’ roots music!

Advance tickets £10, available at Marsden Library or online here.

Meanwhile, a week before that on Friday 1st December we’re welcoming the superb quartet The Horsenecks to The Carlile Institute in Meltham. With roots in Portland, Oregon and Liverpool, UK, this fantastic transatlantic band is usually based in the USA but have been on an extended visit to the UK over the last few months. They perform a thoroughly entertaining blend of heartfelt old-time country and classic bluegrass music,  delivered with absolutely stunning musicianship and high-energy performance. This is going to be another wonderful concert at the Carlile, and we’re on course for another great turnout (every one of our concerts at the Carlile has sold out so far!) so book your tickets now if you want to join us on the night.

Advance tickets £10. Our friends at Café 33 and The Flower Box sell tickets locally in Meltham village, and you can also book online here. See you there!