Tuesday 3rd September 2019
The Greystones, Sheffield
We’re so excited to bring you this amazing evening of outstanding American country, folk and roots music (with a dash of bluegrass). Bill and the Belles are an entertaining Tennessee quartet featuring glorious vocal harmonies and exquisite musicianship on fiddle, banjo, guitar and double bass. Influenced by classic country, bluegrass, hillbilly and old time music, their attractive “vintage” persona is rooted in the music of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. The band was nominated for four IBMA awards in 2017 and bandleader Kris Truelsen also shares his enthusiasm for traditional American music as a producer and presenter for Radio Bristol, housed in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Tennessee. Bill and the Belles bring to the stage an uplifting live show full of engaging humour, high spirits, and all-around revelry!
“They’re a joy to watch live, and we bet you can’t make it through their set without smiling!” – The Bluegrass Situation
A groovy young folk/roots duo based in Asheville, North Carolina, Hoot & Holler blend old time Appalachian traditions with fine contemporary songwriting and musicianship on fiddle, guitar and banjo. Brought together by a mutual love for American folk music, Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski have been entertaining audiences all over the USA since 2013. Both Amy and Mark are alumni of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, and combine the polished technique of conservatory training with the grit, drive, and soul of their musical heroes, legendary mountain musicians like Roscoe Holcomb and Ola Belle Reed.
” They blend two voices and instruments harmoniously in a way that is, for lack of better phrasing, perfect harmony. ” – Red Line Roots
True North Music is booking full UK tours for both these excellent bands and we grabbed this Tuesday as the only day when they’re both in Yorkshire at the same time – what a great opportunity for a storming double bill show! Join us for an unmissable night of roots music – this one is gonna be epic!
Doors 7.30pm, concert from 8pm. Advance tickets £15.