Sat 02 October 2021
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United by a love of country, folk, indie & Western music past and present, Concrete Prairie are a quartet from the U.K. playing their own brand of bruised Americana. The band take inspiration from across the genres to deliver songs dealing with life, death and everything in between – a veritable soundtrack for the glamour & grit of everyday living.
With an emphasis on feeling over faultlessness, the group have steadily written a batch of heart worn originals ready for the road. Whether they are grooving on the cathartic, rootsy stomp of their own “Bury My Blues”; navigating the majestic meanderings of the Country music songbook; or channeling spaghetti western soundtracks on their seven minute down-on-your-luck lament “The Devil Dealt The Deck”, the band invite you to get lost in a world where the harmonies holler, the guitars twang, the fiddles strain and hearts pound proudly upon sleeve.
Photo by Wiltshire Wedding Photography.
+ SUPPORT FROM GAVIN OSBORN
Mixing the personal with the political, Gavin Osborn has spent fifteen years entertaining audiences across the UK, Europe and Australia with his deft lyricism, evocative heartwarming storytelling and quick wit. Familiar to BBC Radio 4 and 6Music listeners – and from his tours with the likes of Grace Petrie and MJ Hibbett – Gavin has so far released five acclaimed solo albums. The Observer called his last album (Echo Bridge) “one of the year’s most relatable releases, a record about being frustrated, angry, bewildered and aware of the utter ridiculousness of a world that has moved past your point of understanding”.
He co-wrote the ‘Stories For The Starlit Sky’ trilogy and ‘The Ballad of Roger and Grace’, which were all story-song shows with comedian Daniel Kitson, and which all toured in the UK and at Melbourne Comedy Festival. He supported Belle & Sebastian on a UK tour and, as part of Robin Ince’s Book Club, played two sold-out shows at Hammersmith Apollo. A regular on the UK festival circuit (Latitude, Green Man, End of The Road), Gavin is currently working on his sixth record, with his band The Comment Section.
In the midst of the utter madness that is 2020, he also released a charity single ‘Born In The NHS’, which clocked up nearly half a million views after being featured on Russell Howard’s Sky One show, Home Time.
“Simultaneously hilarious and heart-rending songs” – Independent Weekly
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