Weekend of Americana, Blue Grass and Barn Stomp | Saturday 24th August 2018
Doors Open 6.30pm
Think deep Scottish roots, razor sharp Americana, trad and contemporary Appalachia embellished with touches of folk and country blues – do that and you’re halfway there. To complete the picture, add blisteringly tight musicianship and perfectly interlaced harmonies.
HMLV have been described as “an ideal festival band with stacks of energy” by DJ Jim Gellatly. Many agree with him, with the band earning rave reviews of their blistering live performances at festivals up and down the country including in recent years performance at Live@Troon and The Harbour Bar. Stand out performances at Belladrum, Celtic Connections, Hebcelt, Tiree Music Festival and Wickerman have been the highlight, although there have been too many to count.
In addition, the band have been rewarded with performances on BBC’s RAPAL, STV’s Riverside Show and a live broadcast of their set from Belladrum, featuring in the weekends highlights alongside the Manic Street Preachers and Hayseed Dixie. Perhaps the pinnacle however would be the band being one of three hand-picked to represent Scotland at the Country to Country Music festival at one of the UK’s largest music venues, the 02 Arena in London. Earning praise from the organisers, fellow performers and or course the concert goers, HMLV are keen to build on this in 2018.
Two Thieves and The Burning Wood started off as a duo called “Two Thieves” just over five years ago, in Dundee. The need for a bigger and better sound slowly became crucial, so last year they found these three incredibly talented musicians to join the family.
What do they do? They do Country, Bluegrass, Swing, Folk and Roots and boy do they do it well! Having crafted timeless and detailed folk songs over the years with fun, captivating and crystal clean harmonies, they blend in a mix of original tunes and covers into the set so that there is something for everyone listening.
The set will be for fans of Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Tom Waits, Neil Young, J.J Cale and many many more
After releasing their EP last year, they plan to have our album out by the end of 2018 with a tour to follow that.
In the meantime you can enjoy them in full flow in Troon this summer
Awkward Family Portraits have been bringing contemporary folk and Americana to the streets of Glasgow since 2016. With a roguish charm and style that elevates them far above the stereotypes of the genre, AFP are a band that have one central goal and that is to get you to abandon all of the outside world’s hang-ups and move.
The brainchild of four like-minded musicians with a wealth of originality and technical skill at their disposal, you only need to catch the briefest glimpse of one of their live shows to feel an insatiable urge to make your way into the crowd and their recent European tour and King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution headline show are clear signs of the potential for growth that resides within their material.