Thursday, 15 September 2011

Old Sledge in Britain, 23 Sept.-7 Oct. 2011

Luke Richardson, Chance McCoy, Sabra Guzman

G Promo PR announce that Old Sledge, a hard-driving old-time string band from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, will tour Britain in September and October in support of their acclaimed new album Don't let your deal go down. A video can be seen on YouTube of Old Sledge performing the title track live at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California, May 2011.

Old Sledge is led by Chance McCoy, multiple fiddle champion of West Virginia and onetime star of the BBC TV show 'Folk America', who learned his music directly from the old masters. Sabra Guzmán provides driving rhythm guitar and lead and harmony vocals. They are joined by Luke Richardson from Tennessee on clawhammer banjo, a protégé of Adam Hurt. Old Time Herald says they

sound deeply traditional in the best and most effortless sense: they've listened a lot to the people who came before them, and they pay respect with every note, but the music is their own.

The band is also on Facebook. The tour dates are:

September
Fri. 23 House concert, Edinburgh, Scotland; e-mail; £TBC, TBC
Sat. 24 Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, Scotland; 01721 725777; £13, 7.30 p.m.
Sun. 25 Jura Music Festival, Craighouse, Isle of Jura, Scotland; 01496 820362 or 820396; £TBC, 8.00 p.m.
Mon. 26 The Tea Pad Presents… @ the Cumberland Arms, Newcastle upon Tyne, England; 07840 154 139; £8, 8.00 p.m.
Tues. 27 The Caledonia, Caledonia St., Liverpool, England. Free, 8.00 p.m.
Wed. 28 Magpie's Nest @ the Old Queen's Head, London; 07740 199665; £6/£8, 8.00 p.m.
Thurs. 29 The Mason's Arms, Kensal Green, London; 07930 397517; £6/£8, 7.00 p.m.
Fri. 30 St Patrick's Community Hall, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, Wales; 01646 661363; £7.50/£10, 9.00 p.m.

October
Sat. 1 The Canteen, Bristol; 0117 9232017. Free, 9.30 p.m.
Sun. 2 Gwdihŵ Café Bar, Cardiff, Wales; 029 2039 7933; £3, 8.00 p.m.
Mon. 3 Bombanes, Brighton, Sussex; 01273 606400; £6/£8, 7.00 p.m.
Tues. 4 Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead; 01628 788997; £12, 8.00 p.m.
Wed. 5 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, Norfolk; 01603 660352; £10, 8.00 p.m.
Thurs. 6 The Wolf Folk Club @ Wolferton Social Club, Wolferton, nr King's Lynn, Norfolk. Free, 8.00 p.m.
Fri. 7 The Snug Club @ the Women's Institute Hall, Cromer, Norfolk; 07930 397517; £8, 8.30 p.m.

For further information, interview requests, guest lists, etc., please contact Geraint Jones at G Promo PR: phone +44 (0)1584 873211; mobile 07855 724798; e-mail.