Saturday 3rd of March at Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club Mary Jean Lewis (neice of Jerry Lee Lewis) with her Low Men and Des Horsfall and Andy McKerlie
A great night of music coming up with Mary Jean Lewis and Her Low Men. Mary Jean is part of a musical legacy that started back in the fifties with her uncle, Jerry Lee. She’s an absolute star exuding all the charm you would expect from a Louisiana woman. She draws on a range of country, blues, and rock n roll to create her own soulful style based on her powerful voice and intimate connection with the lyrics.
Mary Jean Lewis with her band, the Low Men are making quite a name for themselves on the Roots music scene playing a mixture of country, pop, rockabilly and rock n roll. This night in March promises to be an intimate occasion as she takes us on a journey through American roots music accompanied by Martin Barrett (guitar), JT Davidson (pedal steel) and Sy McBain (doghouse bass).
Also playing this night is Des Horsfall and Andy McKerlie, as recommended by John Miller. Working with various Roots band line-ups since the late seventies – Des Horsfall has had, in his own words – “a few skirmishes with fame”. In the eighties he fronted Blues-Rock band ‘Raw Deal’ that was managed by Alexis Korner. In the nineteen nineties he was to be seen in hit videos on CMT and as opening act for Joe Ely, Steve Earle and many others. After a decade of studio work at his own analogue recording facility Valve Studios, Horsfall has re-emerged with a brand new ‘Rustic Rock n Roll’ outfit ‘Des Horsfall’s Kuschty Rye’ and a critically acclaimed (Ronnie Lane inspired) album ‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’ – the first in a trilogy mirroring Lane’s Slim Chance releases. http://www.kuschtyrye.net
Tickets available from Alan Hendry on 07944354459 or this e-mail.
Full listings below.
Sunday 11th March Nick Harper at Woodend http://www.harperspace.com/index.html
Friday 23rd March Vic Godard and the Subway Sect plus the S/Objects at the Accies
Saturday 24th March Vic Godard and the Subway Sect plus the S/Objects at the Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh
Thusday 29th March Kim Edgar and Band at Woodend
Saturday 14th April Comedy Night with Bruce Morton, Michael Redmond, Ray Bradshaw, Rod Hunter at Woodend
Wednesday 18th April Amanda Shires with Rod Picott and Todd Pertil at Woodend
Saturday 19th May the Coal Porters plus the Long Horns at Woodend
Friday 25th May Girlyman plus Rose Room at Stereo
Friday 22nd June Toy Hearst at Woodend
Thursday 6th Sept Iain Morrison at Woodend
Thursday 1st Nov Gregory Alan Isakov at Woodend (TBC) http://gregoryalanisakov.com
And lastly please note that the Pines have a great new album out, check it out well worth a listen. www.thepinesmusic.com
– Mary Jean Lewis and Des Horsfall, what a cracker!!