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Serious Sam Barrett & James the Fang

Sunday, 6 May 2018 - 8:00pm
 
Hailing from the Mountains of North Alabama and the Hills of West Yorkshire, Sam and James have years of touring and a stack of records under their belts.
 
They return to Preston fresh off the back of their latest tour through the swamps and mountains of the deep south and west coast of America. They bring 12 string guitar, banjo, fiddle and belt out traditional numbers dating back to the late 19th century as well as newer original numbers on LPs such as The Dime Horseshoe and North Country Steed.
 

 
This record just demonstrates an amazing musical ability. The sustained brilliance of this playing is really something to behold.
BOB HARRIS BBC Radio 2
 
Songs that rattle with the ghosts of Appalachian folk, and southern blues, yet sound emphatically English.
UNCUT MAGAZINE
 
Old before his years country-folk fellow who mixes intricate John Fahey finger-picking with confessional tales of dirty old Leeds
THE GUARDIAN
 
Serious Sam Barrett, from Addingham, splendid folk blues from the West Yorkshire hills.
Gideon Coe (BBC Radio 6)
 
"strong interplay between guitar and banjo, as well as the imagery of songs such as ‘From the Shoals to Montana’ and ‘Drive Your Way Home’ lend the album an authentic American flavour. Well worth checking out."
Americana UK
 
"Serious and the Fang's mix of the traditional tunes and their own blend seamlessly, steeped in a sad heart, the weary and the downtrodden, it feels like an album with the spirit of calloused hands and a life spent following a plough.  It's from a different time"
Americana UK

 

SERIOUS SAM BARRETT & JAMES THE FANG are at The Continental on Sunday 6th March 2018. Doors are at 8pm.

 

£5 entry on the door. 

 

Or get advance tickets online from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets or Skiddle 

 

 

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