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Elliott Brood at the Railway, March 29, 2022

From the mountains of Utah to the trenches of Vimy Ridge, Elliott BROOD’s songs have travelled the gore and glory of history in equal measure for nearly a decade. With the stomp and thrash of their early albums, Elliott BROOD carved their niche drawing from history and memory. As heavy and harrowing the past can be, for Elliott BROOD, it is also a generous companion, giving the gift of appreciation for times of peace and grace. 
With Keeper, Elliott BROOD’s seventh album, the trio deals with the past in more personal terms. The title, which speaks to loyalty and longevity, sets the tone for an album that explores the strength of conviction, and how that strength is tested, again and again, over time. Thoughts of worthiness and dedication, and their emotional flip sides, inform a collection that sees the band exploring those battlefields much closer to home. 
From the Polaris Music Prize short listed breakout album Mountain Meadows to the JUNO Award winning Days Into Years, the well-traveled trio of Mark Sasso, Casey Laforet and Stephen Pitkin have created a body of work that is at once meticulous and boisterous, substantial and entertaining.

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/516978

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John Blek in the Swiss Cottage, November 10 2021

Blek is an artist with a story to tell. With his timeless emotive voice and layered fingerstyle guitar you will be transported from scene to scene as his expansive songbook unfolds.

John Blek is Cork City born and bred currently residing only a mile or two from his childhood home but listening to his music you can hear the influence of travel and experience. His parents, both of whom were primary school teachers, had to bribe him to stay in school after his 16th birthday with the promise of a new guitar on the completion of his final exams. Such was John’s belief in his ability and chosen path in life that he was willing to forgo the more traditional education sought by his peers. This conviction carries through to his art.  His music is written from such a personal place that it creates the sense that he grew up with these songs, that they are in his blood – and in a way he did, they are his thoughts, his words, his sounds and his stories. Though not all autobiographical, like many of the great painters, an element of the artist exists in every portrait.

Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/516979

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Jerry Leger and the Situation, 4 May 2022, Railway

“One of the best Canadian songwriters….Time Out for Tomorrow is his masterpiece” -Rolling Stone
“…from the top drawer.” -UNCUT
“Jerry Leger has that spark that all the great songwriters have. He’s the real deal.” -Ron Sexsmith
“Great songs, great voice…right in my wheelhouse of music.” -Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Bash & Pop)

Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/516977

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Jerry Joseph plus Our Man In The Field, September 7

Cool Railway show and it’s my BIRTHDAY too.

Patterson Hood (Drive By Truckers) writes:
Jerry has always played in fantastic bands but I wanted to focus on Jerry and his songs and be free of normal band dynamics. I chose to work with my band since we have a long experience off working on side projects with a host of different performers (Bettye LaVette and Booker T. Jones included) and we tend to approach each of our respective projects with a ‘less is more’ approach that I thought would work especially well for this project. Even though Drive-By Truckers has always been known as a live Rock and Roll Band, we came of age amongst the session recording scene in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and we’ve always viewed doing these side projects as a way to live out that dream.Jerry will tour the UK this year supporting the Truckers and The Delines. This is a rare chance to see him headlining in a small venue.

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/515653

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The Mastersons, February 1, 2022

at the Railway Inn, Winchester, with special guest Bonnie Whitmore.

The Mastersons are singer-songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Chris Mastersonand Eleanor Whitmore. When they’re not touring the world as valued long time members of Steve Earle’s band the Dukes, the musical and marital twosome make inspired albums of their own emotionally vivid, deeply humanistic songs. The duo’s fourth set of original compositions is the appropriately titled No Time for Love Songs. The Mastersons, who now call Los Angeles home after stints in Austin, Brooklyn and Terlingua, Texas; recorded No Time for Love Songs at L.A.’s legendary Sunset Sound Recorders withShooter Jennings; the album was engineered and mixed by five-time Grammy Award-winning engineer, Ryan Freeland. Shooter had recruited The Mastersons to play on his albums Family Man (2012) and The Other Life (2013), and they’d recently reunited to work on Tanya Tucker’s acclaimed comeback album While I’m Livin’, which Jennings co-produced with Brandi Carlile.

Support comes from Bonnie Whitmore:

“Defiance and hope flow through every song of Last Will & Testament, testifying to Whitmore’s passion for her community and showcasing her ingenious ability to find just-right words and phrases to express anger, disillusionment, protest, hope, and love.” – No Depression

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/515532

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Native Harrow, September 2, 2021

At The Railway Inn, Winchester

“I dug myself out from the well to make Closeness a record about love”, professes Devin Tuel, from the Eastern Pennsylvania home she shares with her partner, Stephen Harms. Together the two make up the folk rock outfit, Native Harrow. “When I sat down to begin what would become Closeness I felt that above all, I wanted to make it clear that, while the clock is moving, we can hold onto one another and maybe there will be tears but there will also be laughter.” Closeness , the fourth LP from Native Harrow, exists at the intersection of two winding roads; time and motion. The album opens like the shot of a cannon with “Shake”, a rocking confessional about riding anxiety’s elevator. If this is any indication of where the band have been since last we heard from them (2019’s, Happier Now ), time has moved on and with it life has evolved and unfolded. Time moves away, takes what it can carry … I have seen how it ends, thru the edges of time … Time turns away so quickly, quiet as it goes … It’s the same every time … Time’s gonna get harder but you’ve gotta carry on … Watch the weeks go by, my how the years have gone by … I can’t quiet my head of the sounds of time rolling by … From the winding years, there is a season for all to unfold … Time moves forward, and I gave up that chase. Today, the band are reflecting on not only this new record but how now, months after its recording wrapped, it feels ever prescient. Tuel takes us back to when she was writing the album and the early days of Closeness ’ conception, “For this record I really wanted to tell stories. Our stories from the last two years, from the weeks leading up to recording, tales from other lifetimes, and stories from where I fear this world is heading.” When it came time to record the songs, the band decamped to Reliable Recorders in Chicago, IL to once again work with drummer and engineer, Alex Hall. The 10 tracks of Closeness were recorded over two sessions; three December days in the dying light of 2019 and the first three new days of January 2020. Similar to the process of making Happier Now , the sessions were firstly focused on documenting trio performances that captured Tuel’s master vocal takes live in the room, guitar in hand, with Harms on bass and Hall on drums. Closeness elaborates on the group’s radiant warmth and timeless nostalgia with the inclusion of new sounds and experiences. The combustible fuzz-driven opener “Shake” gives way to slices of 70s FM groove (“The Dying of Ages” and the desert funk of “If I Could”), 60s art pop (“Even Peace” and the expansive orchestral “Sun Queen”), and the kind of graceful folk (“Smoke Burns”) and folk soul (the compassionate conviction of “Carry On”) the band is best known for. The intricate polyrhythms and grinding Moog synthesizer (“Same Every Time”), the fully realized vintage jazz combo (“Turn Turn”), and the exquisite piano ballad (the penultimate “Feeling Blue”) provide glimpses down previously unexplored streets and find the band stretching out and confidently illuminating their expansive aspirations.

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/506650


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This Is The Kit, November 7, 2021

A special double show to celebrate 40 years of live music at the Railway. Both shows are sold out.

Matinée: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/503436
Evening: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/503437
Double ticket for both shows: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/503439

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Peter Bruntnell Band plus support, October 8, 2021

At the Railway Inn, Winchester

Pete and the band will be playing songs from his newest album Journey To The Sun, to celebrate 40 years of live music at the Railway!

 

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/515654

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Loco-Motion

A full-colour, 32 page magazine detailing the history of the Railway Inn as it celebrates forty years of presenting live music. Available to pre-order now here: https://sc4m.co.uk/order-loco-motion/

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sc4m at Rhythmtree – July 9, 2022

Postponed until Saturday, July 9, 2022.

The line-up remains the same:

John Murry

The Little Unsaid

Maz O’connor

The Blood Choir

March

Tali Trow