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Americana Fest is a new 3-day festival of American culture hosted by the American Museum & Gardens on 1-3 July 2022. Taking place throughout the hill-top estate on the edge of Bath with spectacular views across an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It will include performances from some of the biggest names in comedy and the UK’s Americana music scene.
Coinciding with celebrations for Independence Day in the US, the weekend programme includes an all-American comedy bill, with headliner Reginald D Hunter, and a top line-up of Americana music, encompassing folk, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, with headliners Ethan Johns’ Black Eyed Dogs and The Magic Numbers.
There will be four stages – main stage, amphitheatre stage, stone circle, and homegrown stage which will showcase local, emerging musicians. The festival will also offer a variety of entertaining family activities, including a scavenger hunt through the grounds, games, workshops, vintage cars, and American food trucks and bars.
Please visit americanmuseum.org/americanafest/ for more information.
American folk duo weaving banjo, guitar, mandolin & bouzouki with tender vocal harmonies and enchanted stories of old and new.
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If there's a lot of half-finished, semi-fulfilled, vaguely unsatisfying music around these days - songs that say nothing to you about your life - then maybe it's because the people who make it haven't lived much of a life themselves. Not so in the case of Robert Vincent, the searingly honest Liverpool singer-songwriter whose mix of folk, rock and country is like a Mersey Van Morrison or a Scouse Springsteen.
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The Magic Numbers
The Magic Numbers are a UK-based four-piece comprising two pairs of brothers and sisters (Romeo and Michele Stodart, Sean and Angela Gannon) who are known for their unique harmonies, melodic hooks, songwriting craftsmanship and their timeless sound. The band quickly shot to media attention after selling out London’s Kentish Town Forum solely on the strength of their loyal following, before the release of their self-titled 2005 debut album. This record was subsequently nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. 2018 saw the release of their fifth album 'Outsiders' and the band continue to perform magical live shows.
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Rolling Stone once declared Peter Bruntnell to be, “one of England's best kept musical secrets”. England has successfully managed to keep Peter Bruntnell a secret for all this time, even from itself. “Maybe this will be the album to finally give him the worldwide superstar recognition he deserves!”, enthused every other Peter Bruntnell album review from the last 20+ years, with an admirably unwavering optimism. “If we lived in a just world, Peter Bruntnell would by now be in the middle of his third or fourth global arena tour, his biggest worry working out how to courier his latest armful of Grammy awards back to the UK so his butler could have them installed in the west wing of mansion by the time he got home,” said a feature in The Guardian in 2016, intent on letting the cat out of the bag, but failing miserably. Needless to say, we don’t live in a just world and Peter Bruntnell is still having to get by without a butler. Although perhaps the curriculum is to blame for this failure to ignite mass awareness, with not one teacher in the past two decades known to have heeded the call from NME to teach Peter’s songs in schools. Peter’s new album, Journey To The Sun, will do little to dispel this fantasy of world domination, but it remains unlikely to become in any way a reality. He will remain the secret singer-songwriter, lauded by the likes of Kathleen Edwards, The Delines, Rumer, various members of R.E.M. and Son Volt.
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