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SummerTyne Americana Festival: Martha Wainwright + Honky Tonk Angels + Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys + Larkin Poe + My Darling Clementine + Sam Amidon
SummerTyne Americana Festival offers a sizzling gumbo of American roots music - from fiery tex-mex to classic country and blues, the newest southern soul and Americana, then some down-home cajun and bluegrass.
Taking place on the south side of the River Tyne, in and around the iconic music venue The Sage Gateshead, it promises a selection of the best Americana music in one of the most stunning city locations in the world!
This event takes place at The Sage Gateshead, which has achieved Gold Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Daughter of musical legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, as well as the sister of Rufus Wainwright, Martha is now a highly regarded musician in her own right. This is due to the strength of her material, which is a fascinating mix of folk, rock, pop and more, all sung with her dramatic and extremely versatile voice.
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Named after the hit song by vintage country queen Kitty Wells, 'Honky Tonk Angels' is a special project created for SummerTyne. Fronted by Nashville country queen Elizabeth Cook, with Jan Howard as special guest - a long time member of the Grand Old Opry - and along with singers Brennen Leigh, Yolanda Quartey, Lou Dalgleish and Hannah Rickard; the group will celebrate the songs and lives of key country singers.
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Regarded by many as the best Cajun band in the world. They play sensational swamp-rock rhythms.
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Describing themselves as "roots-rock'n'soul", Atlanta GA roots group Larkin Poe are sister duo Rebecca & Megan Lovell, augmented by musicians, Robby Handley (bass, keys and harmony vocals), and Marlon Patton (drums & percussion). After years of being fercely independent, with five self-released EPs and touring for three years without label support, they eventually decided to sign with RH Music.
"Violins and mandolins have been laid down in favour of slick electric guitars, their snappy vignettes of tough love bristling with a Seventies classic pop rock sheen of sinuous riffs, snappy handclaps and cheeky call and response vocals" - The Telegraph.
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My Darling Clementine, Britain's most talked about country couple and the new darlings of Radio 2, with their country pop single '100,000 Words', is the combined talents of real life husband and wife team Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish.
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