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In putting together the new #steveandbensomers album we decided to record dad’s song #takethemoneyandrun , it was written before I was born!. Amazing playing with the family @robupdegraff & @wesleygibbens Always a pleasure working with our good friend @jbwolfypilon at @buffalorecordingstudio , great live room, wicked gear. We’re playing @harrisonpub all day folk fest on October 21st. @ukcountrynews @countrybloguk #newmusic #steveandbensomerscountryband #nashvilletolondon #londongigs
Very occasionally, without any prompting, someone writes about your music in a way that you always hoped. Thanks to Danny Neill at Folk Radio UK for a lovely review.
My favourite quote from the review:
“Well, the cover images show him to be a heads up, can-do sort of chap. The kind of house guest who wouldn’t mind helping with the washing up.”
Today is the release of my new live album. The album features my brothers in music Evan Davies on mandolin, Dorian Ricaux on guitar and Marius Pibarot on fiddle. The album was recorded live at De Melkbus in Dordrecht in The Netherlands by the brilliant Marc Burger .
We’ve got a few gigs coming up over the next few months. February 2nd at The North Nineteen in Archway, London, February 3rd at London Remixed Festival.
You can find the album here
We’ve got some great gigs coming up around the UK over the next couple of months. On October 28th we’ll be at The Louis Marchesi in Norwich (tickets available here). The evening has been organised by the great duo Zuppardi & Clark who’ll be opening up for us. On November 2nd we’ll be playing the renowned Kansas Smitty’s in London (tickets available here). December 16th we’ll be in Portsmouth for Square Roots Christmas Bash at The Square Tower, tickets available here
We’ll be getting together to trek across Europe once more beginning in London on September 30th at The Green Note . We’ll then be heading over to The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain. Catch us at one of the gigs listed below.
30th – The Green Note. Camden, London
3rd – Matrix . Rotterdam, Netherlands.
4th – Dordrecht, Netherlands
5th – Gitanes. Antwerp, Belgium.
6th – Cowboy Up Steakhouse Waardamme, Belgium.
8th – La Peniche Anako Paris, France. (6pm show)
9th – Cevennes TBC
10 – TBC
11 – Le Trinque Fougasse Montpellier, France.
12th – La Sonora de Gràcia Barcelona, Spain.
13th – El Barn D’en Greg Rubi (nr Barcelona), Spain.
14th – Toulouse TBC
This tune (by me) is the final video from our shoot with Bobby Williams. We’ll be at The Green Note in Camden on June 17th 2017.