Jon Dee Graham & William Harries-Graham
  • Jon Dee Graham & William Harries-Graham

  • Saturday 2nd June 2018, 7:30pm

  • Venue: Dusty Knuckle Pizza
  • Prices:
    • £8 in advance
  • Tickets: On Sale Buy tickets with WeGotTickets
  • About the Artist:

Dusty Knuckle Pizza, The Printhaus,70a Llandaff Road,Cardiff.

Jon Dee Graham & William Harries-Graham

Graham’s ability to land his punches comes not only from his prowess as a lyricist, but also from his inventiveness as a guitarist. Graham has been making mighty noises issue from his guitar since he joined, in 1979 at age 20, the pioneering Austin punk band the Skunks. The next two decades led Graham through stints with the True Believers and in the touring bands of X founder John Doe and Austin songwriter Kelly Willis. Graham also lent his guitar chops to records by the Silos, the Gourds, his former True Believers bandmate Alejandro Escovedo and the masterful Texas songwriter James McMurtry. But it wasn’t until 1997, with the release of his first solo album, “Escape From Monster Island,” that Graham showed himself to be that rarest of musical combinations: an ace guitar player and master songwriter in the same body.

The three-time inductee into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and with 10 albums to his name Jon Dee continues holding down his remarkable 17-year Wednesday night residency at Austin’s Continental Club, a gig he typically shares with James McMurtry. The two writers are more-or-less lovable curmudgeons who seem ideally suited to share that legendary stage.

Jon Dee will be performing with his son William Harries Graham whom also has an album out with the German Blue Rose records. Wired Magazine's listed William as one of “World’s Top Changing Innovator's: 50 People Who Will Change the World." William's music defies the contemporary labels, it is independent in spirit, American, but not Americana, a gorgeous and layered piece of work, which combines intelligent lyrics and powerful poetic imagery with a dreamlike wash of guitars and vocals, running down everything from glorious anthems to the most delicate weepers. Americana UK wrote that his debut "positions him towards the experimental end of Americana with copious nods towards the music that was called indie-rock. He has an aesthetic built around loud guitars, an ear for melody, a fondness for messing with time signatures, and if this record is any indication, a massive future. Music critic Tim Stegall noted William's "protean talent," saying that his sound is "as if sound poet Brion Gysin had diced up a My Bloody Valentine record and one by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, then almost randomly reassembled the pieces." William has showcased at SXSW, Folk Alliance International, and headlined the Kerrville Fall Festival.

  • "Jon Dee Graham is the Titan of American songwriters." – Jason Isbell (Drive-By Truckers)

www.jondeegraham.com

www.williamharriesgraham.com

The Danberrys
  • The Danberrys

  • Saturday 30th June 2018, 7:30pm

  • Venue: Chapter Arts Centre
  • Prices:
    • £8 in advance
  • Tickets: On Sale Buy tickets with WeGotTickets
  • About the Artist:

Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff

The Danberrys

One of the hottest acts to emerge from the gutsier underbelly of Nashville’s music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have been building a sizeable fan base on both sides of the Atlantic.

Superlative musicians and vocalists, they return to these shores after a triumphant visit in 2017, as one of the main acts for this year’s Maverick Americana Festival in Suffolk.

The Danberrys have won various awards and nominations for Best Americana Album. Their most recent release created quite an impact, attracting glowing praise from the critics, such as:

  • “Wonderful” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
  • “The sweetest harmonies you ever heard this side of The Everly Brothers” – RnR magazine
  • “A gift – and you should accept it with open ears” – Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK
www.thedanberrys.com

  • Times stated are the earliest opportunity we can give access to the venue. Live music typically starts 30-45mins after the door open time.
  • Availability of on the door tickets can not be guaranteed and will be sold on a first come, first served basis

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