@HighandLonesome – Leeds Americana Festival by @DeadYoung

Leeds based record label & promoters Dead Young proudly present the very first High & Lonesome festival, aiming to celebrate the influence of Americana in modern music.The one-day event held on Saturday 22nd November 2014, will incorporate Leeds’ finest independent venues: Holy Trinity Church, The Belgrave Music Hall, Oporto & Whitelocks.

High and Lonesome Festival

Here’s Miles Hillbillys (part of The Sea Whores) covering the Jimmy Reed track which inspired the festival name:

The event aims to showcase the most exciting new talent in the Americana genre alongside more established elements of the UK and international scenes. The line up reflects the many and varied forms Americana’s influence takes…

Featured Artists:
Patrick Wolf – The acclaimed musical child prodigy is the perfect embodiment of High & Lonesome, his genre spanning sound will reverberate around Trinity Church as a fitting climax to the day.
Rachel Sermanni – Italian heritage, hailing from the Highlands and influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan Rachel brings a unique voice, charm and take on Americana.
Misty Miller – The ukelele toting teen has grown up and found a new home amongst the likes of PJ Harvey as a killer songstress in her own right.
Ellen and the Escapades – Leeds’ darlings of the scene, wowing crowds everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to Pocklington.
Paul Thomas Saunders – Atmospheric dreamweaver and dark storyteller, once of Leeds College of Music, now of Atlantic Records, destined for greatness.
Serious Sam Barrett – The man they coined the word Yorkshirecana for, Leeds own guitar toting, skate boarding Americana wunderkind.
Farewell J.R – Haunting, winding vocals paired perfectly with incredible songs that hush and soar.
Ajimal – Beautiful, grandiose pop music causing quite a stir out of the North East of England.
Dracula Legs – Wild rock & roll, blues and more hailing from the great lakes of Canada, the mountains of Wales, the black country and… um… Essex.
Boss Caine – AKA GT Turbo, AKA Daniel Lucas, a one man journey through heartbreak & love of the road.
The Goat Roper Rodeo Band – Bluegrass from North Wales, a whirlwind of harmony, guitars and upright bass. Foot tapping-ly brilliant.
Hunting Bears – Leeds folk sextet. An ambitious group of songwriters, vocalists and multi instrumentalists coming together to create truly special music.
David J. Roch – South Yorkshire undertaker & balladeer, as dark and brooding as they come.
The Holcombe Family String Band – formally We Died at Sea, currently one of the most exciting new traditional acts coming out of West Yorkshire.
Charlie Stott – Young Londoner gifted with a voice to take you instantly to the very heart of American Roots Music.
John Joseph Brill – Soul searching, intense and dark rock from Liverpool/London
The Sea Whores – A collaboration between Leeds legends Hayley Gaftarnick & The Miles Hillbillies, think ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’ but by Tom Waits and Nancy Sinatra.
Cove Hithe – Young band from Suffolk who deal in phenomenal harmonies and gentle songwriting. Reminiscent of early Low Anthem & Fleet Foxes.
Avalon Peacock – Leeds via Nashville & New York, Sharon Van Etten meets Regina Spektor meets Martha Wainwright.

There will also be an extensive street food offering, a record fair, films, talks and more. Tickets are available now from Crash and Jumbo Records in Leeds, as well as online.

Follow @HighandLonesome, like Facebook.com/highandlonesome and visit the website: www.highandlonesome.co.uk

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