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MARK MORRIS' BLUETONES ACOUSTIC
Touring 21st October - 20th December 2022
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“Spellbinding; passionate, humorous and open – the sound of a singer who could take on the world.”– On-Magazine.

With their full band The Bluetones taking a 2022 hiatus from live performances, singer Mark Morriss and his Bluetones partner in crime, Adam Devlin, are taking their ‘Bluetones Acoustic’ set out on the road later this year for a Winter run of dates. A 90 minute run through of Bluetones classics such as ‘Slight Return’, the tour will be the one and only chance for fans to let their hair down to the Bluetones back catalogue live this year, and will no doubt be a popular ticket. A prolific live performer, Mark is also available for solo bookings as well.

Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com


AFLA SACKEY & AFRIK BAWANTU
Touring February - March 2023
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"The stunningly international 10-piece band take traditional Ghanaian music and scorching Afro-beat grooves and give them a funky fusion twist."
- TIME OUT

AS&AB have announced plans for a UK tour in February and March 2023. Available up to a nine piece the band perform an irresistible mix of Ghanaian highlife, funk and jazz. The result is effervescent, joyous, dance rhythms that have audiences on their feet. Wherever the play Afrik Bawantu bring the sunshine with them!

Enquiries: stuart.hardy@stradamusic.com


DAVID FORD & ANNIE DRESSNER
Touring 1st - 12th March 2023
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“Ford writes with genuine depth and striking authority.” Rolling Stone

David Ford and Annie Dressner began their musical alliance in early 2022. But listening to the blend of their voices and their timeless songwriting, you’d be forgiven for thinking they had been making music together forever. In truth Annie and David became friends in January, while playing on the same bill at a couple of gigs in the freezing North of England. Initially sitting in for a song or two in each other’s set, these brief moments of collaboration became a highlight of the show. Two weeks later, they had written and recorded their debut release, naming it 48 hours in honour of the two-day burst of creativity during which most of the material was written.

Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com


LE VENT DU NORD (Québec)
Touring 
 19th - 30th May 2023 | 29th July - 8th August 2023 + Festivals 2023

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Quote:  “Catch them while you can. UK festival bookers would do well to snap them up” Propaganda Magazine 

Le Vent du Nord are one of the leading names in Québécois folk music performing original songs inspired by their tradition – a truly fabulous sound!  2022 sees them celebrating 20 years on the road. As an amazing live performance quintet they continue to explore new sounds with stunning vocal arrangements. On stage these 5 friends creating intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking directions. 

Enquiries: chris.wade@stradamusic.com


SAM KELLY & JAMIE FRANCIS
Touring 24th May - 9th June 2023
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“Really fabulous stuff” - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Having already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, it’s hard to believe that young Bristol-based folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for a few years. With folk luminaries such as Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, and Cara Dillon waxing lyrical about Sam’s live set, it seemed fitting when he was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

From the duo show, expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals. This is not a show to be missed.

Enquiries: polly.bolton@stradamusic.com


JIM GHEDI
Touring UK & Ireland 13th - 29th April 2023
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“Melodically sublime… although Ghedi’s music is infused with tradition, it’s very much experiencing the present” - 
MOJO ★★★★☆ 

Jim Ghedi hails from the South Yorkshire hills and although clearly well versed in the history of British folk music, he stands out as a potential torch bearer for a new generation of respectful yet experimental performers. Whilst Ghedi’s previous idiosyncratic take on folk has often been instrumental, his new album ‘In The Furrows Of Common Place’ is a deeper plunge inside himself to offer up more of his voice to accompany his profoundly unique and moving compositions. Jim has received BBC 2 play from Mark Radcliffe, BBC 6 Music airplay from Gideon Coe, Cerys Matthews and Elizabeth Alker and BBC 3 play from Verity Sharp.

Enquiries: james.nicholls@stradamusic.com


MARTIN STEPHENSON & THE DAINTEES
Touring 2nd November - 10th December 2022
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 “… builds bridges between love and hate, between cradle and grave, between folk and pop, between past and present.” – NME

Martin Stephenson & The Daintees will be touring their new album later this year with a run of winter dates to showcase it. The Daintees released four critically acclaimed albums between 1986 & 1992; Boat To Bolivia, Gladsome Humour and Blue, Salutation Road, and The Boys Heart, and Martin has since kept himself in the public eye through a combination of extensive live work and a multitude of self-financed solo albums. 2000 saw the reformation of the Daintees, and to this day Martin splits his time between solo and small collaborative projects with band albums and annual celebratory Daintees UK tours.

Martin is also taking bookings for his solo shows, with Rupert Hughes (acoustic guitar) & Niles Kreiger (fiddle and mandolin) as The Good Will Trio, and as a stripped back Daintees show with Gary Dunn (guitar) and Finn McArdle (percussion) as The Daintees Trio.
 
Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com


POLLY PAULUSMA
Touring 20th October - 10th November 2022
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“…the finest young British female singer-songwriter to emerge over the last 12 months”  UNCUT Magazine

Polly Paulusma follows up her critically-acclaimed 2021 album ‘Invisible Music’ with ‘The Pivot On Which The World Turns’ (Wild Sound/OLI 2022), affectionately shortened to ‘Pivot’. The album marks a return to her singular brand of insightful songs that, in their subject matter, roam around the badlands of love, sex and parenthood, death and grief, failure and success, violence and healing. 

’Pivot’ is the fifth studio album — and the ninth release — from this growing indie-folk legend, whose thought-provoking albums since 2004’s ’Scissors In My Pocket’ (OLI 2004) have earned her plaudits from international champions as far flung as Nic Harcourt at KCRW in LA and Michele Manzotti in Italy — as well as homegrown accolades from Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) and The Guardian.
 
Polly takes the album on the road from late October into November, and we are booking now.


Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com

BARBARA DICKSON WITH NICK HOLLAND
Touring 8th - 29th June 2023 | Summer Festivals 2023
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“Scotland's best-selling female singer in terms of the numbers of hit chart singles and albums she has achieved in the UK since 1976”.  The Scotsman

In this special acoustic performance, Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits. In this, she plays guitar and piano, and Nick on keyboards and adds harmonies to Barbara’s own wonderful vocals. 

“It’s a different experience to working with the bigger band” says Barbara, “but just as enjoyable and gives the music breathing space”

Enquiries: chris.wade@stradamusic.com

ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM
Touring 9th - 25th March 2023
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“Together they are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”.  Glasgow Herald

Aly was a founder member of the ‘Boys of the Lough’ and his passionate fiddle playing has also found its way onto recordings by the likes of Eddi Reader and Richard Thompson. He launched ‘The Transatlantic Sessions’ TV series in which both he and Phil continue to feature. Accordion player Phil has been named as one of Scotland’s 25 most influential people and his mastery of the instrument has led to him working with the likes of Mark Knopfler, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash and Midge Ure.

Enquiries: chris.wade@stradamusic.com


THE OFTEN HERD 
Touring 1st - 25th March 2023 
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“A study in virtuosity from a supremely talented group of musicians.” - NARC

Bluegrass band The Often Herd transcend the traditional boundaries of the genre. Although they might resemble an American string band, complete with driving energy, tight vocal harmonies and dazzling instrumental interplay, their vibrant, transatlantic sound is deeply coloured by their surroundings; the striking natural and industrial landscapes of Northern England. This unique approach won them the title of “Best European Bluegrass Band 2018” at the prestigious La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France.
The band were selected to showcase at this years IBMA Bluegrass Ramble and have showcased in the past at AmericanaFest UK. Their debut album 'Where The Big Lamp Shines' is out next month.

Enquiries: james.nicholls@stradamusic.com


MITRA
Touring July 2022
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“The most exciting and creative blues innovation I have heard in years!” 
- David Freeman Jazz FM

Michael Messer’s unique cultural mash up Mitra hits the UK road in July. Featuring Michael Messer on vocals, slide and lap steel guitars, Manish Pingle on Hindustani slide guitar (Mohan Veena) and Gurdain Singh Rayatt on table. Mitra combines delta blues with Indian classical vibes to create something new and unique, crossing boundaries between blues, world and folk genres.

Enquiries: stuart.hardy@stradamusic.com


JESSE TERRY (US)
Touring UK & Ireland 1st - 29th May 2023
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  "It is easy to compare Terry’s heritage and storytelling to that of Jackson Browne, James Taylor or Bruce Springsteen. A symphonic delight for the heart and soul." - Americana UK 9/10 

Whatever magic potion the troubadours in Laurel Canyon were sipping on in 1971, Jesse Terry has managed to track it down and take a deep gulp.
Now on his seventh album, When We Wander, Terry performs his beautifully crafted songs to around 150 audiences a year and (in the words of Music News Nashville)
"bring[s] to mind iconic artist/poets like Paul Simon and Jackson Browne.... [with] a performance that touches the heart like only a whisper can."

Enquiries: james.nicholls@stradamusic.com


DENNY NEWMAN & FRENDS
Touring September - October 2022

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“Newman is undoubtedly British blues best kept secret.” - Blues.GR

Having had sell out shows in April/May in both the UK and Germany British blues “best kept secret” plans to return to the UK in September with his all star band.  Prolific songwriter Denny has a huge back catalogue and continues to write powerful, commercial blues music of the highest quality. His band combines the talents of some of the UK finest blues musicians in an unforgettable show.

Enquiries: stuart.hardy@stradamusic.com


FISHCLAW
New Signing
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“Fishclaw are a joy to behold - their music sucks you in and makes anything else you are doing irrelevant.”  - Richard Haugh, BBC Introducing

Essex and Suffolk based alternative folk outfit Fishclaw have signed to Strada Music. Established for ten years Fishclaw feature an eclectic combination of musicians blending elements of both traditional and modern folk styling with technology. Influences of dance and trance, and a dark overtone make Fishclaw compelling and starkly original.

Enquiries: stuart.hardy@stradamusic.com 


LAUREN HOUSLEY
Congratulations to Lauren & Tom
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We are happy to send our collective congratulations to Lauren Housley & Tom Dibb who announced the arrival of their 2nd child together earlier this month. Josephine, little sister to Noah, melted their hearts, and will no doubt continue to do so. Lovely news.

“A wonderful emerging Americana act, I really love her music” Bob Harris

Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com


SAUTIKANO
SautiKano unveils first ever single Nera!
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SautiKano, UK based Afro-Folk band, are thrilled to announce their first single ‘Nera’ was released Friday 13th May. 

Their first single – ‘NERA’ (translation: Uncle) tells the poignant story of growing up in Northern Uganda, with uncaring distant relatives and wishing you could have the love and security of Mum and Dad.

This is a tale of displacement, resilience, survival, tragedy and the healing power of music...

Enquiries: daisy.gilham@stradamusic.com


KATY HURT
‘Wish I Could Give You Up’ goes No1 in the Country Charts.
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“Just beautiful… just wonderful”. Geoff Lloyd, BBC Radio 5

Having released new single Wish I Could Give You Up last week, Katy Hurt was delighted to see the single hit the No 1 spot in the itunes Country Charts two days later. The single precedes a busy summer of festivals for Katy starting with Bearded Theory this weekend and Beardy Festival in June. 

Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com


MIK ARTISTIK'S EGO TRIP
Iggy Pop’s World premiere of ‘Glastonbury Song’
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“Best live band I have seen all summer”  Gideon Coe

Rock icon Iggy Pop has a guilty pleasure, and the guilty pleasure is our very own Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip. Having nominated Mik’s anthemic ‘Sweet Leaf of the North’ as his favourite song of the Noughties decade, on Saturday May 29th he has the World exclusive first play of the band’s brand new single ‘Glastonbury Song’, a song that details the journey Mik and the band have taken in a festival they have been booked for the last 14 events, and a festival where Mik has performed over 150 sets! No one has performed more at Worthy Farm than Mik! Mik, seen here at Glastonbury 2019 will be performing 7 sets at this year festival next month.

Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com


THE CHAPIN SISTERS
The Chapin Sisters first UK tour since 2015
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“Compelling, lovely, stirring, and tantalisingly close to beauty” – The New York Times

Sisters Abi & Lily Chapin bring their ‘blood harmonies’ back to our shores later this year for a run of 12 UK dates at the end of late July/early August. Carrying on the proud musical family legacy of Father Tom Chapin, a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, legendary late Uncle Harry Chapin, a musical artist and activist best known for his 1974 No 1 hit ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’, and Grandfather Jim Chapin, an esteemed jazz drummer and author of seminal drum instructional books, Abi & Lily move seamlessly between their own deftly crafted songs, familiar country classics, pop covers and traditional folk.

Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com

AVAILABLE ARTISTS ON OUR ROSTER
 

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham 
9th - 25th March 2023

Annie Dressner (USA)
3rd  - 25th September 2022 + Summer Festivals 2022

Annie Keating (USA) 
20th September - 9th October 2022

Before Breakfast  
14th September - 20th October 2022 + Festivals 2023

Ben Caplan (Canada)  
17th - 28th August + Summer Festivals 2022

Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland 
4th - 20th November 2022 | 8th - 29th June 2023 | Festivals 2023

The Chapin Sisters (USA)
20th July - 5th August 2022

David Ford & Annie Dressner 
1st - 12th March 2023

Dustbowl Revival (USA)
28th July - 3rd August 2022

Dan Walsh
1st - 16th February 2023 

Dan Walsh & Brooks Williams 
16th - 30th November 2022 | 1st - 22nd May 2023 

The Fugitives 
July 2022  + Festivals 2023

Jim Ghedi 
13th - 29th April 2023 + Festivals 2023

Jon Gomm
Summer festivals & Ireland 2022

Holy Moly and The Crackers
April 2023

The Jive Aces
June - Sept Festivals 2022

Juan Martin
October & September 2022

Jesse Terry
1st - 29th May 2023 + Festivals 2023

Katy Hurt (Band)  
October & November 2022

Lauren Housley (Band)  
Summer festivals and October - November 2022

Lindisfarne 
4th - 7th Jan | 17th - 19th Feb | 31st Mar - 7th Apr | 26th May - 3rd Jun | 21st Jul - 31st Aug 2023

Martin Taylor & Ulf Wakenius
October 2023

Martin Taylor solo
May 2023

Me and My Friends
Summer Festivals 2022

Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip
October, November, December & Festivals 2022

The Often Herd 
1st - 25th March 2023  + Festivals 2023

Peatbog Faeries (Scotland)
5th - 17th October 2022

Polly Paulusma 
Summer Festivals 2022 | New album tour October 2022

Rum Buffalo 
1st September - 1st October 2022  + Festivals 2023

Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis
24th May - 9th June 2023

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
December 2023

SautiKano
Summer 2022  + Festivals 2023

Tempo Feliz
Festivals 2023

Le Vent Du Nord (Québec)
19th - 30th May 2023 | 29th July - 8th August 2023

Yves Lambert Trio  (Québec)  
31st July - 7th August 2022

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