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15th September 2021

TONSTARTSSBANDHT

Andy & Edwin White, otherwise known as the psych duo, Tonstartssbandht, embark upon a tour of the U.S. at the end of October that will take them right through November. Dates are:

10th September 2021

TROY REDFERN

UK’s ‘King of Slide Guitar’ as he’s been dubbed, Troy Redfern, today releases ‘Stone,’ the fourth single from his critically acclaimed new album, ‘The Fire Cosmic.’

In his own words, ‘Stone,‘ is “…an Appalachian style roots rocker that builds into a stratospheric anthem, and features a slide guitar solo that stretches out across vast sonic horizons.”

Troy will be on the road September through October, initially with Robert Jon & The Wreck, then The Quireboys. Dates and tickets can be obtained via the Troy Redfern site.

4th September 2021

RORY GALLAGHER

(Photo: Barry Wentzell)

Rory Gallagher was recently voted voted Ireland’s Greatest Music Artist by the listeners of Dublin’s national independent radio station, Newstalk. Rory topped the list, beating U2, Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison and Christy Moore.

The recognition comes fifty years after the release of his first solo album (can it really be forty-seven years since I myself bought a copy?!) and to mark the event, a ‘special edition, ‘ deluxe, 5-CD 50th Anniversary Box Set was released yesterday.

The set includes a brand-new mix of the original album, 30 previously unreleased outtakes and alternate takes, a six-song 1971 BBC Radio John Peel Sunday Concert, plus four 1971 BBC Radio Sounds of the Seventies session tracks, all mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

Also included, a previously unreleased 50-minute DVD of Rory’s first-ever solo concert which was filmed in Paris, for the “Pop Deux” TV show.

1971 was a huge year for Rory, breaking out on his own having previously played to great acclaim with the band Taste.

He is still considered to have performed one of the greatest sets at the historic Reading Festival when it first launched 50 years ago in the summer of 1971.

On Thursday August 26thThe Museum of Reading will launch a major exhibition entitled “The 1971 Reading Festival: For the First Time.” The exhibition takes its title from Rory Gallagher’s 1971 song, “For the Last Time”.

‘“Through the generous support of the Rory Gallagher Estate, various items from Rory’s archive will be presented for the first time in a UK public museum, including Rory’s 1966 Fender Telecaster, his Vox AC30 amplifier and other items that Rory played at the festival 50 years ago.”

Curated by rock photographer Jill Furmanovsky, the exhibition tells the story of the first Reading Festival through rare and unseen photographs, posters, ephemera, and rock memorabilia, celebrating 50 years of The Reading Festival.  

For further info about the exhibition, visit the official Reading Festival exhibition website.

4th September 2021

ROBERT JON & THE WRECK

Southern rockers, Robert Jon & The Wreck tour their new album ‘Shine A Light On Me Brother’ around UK at the end of the month. Support will be provided by Troy Redfern, who has been dubbed Britain’s King of Slide Guitar.’

Tickets from here and here.

SITTINGBOURNE, THE BOURNE MUSIC CLUB
Friday 17 September 2021
CHESTER, LIVE ROOMS
Saturday 18 September 2021
LEEDS, BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB  
Sunday 19 September 2021
NEWCASTLE, THE CLUNY
Monday 20 September 2021
MANCHESTER, NIGHT & DAY
Tuesday 21st September 2021
NOTTINGHAM, THE BODEGA
Wednesday 22 September 2021
LONDON, THE 100 CLUB
Thursday 23 September 2021
EDINBURGH, VOODOO ROOMS
Friday 24 September 2021
ABERDEEN, CAFE DRUMMOND
Saturday 25 September 2021
HARTLEPOOL, SOUTH DURHAM STEEL WORKS CLUB
Sunday 26 September 2021


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