Roots in the Round
Exhilarating Nashville style Songwriters Circle, with some of UK’s most exciting singer songwriters – Liverpool’s own award winning Robert Vincent, Scotland’s finest in Dean Owens and the hotly tipped The Black Feathers. Upliftingly melancholic songs, laced with rootsy Americana, country, blues and harmonies that will raise the hairs on your arms and warm the coals in your gut.
Award winning singer/songwriter from Liverpool, continuing that city’s notable reputation for producing great songwriters and performers. Robert was voted one the top 20 acts at the 2016 Americanafest Nashville, courtesy of Rolling Stone. He was also the recipient of the inaugural ‘Emerging Artist’ UK Americana Music Award – personally selected by legendary BBC Radio DJ Bob Harris.
Robert’s recent album I’ll Make The Most Of My Sins (At The Helm Records) is a record that totally embraces the varied influences that make up the ‘Americana’ genre, from Emmylou to Waylon Jennings to Pink Floyd.
“The real deal” – Bob Harris
“Live, he is a colossus” – Liverpool Sound and Vision
Dean Owens is one Scotland’s finest singer/songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skillfully crafted stories and earworm inducing melodies, he is a compelling and engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. He can rock up a storm, with subtle flashes of roots and twang, and break your heart with the next inflection.
In September 2017 he became the first Scottish musician to be officially invited to showcase at the prestigious Americanafest in Nashville.
Southern Wind – his 7th solo album – is scheduled for release in Feb 2018, on At The Helm Records.
“Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer songwriter” – Irvine Welsh
“One of Scotland’s best troubadours… fabulous” Bob Harris
The Black Feathers
The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents.
Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.
“Mesmerising and stunning in equal measure…” FATEA
DOORS – 7:30pm | SHOW STARTS – 8pm
The Live Lounge is a standing venue with some unreserved seating. Seating is not guaranteed and may not be available for all shows. If you have a disability and need a seat please get in touch with us in advance to make arrangements!