THE COAL PORTERS Saturday 12 September The Ent Shed
The Coal Porters claim to be the world’s first “alt-bluegrass” act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR’s Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2.
“With two critically acclaimed novellas to his name, Felice has an unabashedly literary sensibility and a particular knack for taking intimate personal narratives and widening them so they hint at the musical equivalent of the great American novel.”
RONNIE LANE, renowned for his part in both the Small Faces and the Faces, wrote some of the most heartfelt and haunting songs of the 60's and 70’s. Shunning commercial success he created and toured with his travelling circus, the Passing Show, and left a highly influential musical legacy. The aim is to create a show which celebrates the range of Ronnie's later music: and eventually be joined by numerous friends, to resurrect the Passing Show itself.