James Walbourne headlines four warm-up dates for Truck Festival, playing with Dreaming Spires and Two Fingers Of Firewater.
Monday 4th July, London @ The Lexington
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Tuesday 5th July, Reading @ South St Arts Centre
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Thursday 7th July, Brighton @ The Prince Albert
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Friday 8th July, Guildford @ The Boileroom
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Truck Festival in rural Oxfordshire has developed a reputation as one of the country’s finest independent festivals with its own unique personality. Prior to this year’s hotly anticipated festival, they have found time to tour a fantastic triple bill of UK based Americana acts.
Heading the bill is acclaimed guitarist and songwriter James Walbourne, who is signed to the ever brilliant Heavenly Records. Having played guitar with, and for, the likes of Peter Bruntnell, Son Volt, The Pogues and The Pretenders, James released his debut album to wide acclaim.
Impecable support comes from Two Fingers of Firewater, who prove that there is a place for trombone in rock’n’roll with their catchy tunes and summer pop harmonies with a variety of influences from Big Star to Yo La Tengo. According to AmericanaUK’s review of their new album ‘Songs To Listen To’ TFOF have suddenly mutated from a relatively simple roots band, into a machine that captures ears. New elements have sprouted, there’s more rock, more pop, more orchestral moments, more of everything.
Whilst Dreaming Spires are only a few gigs old but already have the sound of a classic band; hardly surprising when you consider that brothers Robin & Joe have shared the stage with The Flaming Lips, Elbow, Mercury Rev and even jammed with heroes such as Garth Hudson of The Band and Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, as members of Goldrush and Danny & the Champions of the World.