The Extreme Americana Highland Adventure
Strutt and Stumble around the Highlands with Nels Andrews AJ Roach and Ian Parks, July 31 to the 13th August for our Highland Musical Adventure.
Join us for two world class Festivals, a Bar B Q on the banks of The River Ness, take a sea voyage to the off the grid west coast community of Scoraig for the Biscuit and Gravy House Concert, taste whiskey at Carbost on the beautiful Isle Skye, the home of Talasker, and taste Farquar MacDonald’s raging Sunday afternoon session at the Edinbain Inn on Skye, and Climb The Black Cuillin. Visit Scotland’s Village of Music and the home of the Medicine Show Ullapool, while bagging some Munroe’s around Coigach and Assynt mountain ranges, take in a concert in a Light House (or climb the 500 foot cliffs it stands on at Dunnett Head ) on the most northerly point on mainland Britain, then maybe surf on Dunnet Head Beach the British venue of our surfing World Championship heats. and perhaps have a more relaxing coffee at the Coffee Shop Sessions in the Highland Victorian Spa Village of Strathpeffer, or take a mountain bike around the foot hills of Ben Wivis, the next day you are invited to climb our highest Mountain Ben Nevis, then take part in the Nevis Radio Medicine Show, and if you have any energy left, on the last day of the tour, enjoy the Cairngorms in all their glory before the finale show in Aviemore. Oh and just maybe take in a few concerts along the trail with The Medicine Show on The Road and Nels Andrews AJ Roach and Ian Parks, who will I’m sure be joining you for those shows and the Whiskey Tasting in Carbost
It all starts here with
The Medicine Show Tartan Heart Fringe Bar B Q is traditionaly the weekend before Belladrum and heralds the start of Belladrum Week.
This year with Strut and Stumble Tour Nels Andrews AJ Roach and Ian Parks Click Here form more info
More acts to be announced for main stage
Emma Shearers Open Mic Sessions
Guess the doll’s birthday
Guess how many sweets in the jar
Guess the teddy’s name
Home baking stall
Vintage and curiosity stall
Homemade lemonade stall
Wristbands for the campaign
There will be FANTASTIC prizes to win including a large selection of exquisite malt whisky including an extravagant 30 year Malt!
This year all money collected will be in aid of http://www.letmestay.co.uk/
The Medicine Show is touring three leading americana amigos as part of Tartan Heart Fringe this year, (calling in at Southern Fried Festival Perth too) Three of my favourite artists as well as favourite people and going to some of my favourite places.
As A.J. might put it “Not Too Shabby”!
Years in the making and scheduled for late July / early August 2010, The Strut & Stumble Tour, will find Nels Andrews A. J. Roach and Ian Thomas Parks travelling and performing together throughout the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The three are close friends and while they have often toured together in pairs, this will be the first ever tour featuring all three of these masterful songwriters.
Nels Andrews was born on a US Naval base in Oakland, CA. As a child Nels lived a nomadic life, moving to a new town whenever his father, a US Naval Officer, received a new station. This state of constant movement instilled in Nels a wanderlust that has had a big impact on his adult life. As a young adult Nels worked several seasons — both in the canneries and on boats — in Alaska’s commercial fishing industry. Later he tried his hand at tree planting in the Black Hills of South Dakota and still later at furniture building in the mountains of New Mexico. Now living in Brooklyn, NY, Nels’ musical catalog is overflowing with sketches of the people and places that he has encountered throughout his wanderings. His songs have won prestigious awards from The Kerrville Folk, Telluride, and Mountainstage Newsong festivals, and read like a cultural history of America’s downtrodden and disenfranchised. These tales haven’t gone unnoticed either. Aside from the aforementioned awards, Nels also held the 1 spot on the Euro-Americana Album Chart for 3 straight months.
A. J. Roach was born and raised in Scott County, Virginia — The cultural and geographical epicenter of America’s Appalachian Mountain Range, and the birthplace of American country music. Since leaving home at the age of 17, A. J. has travelled the world writing, recording and performing his music. This relentless touring schedule has paid off. In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Award. His second full length album reached the 1 spot on both the European-Americana chart in Europe and the Folk and Roots chart in America. In addition, A. J. has had a number of his songs featured in American film and television. As great as the recordings are, nothing compares to seeing A. J. in a live setting. His performances are so powerful that it is commonplace for audience members to be moved to tears. The Glasgow Herald had this to say about one of Roach’s recent performances: “Roach took the audience packed into the estimable Fallen Angels Club, on a backwoods travelogue that was virtually a masterclass in illustrating how much sophistication goes into creating so-called primitive music.”
Ian Thomas Parks originally hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He left at age 16 and struck out on his own to San Francisco where he was a driving force behind that city’s underground music scene in the mid-90s. He was a founding member of The Rosemarys, who along with The Brian Jonestown Massacre were among the most popular bands in San Francisco’s mid-90s underground dreampop scene. At the turn of the century Ian relocated to Seattle, Washington where he formed the band, An American Starlet. This project moved away from the ‘shoegazing’ sound of The Rosemarys and effortlessly blended 50s rock’n’ roll, 60s folk and 90s grunge with American roots music. The result, ‘The Dutchess of Hazard’, was stunning and the band soon found themselves charting in the top 15 of both the Americana and the Folk and Roots charts and playing festivals across America. Ian now lives in Los Angeles where he spends his time producing and engineering records in his Frogtown studio. In fact, he produced and engineered A. J.’s latest record ‘Revelation’.
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Saturday 31st July Inverness Tartan Heart Fringe Charity Bar Bee Q (afternoon)
The Maple Court Hotel, 12 Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3 5SQ
Email: email@example.com ~ Tel: +44 (0)1463-230330 ~ Fax: +44 (0)1463-237700
Sunday 1st August Southern Fried Festival (afternoon) 3pm
with Rachel Harrington with Rod Clements
£8; concessions/festival pass £6
Salutation Hotel Perth
34 South Street
Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5
01738 630 066
Sunday 1st August Dunnett Head Light House Make Shift Theatre House Concert
QPO Productions (evening)
The Lighthouse Cottage
Monday 2nd Strathpeffer Coffee Shop Sessions
Coffee Shop Cromarty Buildings
Scotland IV14 9dg
Tuesday 3rd John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy House Concert
Wednesday 4th Hootananny Inverness Grass Roots at Hoots Medicine Show pre Bella Bash
67 Church Street
Thursday Friday Saturday 7 August Belladrum Festival
Grass Roots Stage
Sunday 8th August Edinbain Hotel Isle Of Skye Afternoon session evening concert
The Edinbane Hotel
Monday 9th August The Old Inn Carbost Skye
Telephone number: +44 (0)1478 640205
Web address: http://www.carbost.f9.co.uk
Address: The old Inn
Isle of Skye
Tuesday 10 Ullapool LBFM Radio show and Argyll Hotel
LBFM Medicine Show Radio 7pm
Argyll Hotel Tuesday Night Medicine Show Concert 9pm
The Argyll Hotel
18 Argyll Street
Scotland IV26 2UB
TEL: +44 (0)1854 612422
FAX: +44 (0)1854 612522
Wednesday 11 The Nevis Radio Medicine Show .
Live in studio Concert Health and Happiness Hour
Thursday 12th The Old Bridge Inn Aviemore
The Old Bridge Inn
Tel: +44 (0)1479 811137
Strut and Stumble Spotify playlist click here