The Hen & Chicken, 210 North St, Bristol, BS3 1JF
Doors 7.30 for 8.15pm start
£11/£9 (OAP’s/students) Acoustic / Americana
Thursday 3 July
This young lady has captured a growing number of fans over the few earlier visits to the UK. Along with husband Rich Bennett, her engaging take on Americana & Folk music, allied to a wonderfully natural humour has endeared her to all that have heard her amazing voice.
This time over she is in the UK for three weeks, culminating in an appearance at The Maverick Music Festival
“She defies categorisation by combining the retro twang of an ‘Absolute Torch’ era K.D Lang and the folkabilly narrative of Nanci Griffith with a dose of American noir a la ‘The Handsome Family’.” ~ Country Music People
From New York, Rebecca Pronsky is a born and raised Brooklyn-ite whose music is “as urban as it is rural, not afraid to be sophisticated” (Maverick). Her songs are gritty and dark, layered and dreamy, bravely disobeying the usual conventions of the Americana genre. She “sounds like The Smiths relocated to Nashville” (Northern Sky) and “her voice conveys the wisdom of experience…over a wash of noirishly twangy guitars” (NPR).
Rebecca and Rich are a touring team who have graced the stage internationally at clubs and festivals. Some highlights of nearly a decade of touring together include playing Paradiso (Amsterdam), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (US), Celtic Connections (UK), being featured NPR’s Song of the Day, and sharing the stage with Shawn Colvin, Freedy Johnston, Patty Larkin, Peter Case, Josh Ritter, Loudon Wainwright III, Amy Rigby, Wreckless Eric, and Steve Forbert.
Rebecca’s newest record Only Daughter is her third release on Austin, TX label Nine Mile Records. Only Daughter received 4 star reviews in several publications including the UK’s Daily Telegraph which also named it a Top Ten Country Album of 2013.
“…she has hit the mark again with Only Daughter. Pronsky has a voice that’s full of character, sensitive and rich, and her songs — many of which have a rare modern quality of being short and sharp — are stimulating and catchy… a complex and enjoyable album.” ~ Daily Telegraph
Unique gig page & booking: http://jazzata.com/Gig46.html
Other tour dates include:
21 June DURHAM, UK Jumpin Hot Jamboree Festival tickets
23 June ULLAPOOL, UK – The Ceilidh Place w/ Findlay Napier 01854 612103
24 June KILBARCHAN, UK – The Old Library w/ Findlay Napier 01505 706070
25 June EDINBURGH, UK – House Concert w/ Findlay Napier for tickets and info: email firstname.lastname@example.org
26 June DUNDEE, UK – Clarks on Lindsay w/ Findlay Napier 01382 224925
27 June GLASGOW, UK – CCA Glasgow w/ Findlay Napier tickets
28 June SHAW (MANCHESTER), UK – Playhouse 2 tickets
29 June MANCHESTER, UK – The Bay Horse *afternoon Rich Bennett solo guitar show!
1 July BIRMINGHAM, UK – Kitchen Garden Cafe tickets
2 July LONDON, UK – What’s Cookin’ tickets @ door
3 July BRISTOL, UK – Hen & Chicken tickets
4 July LEIGH ON SEA, UK – Pink Flamingo at The Ship free entry
5 July SUFFOLK, UK – Maverick Festival 2014 tickets