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Donderdag/thursday 1 november 2018: Tim Easton (USA) @ 15u30/3.30pm (Singer – Songwriter)

Back for the second time at Cowboy Up, this singer songwriter from East Nashville.

*When the members of the Haynes Boys split to pursue individual projects, Easton recorded his 1998 debut album Special 20 on Heathen Records, a label launched by Easton and his manager Blake Squires. He subsequently relocated to California, and signed a deal with EMI Publishing and a record deal with New West Records. In 2001, he released The Truth About Us on which he was supported by Ken Coomer, John Sirratt, and Jay Bennett, all of Wilco. Released in 2003, Break Your Mother’s Heart featured Mike Campbell (guitar), Jim Keltner (drums), Jai Winding (piano), Greg Leisz (dobro), and Jilann O’Neill (backing vocals). Ammunition was released in 2006. Lucinda Williams and Tift Merritt contribited harmony vocals, and Gary Louris (the Jayhawks) produced three tracks. 2009 saw the release of Porcupine which featured Sam Brown (drums), Matt Surgeson (bass), and Kenny Vaughan (guitar). Since 1966 was a primarily solo acoustic album released in 2011 and featuring 11 previously unreleased songs. Also released in 2011, Beat the Band included Aaron Lee Tasjan (guitar and piano), Mark Stepro (drums), and Alex Livingstone (bass). In 2013, Easton released Not Cool which he began recording after he moved back to Nashville and was inspired by a show at Robert’s Western World. He described the album as “kind of a 50′s, Sun Studio thing, kind of a rock and roll thing.” For American Fork, released in 2016, Easton went into the studio with multi-instrumentalist and producer Patrick Damphier, who has worked with Jessica Lea Mayfield and The Mynabirds. The record was almost entirely recorded live with Jon Radford (drums), Michael Rinne (bass), Robbie Crowell (keyboards and horns), Russ Pahl (pedal steel), and Larissa Maestro (cello). Maestro, Megan Palmer, Ariel Bui, and Emma Berkey provided vocal harmonies.


Zaterdag/saturday 17 november 2018: The Henhouse Prowlers (USA) @ 21u30/9.30pm (Bluegrass)

Prowlers coming back home away from home for a killer show.

*On stage, the group’s enthralling performances give audiences a sense of how much they love what they do; while on record, their collective life experiences through songwriting and intricate instrumentation. While bluegrass is the undeniable foundation of the Prowler’s music, the band manages to bend and squeeze the traditional form into a sound of their own. With over 175 shows a year, the quartet has managed to tour more than 25 countries, often traditional American music has never been. Tours in Siberia or the Middle East have not been uncommon since the Prowlers started working as cultural ambassadors with the US State Department in 2013. These global experiences have pushed the band in new directions musically, with songs from Africa and Asia on several albums, but they have also moved the group to start an educational outreach program for both school children and festival-goers alike.

*Op het podium geven de meeslepende uitvoeringen van de groep het publiek een idee van hoeveel ze houden van wat ze doen; tijdens het opnemen van hun collectieve levenservaringen door middel van songwriting en ingewikkelde instrumentatie. Terwijl bluegrass de onmiskenbare basis is van de muziek van de Prowler, slaagt de band erin de traditionele vorm te buigen en samen te persen tot een eigen geluid. Met meer dan 175 shows per jaar is het kwartet erin geslaagd om meer dan 25 landen te touren, vaak is traditionele Amerikaanse muziek nooit geweest. Tours in Siberië of het Midden-Oosten zijn niet ongewoon sinds de Prowlers in 2013 als culturele ambassadeurs bij het Amerikaanse ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken zijn gaan werken. Deze wereldwijde ervaringen hebben de band muzikaal nieuwe kant op geduwd, met liedjes uit Afrika en Azië op verschillende albums, maar ze hebben ook de groep verplaatst om een educatief outreach-programma te starten voor zowel schoolkinderen als festivalgangers.








Vrijdag/friday 23 november 2018: Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane (CAN) @ 21u30/9.30pm (Canadian Folk/Roots Music)

*After 548 concerts in 11 countries since coming together in 2014 including Celtic Connections (Glasgow, Scotland) and National Folk Festival (Canberra, Australia) Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane release their debut album. A collection of songs dropping Mar. 2-2018 worldwide on European label Greywood records featuring Haldane/Tentrees co-writes “Armand, Junior”, Fred Eaglesmith/ Tentrees “Craft Beards & Man Buns”, a Tommy Womack/Will Kimbrough cover “I Don”t Have a Gun” as well as Willie P Bennett classic Willie’s Diamond Joe. It was recorded with renowned engineer/producer Scott Franchuk (Corb Lund/CKUA) over 5 nights in Western Canada “live” for an audience. The idea for a live record was inspired by audience members repeatedly asking for a record that sounded like the live experience Gordie & Jaxon were producing each night. Together with 10 instruments -banjo, dobro, cigar box guitars, musical saw, acoustic guitar, porch board bass, harmonica, snare tam & mandolin, brotherly harmonies and  masterful storytelling they arrived  after years of performing in other bands with a combined 15 records between them. The album’s first track “Armand” was influenced by the death of the radical Dutch protest singer, and their first co-write while on tour in the Netherlands the day he died. “29 Loads of Freight” was the title track of Gordie’s first record in 2004 inspired by his songwriting hero Fred Eaglesmith, which coincidently leads to ‘Craft Beards & Man Buns” co-written by Eaglesmith & Tentrees in 2017 after discussing the desire to inform and encourage the millennial generation to check itself. “Junior” another Haldane/Tentrees tune was derived from the plight every musician faces in the battle between the road and family, something they both work hard to balance. For both Gordie and Jaxon growing up in the Canadian roots music scene, legendary songwriters Fred Eaglesmith and Willie P Bennett provided stirring examples of music that influenced them, eventually developing mentoring friendships that led to Jaxon’s exquisite take on “Willie’s Diamond Joe”, Haldane also produced the last known Willie P Bennett record before he passed in 2008. Digging back into past records “Holy Moly”, ‘Sideman Blues” “Bottleneck to wire” were given new life on GRIT, punctuated by the earnest tongue in cheek love song “Lost” inspired by Tentrees recent marriage to his wife. In keeping with the  initial plan to record songs from each concert that contained magic they included ‘I Don’t Have a Gun” a Tommy Wommack/Will Kimbrough cover that just “cooked” after hearing it played back, as well as including clever road song “Wasted Moments” an ode to Tentrees favorite near death moments while touring.

*Na 548 concerten in 11 landen sinds de samenkomst in 2014, waaronder Celtic Connections (Glasgow, Schotland) en National Folk Festival (Canberra, Australië) brengen Gordie Tentrees en Jaxon Haldane hun debuutalbum uit. Een verzameling nummers die 2-20-20 maart wereldwijd laat vallen op platen van het Europese label Greywood met Haldane / Tentrees co-schrijft “Armand, Junior”, Fred Eaglesmith / Tentrees “Craft Beards & Man Buns”, een Tommy Womack / Will Kimbrough cover “I Don “t Have a Gun” evenals Willie P Bennett klassiek Willie’s Diamond Joe. Het werd opgenomen met de beroemde ingenieur / producent Scott Franchuk (Corb Lund / CKUA) gedurende 5 nachten in West-Canada “live” voor een publiek. Het idee voor een live-album is geïnspireerd op het feit dat kijkers herhaaldelijk om een ​​album vroegen dat klonk als de live-ervaring die Gordie & Jaxon elke avond produceerden. Samen met 10 instrumenten -banjo, dobro, sigarenkistgitaren, musical saw, akoestische gitaar, basboard bas, harmonica, snare tam & mandolin, broederlijke harmonieën en meesterlijke vertelkunst kwamen ze na jaren van optreden in andere bands met een gecombineerde 15 records tussen hen. De eerste track “Armand” van het album werd beïnvloed door de dood van de radicale Nederlandse protestzanger en hun eerste co-write tijdens een tournee door Nederland op de dag dat hij stierf. “29 Loads of Freight” was de titeltrack van Gordie’s eerste plaat in 2004, geïnspireerd door zijn songwritingheld Fred Eaglesmith, die in 2017 samenviel met ‘Craft Beards & Man Buns’, mede geschreven door Eaglesmith & Tentrees na bespreking van de wens om te informeren en moedig de duizendjarige generatie aan om zichzelf te controleren. “Junior” een ander Haldane / Tentrees-nummer is afgeleid van de benarde situatie waarin elke muzikant zich bevindt in de strijd tussen de weg en het gezin, iets waar ze allebei hard voor werken. Voor zowel Gordie en Jaxon die opgroeiden in de Canadese rootsmuziekscène, leverden de legendarische songwriters Fred Eaglesmith en Willie P Bennett opwindende voorbeelden van muziek die hen beïnvloedde, en ontwikkelden ze uiteindelijk mentoring-vriendschappen die leidden tot Jaxons prachtige kijk op “Willie’s Diamond Joe”, Haldane ook produceerde het laatst bekende Willie P Bennett-album voordat hij in 2008 voorbijging. Teruggrijpen naar eerdere platen “Holy Moly”, “Sideman Blues” “Bottleneck to wire” kreeg nieuw leven op GRIT, onderbroken door de oprechte tong in Wang Love Song ” Verloren “geïnspireerd door het recente huwelijk van Tentrees met zijn vrouw. In overeenstemming met het oorspronkelijke plan om nummers van elk concert met magie op te nemen, bevatten ze ‘Ik heb geen pistool’, een Tommy Wommack / Will Kimbrough cover die net “gekookt” was nadat hij het had horen spelen, en inclusief slimme wegen. lied “Wasted Moments” een ode aan Tentrees favoriete momenten van dood nabij tijdens het touren.


Zondag/sunday 10 februari/february 2019: Bamboozle (UK) @ 15u30/3.30pm (Rockabilly/Western Swing/RocknRoll)

Back for second time on our stage

*Bamboozle is an English rock/retro swing band, formed in Canterbury, Kent in 2016. It was founded by guitarist and songwriter of The Keytones, Jim Knowler (guitar/vocals), and Singer/Double Bass Player, Serena Sykes (bass/vocals), as a project following the break-up of The Keytones. The group got its name from a football report, when Jim, (an avid Arsenal supporter), read that one player Bamboozled the opposition with a stylish move. Prior to the recording of Bamboozle’s 2016 debut EP Red Right Hand, pedal steel guitarist Dave Kirk (steel/vocals), formerly of The Ian Highland band and drummer Shaun o’Keeffe (drums/vocals), formerly of The Keytones both joined to complete the line up. The band initially performed in Kent, UK but quickly expanded to performing throughout the UK and Europe. O’Keefee left the band in early 2017, to be replaced by Darrell Higham’s long-term drummer, Les Curtis (drums/vocals). Their debut EP featured two original songs by Knowler, which quickly became popular tunes in the bands set, and soon after, Sykes also began writing, debuting her song-writing career with the well-received, ‘Daddy’s Girl’. The band headlined at Twinwood Festival, Feel The 50’s and Vlissingen Vintage Festival in 2017 and have performed at many notable venues. They are currently managed by Meredith Cork of Yellow Brick Music, who was the founding manager of the band Garbage, and represented Butch Vig, Womak and Womak, Jimmy Miller, Glen Matlock, Right Said Fred and many more. Bamboozle are known for their exiting, upbeat music and Sykes’ double bass stunts during performances.

*Bamboozle is een Engelse rock / retro swing band, opgericht in Canterbury, Kent in 2016. Het werd opgericht door gitarist en songwriter van The Keytones, Jim Knowler (gitaar / zang) en Singer / Double Bass Player, Serena Sykes (bas / zang) ), als een project na het uiteenvallen van The Keytones. De groep ontleent zijn naam aan een voetbalverslag, toen Jim (een fervent voorstander van Arsenal) las dat één speler Bamboozled de oppositie met een stijlvolle zet liet zien. Voorafgaand aan de opname van Bamboozle’s 2016 debuut EP Red Right Hand, voegde pedal steel gitarist Dave Kirk (staal / zang), voorheen van de Ian Highland band en drummer Shaun o’Keeffe (drums / zang), voorheen van The Keytones zich bij elkaar om te voltooien de opstelling. De band trad aanvankelijk op in Kent, VK, maar breidde zich snel uit naar optredens in het Verenigd Koninkrijk en Europa. O’Keefee verliet de band begin 2017, om te worden vervangen door de langdurige drummer van Darrell Higham, Les Curtis (drums / zang). Hun debuut-ep bevatte twee originele songs van Knowler, die al snel populaire nummers werden in de bands set, en kort daarna begon Sykes ook te schrijven, waarmee ze haar songschrijfcarrière begon met het goed ontvangen ‘Daddy’s Girl’. De band speelde in 2017 op Twinwood Festival, Feel The 50’s en Vlissingen Vintage Festival en trad op op vele opmerkelijke locaties. Ze worden momenteel beheerd door Meredith Cork van Yellow Brick Music, die de oprichter was van de band Garbage, en vertegenwoordigde Butch Vig, Womak en Womak, Jimmy Miller, Glen Matlock, Right Said Fred en nog veel meer. Bamboozle staat bekend om hun opwindende, vrolijke muziek en Sykes ‘contrabasstunts tijdens uitvoeringen.


In 1992/93 he was musical director and performer on two successfull NRK TV-series (Norway’s leading TV network) called “Roots 92” and “Roots 93”. Among the guests were Garth Hudson, Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Rick Danko, Paul Brady, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White plus many more.

Rune Hauge released his first album (The One You Need) in 1995. It earned him critical acclaim from all over Norway, and in 1999, “Taxi” was released as a strong follow-up album. Both releases shows that Rune Hauge spans the range of acoustic music from straight-ahead bluegrass to jazz-influenced new acoustic music to songwriter-oriented folk.