We are pleased to announce that the 2012/2013 Season has been christened The Uncut Sessions and is presented in collaboration with the excellent UNCUT magazine. This is UNCUT editor Allan Jones announcing the collaboration:
Regular readers of these missives may recall a couple of years ago I wrote about accepting an invitation to go down to Winchester for the day to see Richmond Fontaine at a funky little venue called The Railway, where promoter Oliver Gray regularly puts on terrific shows. Oliver had booked Richmond Fontaine basically on the strength of the Uncut review of the band’s landmark album, Post To Wire, and they’d been back several times since.
The Saturday I went down to Winchester to see them, they played two sets. The first, in the afternoon, featured Post To Wire in its entirety. The second turned into a four hour epic, during which the band, who’d had a few by then, played virtually every song they knew, and a few they didn’t. They were back at the Railway last September, when Oliver launched the SXSC festival at the venue, supported by Uncut.
Willy Vlautin from Richmond Fontaine will be appearing there again on May 1, with RF guitarist Dan Eccles, playing a special acoustic set as part of a series of shows called the Uncut Sessions, the first of which, featuring the excellent Lucky Strikes, is tomorrow. The Lucky Strikes are followed by Peter Bruntnell (March 7) and Simone Felice and band, with special guest Simi Stone from the Duke & The King (April 6), Chuck Prophet And The Mission Express (who’ll be following Richmond Fontaine’s earlier example and playing two sets, at 3.00pm and 8pm, on April 14) and Alejandro Escovedo And The Sensitive Boys (July 1).
For more details you can go to www.sxsc.org and for general enquiries email email@example.com. Tickets are also available at the venue or call 01962 867795.