CRH Music, Bristol's finest venue for country, alt country, Americana and more.


From low down blues to high lonesome Country, the sultry South to the chilly North, the Wild West to the urban heartlands, the finest American music can be found at Bristol's finest Americana venue. Living legends and troubled troubadours, sweethearts of the rodeo and kings of the wild frontier, raddled rockers and sensitive songwriters, household names and the wilfully obscure – they’ve all played at CRH Music.

All Venues Information

Location: All venues, addresses and directions to can be found at the foot of this web page.

Starting Times: Doors open for all shows at 7.30 pm. Support acts are usually on stage at about 8.00 pm and the main acts at 9.00 pm, but this can vary as all times are approximate. Please email us for further details. 

Ticket Prices: Advance ticket prices are shown below. Expect to pay more on the door. If you buy from the link on this page you will not receive tickets through the post. All you have to do is bring along the receipt that you will receive when you have made your purchase.  Ticket prices exclude any booking outlet fees, credit card supplements, postage etc.

Date

Artist

Venue

Ticket

Tues 4th November

http://decorrecords.com/artists/the-delines/

The Delines


The Delines were formed when Richmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin heard the heartbreakingly beautiful voice of Amy Boone and wrote an album, Colfax Avenue, especially for her. He called upon friends such as fellow Rfer Sean Oldham, The Decembrists' Jenny Conlee-Drizos and pedal steel legend Tucker Jackson to play on it and they in turn decided to put the show on the road Their Bristol debut earlier this year sold out weeks before and attracted comments such as:

“As ever Vlautin's songs were tightly drawn short stories of people trying to get by. There was sister looking for her younger war-damaged brother (Colfax Avenue), the 45-year old woman who can't run away from her dead-end life (State Line), the woman paying the price for having married a drunken drifter (He Told Her The City Was Killing Him), the girl desperate to escape from her mundane life for just one night (I Won't Slip Up). Sounds pretty downbeat? Well it would have been if the songs hadn't been so exceptionally well written and the musicianship quite so good.” 9/10. Keith Clark – Bristol Evening Post.

As an award winning novelist (The Motel Life, The Free) Willie Vlatin is used to praise such as "He writes with sympathy and compassion for the downtrodden, many of whom are defined by an aching loneliness and a fear of love's shattering consequences.” (Wall Street Journal). With its background of bleak landscapes and hard luck losers Colfax Avenue is as good as anything he has done, and is sure to be considered to be one of the albums of the year.

The Tunnels

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Wed 5th November

http://www.themastersonsmusic.com

The Mastersons


The Mastersons first came to attention as part of Steve Earle's band (their solo slot was generally considered to be a show stopper) and earned comments like

"Chris is the best guitar player that's ever been in this band and Eleanor's a better musician than any of us,” from Steve himself. Since then they've toured relentlessly, released their highly acclaimed solo CD, Birds Fly South, and are about to issue its follow-up, Good Luck Charm. Heavenly harmonies, stunting musicianship and vivid, insightful lyrics, they've been described the Austin American Statesman as “Poised to be one of Austin’s breakout acts in 2014…”

“Playing off each other’s strengths, they have perfected their craft, with beautifully catchy harmonies and a happy blend of Americana, roots, country and even pop. These two are a match made in heaven.” Glide Magazine.

The Kings Arms

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Tues 11th. November

http://anaismitchell.com/

Anais Mitchell


Her sensational 2010 release, Hadestown, was one of the best reviewed records of the year. Its follow-up, Young Man in America, received a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for best original song and was described by the Financial Times as 'A perfect example of how art, and the power of song, can transform the merely anecdotal into something almost mythic' and her latest, Child Ballads, won the Radio 2 Folk Award for best traditional song. With that sort of acclaim it’s no surprise that Anais Mitchell is being described as being worthy of comparison with the greatest singer-songwriters.

“The most engaging and in some ways the most original artist currently working in the field of new American folk music.” Independent on Sunday.

“Nothing short of incredible.” NME.

The Lantern, Colston Hall

Please Note

Sorry, our ticket allocation for this show has now all sold out.

Please contact the Colston Hall directly on 0844 887 1500 for additional  ticket availability

Tues 18th November

http://www.frazeyford.com/splash

Frazey Ford


Already adored by fans and critics alike as a founder member of Alt Folk superstars The Be Good Tanyas, Frazey Ford's career turns a corner with the release of her new record Indian Ocean. Recorded in in the historic Royal studios in Memphis, Tennessee with the mighty Hi Rhythm Section (the sound behind legends like Al Green and Ann Peebles) the record confirms what many have suspected - that Frazey is a stunningly accomplished country soul singer. Frazeys' records are rare event and solo tours even more so, and this is a rare opportunity to experience one of the loveliest voices you're likely to hear.

The Tunnels

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Wed 26th November

http://www.willienile.com/

Willie Nile


Willie Nile is a New York legend. Whether writing and performing anthemic tributes to his native city, quietly contemplating the rights of man, or playing shows in a manner that would exhaust people half his age, over the last thirty years he has cemented a reputation as one of its finest musicians. He might have been around for a time but he's currently producing the best material of his career.

“American Ride is a perfect musical drive down the highway of American life and one you’ll be taking over and over again, getting limitless miles to your rock ‘n’ roll gallon.” - Elmore magazine.

By rights he should be a megastar, mentioned in the same breath as his famous fans and admirers - Pete Townsend, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed Paul Simon and Lucinda Williams being just a few - but Stadium rock's loss is Bristol's gain and it's unlikely that there'll be a show as infused with the heart and soul of rock and roll this year.

“Willie Nile is a great artist. If there was any justice in this world, I’d be opening up for him instead of him for me.” – Lucinda Williams

“Willie’s so good I can’t believe he’s not from New Jersey.” – Little Steven

The Thunderbolt

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Saturday 13th. December

www.petuniaandthevipers.com/

The Petunia Duo

Petunia has played two memorable previous shows in Bristol, fronting his band Petunia and the Vipers, and he's back this time with guitar ace Nathan Godfrey.
Whether he's paying tribute to Jimmie Rogers, performing a unique interpretation of Edith Piaf, or showing why he's been described as a yodelling hillbilly baby of David Lynch and Nick Cave, the only consistent thing about him is that whatever he does it's probably unexpected and unquestionably brilliant.

“Hybrid musical style…edge of punk appreciation…a whole range of different styles. Incredibly entertaining””– Bob Harris – BBC

“Remarkable” - Bristol Evening Post
 

The Thunderbolt

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Mon 19th January

http://specialc.com/

Bluegrass superstars Special Consensus pay a welcome return visit to Bristol


With a 37 year career behind them, and having won about every award going, they now like nothing more than sitting down and entertaining old friends and new fans with impeccably performed songs in an intimate setting.

"Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass"
Mark S, Tucker Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange


"Talent like this is the property of the world."
David Royko, Chicago Tribune

King's Arms

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Wednesday 4th. February

http://www.jeffreyfoucault.com/

Jeffrey Foucault

Jeffrey Foucault is a mesmerisingly talented singer, songwriter and guitarist who manages to merge rock, folk and country to create material that is both uniquely personal, yet addresses universal themes.

“Jeffrey Foucault, sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest.” The New Yorker

“Songwriting brilliance.” Mojo

“Quietly brilliant…” The Irish Times

“The music of Wisconsin native Foucault is the kind so many aspire to but never attain: beat-up troubadour folk whittled to dolorous perfection…” Uncut
 

The King's Arms

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Thursday 5th. February

http://www.justintownesearle.com/

Justin Townes Earle

Being the son of a famous father often means having to try harder to prove your own worth, and when the father is question is Steve Earle it can be a particularly daunting challenge. Full credit to Justin Townes Earle then for proving that he's got far more than a famous name to rely on.

Over the course of his solo career he's displayed his superb musicianship and searingly honest songwriting talents through a series of highly acclaimed records with the latest release, Single Mothers, being considered to be one of the best. It's follow-up, Absent Fathers, is about to come out, and will confirm his place as a cornerstone of contemporary Americana.

“He has no contemporary peer”— NPR Music

“Justin Townes Earle is living proof that despite the freak show that is modern day Nashville, there are still artists out there who revere the deep roots of the American musical tradition while still pushing the boundaries to create something new and wonderful.” Popmatters.com

The Tunnels

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Venues

Polish Club

50 St. Pauls Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP  [:: map ::]

Colston Hall

13 Colston Street, Bristol  [:: map ::]

St. Georges

Great George Street, Off Park Street, Bristol BS1 5RR  [:: map ::]

The Tunnels

Temple Meads, 32 Bristol & Exeter Mews, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, Avon BS1 6QF  [:: map ::]

Alma Tavern Theatre

8-20 Alma Vale Rd, Bristol  BS8 2HY  [:: map ::]

The Thunderbolt

124 Bath Rd, Bristol, Avon BS4 3ED  [:: map ::]

The King's Arms

Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2XZ   [:: map ::]

Starting Times

Doors open for all shows at 7.30 pm. Support acts are usually on stage at about 8.00 pm and the main acts at 9.00 pm, but this can vary as all times are approximate. Please email us for further details.. Please get in touch for further details. [:: email ::]

 

Tickets

Advance ticket prices are shown above. Expect to pay more on the door. Ticket prices exclude any booking outlet fees, credit card supplements, postage etc.. Please get in touch for further details. [:: email ::]

Ticket Outlets

Bristol Ticket Shop
26 Union St
Bristol
BS1 2DP
0870 4444 400
RISE
70 Queens Rd
Clifton
BS8 1QU
0117 929 7511
Diverse Vinyl
10, Charles Street
Newport
NP20 1JU
01633 259661
Prime Cut Tickets
85, Gloucester Rd.
Bishopston
Bristol
0117 983 0007

 

Telephone Contact

Tel: 07711 211899

 

General Information

Copyright Information

Copyright material Tim Martin, CRH Music (2014) - All rights reserved
Acoustic Roots Radio - Copyright of Len Greenwood (2014) - All rights reserved
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