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

Act

Venue

Ticket

Tuesday 2nd September

http://www.danielromanomusic.com/

Daniel Romano


Influenced heavily by the likes of various Hanks, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, and shamelessly wearing his country music heart on his Nudie appliqued sleeve, Daniel Romano is a welcome reflection back to the golden age of Nashville, Bakersfield and various other points west. Accompanied by the twangiest band in the land, and covering themes such as hard choices, hard times, boozing and losing, Romano represents hillbilly heaven at it's finest.

The Tunnels

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Wednesday 3rd September

http://www.williewatson.com/

Willie Watson

Willie Watson was the driving force behind The Old Crow Medicine show, and his first solo effort – Folk Singer Vol 1 is the masterpiece that was expected. A homage to the old weird America, the David Rawlings produced record gives a unique slant to classic material, both well known and obscure. An unmissable performance by a major artist.

"He sounds like he's fallen through a portal from a century ago. Watson's banjo and guitar playing is expert but understated, and he and producer David Rawlings allow the songs – by turns bleak, bawdy and surreal – to cast their antique spell. A stark but engaging set." - Neil Spencer, The Guardian

The Tunnels

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 Wednesday
1st. October

http://www.sturgillsimpson.com

 


Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson has been described as making Nashville sound like Nashville again. From furious honky-tonk and pre-outlaw country-rocking to spellbinding bluegrass picking and emotional balladry, his first album, 'High Top Mountain' served as a one-stop guide to everything that made real country music such a force to be reckoned with. The follow up, 'Metamodern Sounds in Country Music' is even better, and is absolutely certain to be one of the standout albums of the year. This is a rare opportunity to see a major star at the start of a glittering career.


“It is the best country record of the year, hands down. That is, if you can even call it country. Frankly, I don’t know what it is, except for brilliant…Sturgill Simpson's new masterpiece." - Esquire Magazine

The Tunnels

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Thursday 9th October

http://rodpicott.com/

 

Rod Picott


Over the last few years Rod Picott has enjoyed a well earned reputation as masterful songwriter and soulful singer as well as an engaging and emotion fuelled performer. His new record, Hang Your Hopes On Crooked Nail, continues the tradition of its predecessors by being a matchless collection of carefully crafted songs of rugged truth and beauty.
 

"Hangdog lyrics and deadpan delivery have the ability to strike a chord with anyone who has a heart." Maverick magazine.
 

“The world of Americana music has recognised that Rod is one of the finest singer-songwriters on the scene today. It really is about time that everybody else caught on to that fact." Keith Clark/Bristol Review
http://rodpicott.com/

The Kings Arms

Monday
13th. October

http://www.chuckprophet.com

 

Chuck Prophet

From his teenage years in the ground-breaking Green on Red, to his current status as a cornerstone of American music, Chuck Prophet has loved and lived rock and roll music like few others. His solo career has consisted of making a series of brilliant records, with each one managing to be better than the one before.

His last release Temple Beautiful, was a homage to his adopted home town of San Francisco, and earned accolades such as "Not since Lou Reed paid homage to the city and era that forged him with New York has there been a song cycle dedicated to a place and reality that offers the core immediacy with the thump, churn and ferocity of Chuck Prophet’s Temple Beautiful" -  (Paste).

He's got a new record out soon which promises all this and more. Chuck Prophet loves Bristol (it's a real guitar town he says) and Bristol loves him, and it's a pleasure to welcome him back.

The Tunnels

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Thursday 23rd. October.

http://thesadies.net/

 

The Sadies


Whether it's their awesome musicianship, their signature blend of country, rock, blues, garage, psychedelia, surf music and spaghetti western themes (sometimes in the same song) their devastating live performances (often containing fifteen song encores if the mood takes them), their collaborations with artists as diverse as Neko Case, Neil Young and Buffy Sainte-Marie or their unique ability to take on anything and come up on top, one thing's for certain. The Sadies are completely unique. They haven't toured Europe for ages, so here's a rare opportunity to find out why many people consider them to be one of the finest bands in the world.


“If you're looking for the future of Americana, it's in Toronto” – R2 magazine.
With special guests The Howlin' Brothers

The Tunnels

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Saturday
25th. October

http://zoemuth.com/

 

Zoe Muth

 
Zoe Muth plays and sings songs of heavenly heartbreak. Her third full length release, the truly soulful World of Strangers, confirms her place at Americana music's top table. Backed by a perfect band, The Lost High Rollers, her hauntingly sublime vocals reflect her wide range of influences, from classic country to folk rock, helping to create an absolutely classic record.


“We rarely talk about country music as being "soulful" or having "soul", but thank God Zoe Muth is here to change this…the gentle truth of her song writing and the softness of her voice lend a weight to the music [and] a true feeling of soulfulness… an astonishingly good songwriter.” - No Depression

The Tunnels

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Tuesday 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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Wednesday
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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Wednesday
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

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Tuesday
18th November

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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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 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
Touch PA and Touch Audio Tech - Copyright of Stuart Amesbury and Cherie Musialik (2014) - All rights reserved  
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Sound Tech

 
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