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

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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Monday 16th. February

http://sonsofbill.com/

 

Sons of Bill

Based around the fraternal triumvirate of Sam, Abe and James Wilson (father is William Wilson, hence the name) Sons of Bill play effortlessly classic American roots rock, reminiscent of a range of artists stretching from Townes Van Zandt to early REM, yet all the time including a unique quality that's earned them comparisons to a countrified Pink Floyd. Southern to the core, with dreamy pedal steel, banjo, and three part harmonies that could have only been learned at church, and with fiery live act, they're the stand-out Americana band of 2014.


“Lush and lovely” – Rolling Stone.

The Tunnels

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Tuesday 24th. February

 

http://www.frontierruckus.com/

Frontier Ruckus

Frontier Ruckus are modern American folk rock par excellence. Jangly guitars and literate lyrics have gained the Detroit four piece a reputation as one of the twangiest bands around. Quirky and independent, yet highly polished, their third record, Sitcom Afterlife has just been released and is getting stunning reviews – “A fabulously rich concoction of clever wordplay....banjos, horns, frothy guitars and a musical saw bring a busy rusticity to decidedly non-rural songs” - Uncut.
“They capture the universal aches of twenty-something life as the romanticism of youth gives way to the trickier realities of adulthood, made all the more troubling in a time and place where just getting by is not always a given.” All Music Guide

The King's Arms

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Monday 13th. April

 

http://scottbiram.com/

Scott H. Biram


Scott H Biram is described as “Not a one-man band - THE one-man band.” He says his music is "The bastard child of Punk, Blues, Country, Hillbilly, Bluegrass, Chain Gang, Metal, and Classic Rock." From murder ballads to tender love songs, the meanest blues to the sweetest country, Scott H Biram covers the Americana spectrum. Years of compulsive touring have seen his live shows evolve into mesmerising performances, and his unique combination of virtuoso musicianship and spellbinding songs with a lot of humour and a touch of menace make his appearances unmissable.

“His raucous blend of psychobilly, blues, country, metal and rock suggests and inner starvation for true expression and honesty that, frankly, should lead you to question the conviction of everyone you've ever seen set foot on a stage.” - Houston Press

The Kings Arms

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Tuesday 14th. April.

 

http://larkinpoe.com

Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe are Atlanta based sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell and they were, according to the Observer, “The best discovery at Glastonbury 2104.” From their bluegrass origins as The Lovell sisters, they've absorbed influences ranging from southern gothic (their name refers to Edgar Allen Poe, a very distant relative), classic singer-songwriters, 70s rock, folk, and country soul with a taste of psychedelia and they've produced a sound that reflects their roots, and points the way to a glittering future. Their fans include Elvis Costello, and their debut album KIN is terrific.

“Frankly, Marc Bolan is not an influence you expect to hear on an album branded Americana and it's the kind of incongruous detail that makes ears prick up with delight – delicious!” The Telegraph.

The Tunnels

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Tuesday 21st. April

 

http://sarawatkins.com/

http://www.aoifeodonovan.com/

http://sarahjarosz.com/

I'm With Her – Sara Watkins, Aoife O'Donovan and Sarah Jarosz

Three of the brightest talents in contemporary American music join forces for a unique and highly anticipated UK tour.Playing together for the first time, adding their collective talent to each others memorable material, this promises to be a milestone in contemporary American roots music.
 

Sara Watkins was a founder member of Nickel Creek, probably the most acclaimed progressive bluegrass band ever. Her solo career, and collaborations with the likes of Fiona Apple and Jackson Browne, has attracted comments like

“Watkins’ time in the spotlight is a triumph with her agile playing and the kind of voice that gives your goose bumps the shivers.” BBC.

Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz has enthralled and charmed many with the maturity of her songs, the purity of her vocals, and her ability to effortlessly switch between guitar, banjo and mandolin as the material dictates. Her last recording, Build Me Up From Bones was widely regarded as a masterpiece – an astonishingly accomplished work for a 23 year old.

Stunningly versatile and immensely talented, Aoife O'Donovan came to prominence as the lead singer and songwriter of the highly acclaimed Crooked Still. Her first solo release, Fossils, and her solo performances have had critics drooling

“She is surely the next Americana celebrity” – Robin Deneslow -The Guardian.

Clifton Cathedral

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Tuesday 2nd. June

 

 

Slaid Cleves

His official biography reads “Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Travels around. Tries to be good.” Just like his songs, it speaks volumes with a few well-chosen words but everyone knows that there's a lot more to Slaid Cleaves than that. His modesty disguises an incredible songwriting talent, which mixes joy and despair, love and loss in equal measures. Songs such as Broke Down and Breakfast in Hell have become modern American classics and his intense, emotionally charged and frequently funny live shows are legendary.

Slaid Cleaves is one of the great contemporary American singer songwriters, and it's a pleasure to be able to welcome him back.

King's Arms

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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 ::]

Clifton Cathedral

Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX  [:: 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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