CRH Music Presents, at the World Famous St. Bonaventure's Parish Social Club, 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 St. Bonaventure’s Parish Social Club. 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 the friendliest, most intimate venue in Bristol. A car park, a well stocked bar and a great sound system, all within easy reach of Bristol City Centre.

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.







Friday 25th April


Madison Violet are Brenley MacEarchen and Lisa MacIsaac and over the last few years they have become one of Canada's most highly regarded folk acts, winning acclaim from all quarters and picking up legions of devoted fans along the way. Folk country and bluegrass influences, bittersweet songs with heartstopping harmonies and multi-instrumental wizardry make their sell-out St. Bonaventure's shows memorable, and this one, which features the UK debut of their band, promises to be even more special than usual.

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Thursday 1st May


Composer of the theme to cult TV classic True Blood, Jace Everett is everything an Americana superstar should be, specialising in ” brooding songs with rockabilly grooves and air of ominous sensuality” (Country Weekly). His new release, Terra Rosa, is his most ambitious album to date, a raucous, revelatory song cycle exploring tales and themes from the Old and New Testaments. Everett’s musical approach is as daring and wide-ranging as his subject demands, a hallucinatory hybrid of blues, country, boogie, gospel, and rock – in short, the span and spectrum of American music in all its glory. He's here with his full US band for an unmissable show.

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Thursday 15th May

Amanda Shires

After years of touring in the company of people like Rod Picott, Texas born Amanda Shires is, at long last, making it big under her own name. And high time too, as many of her devoted fans who've seen the mega-talented multi-instrumentalist perform at St. Bonaventure's in the past will doubtless assert.

Now attracting comments such as "Languid and elegant .... marvellous song writing" (Daily Telegraph) and “The Texas-born singer, songwriter and violin player writes searing lyrics that she sings with a little catch in her voice, as if she’s willing her heart not to break mid-song” (Wall Street Journal).

Greatness finally beckons. Catch her while you can.

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Tuesday 27th. May

Aoife O'Donovan

Aoife O'Donovan has played at St. Bonaventure's as part of the much loved Crooked Still. However, the response to her debut record, Fossils, has sent her career in a stellar direction. Comments such as “Fossils signals the arrival of a serious talent” Album of the Week – Sunday Times, “Shimmering folk-rock beauty” **** - Uncut and “O’Donovan is surely the next Americana celebrity” **** - Guardian confirm the arrival of a major talent. Described as the heiress to Mary Chapin Carpenter and Alison Krauss, her hauntingly beautiful songs, magnetic stage presence and musical virtuosity combine to herald the arrival of a future star, “Songs from her first solo album Fossils showcase the soulful, soothing qualities of her voice, from gorgeously harmonised gospel and old-time numbers to the haunting effect of Briar Rose, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty that reveals itself to be about sexual abuse. It's lean-in music, and O'Donovan has the ability to keep you draw you in even further, dialling it down to minus 11 like a reverse-Spinal Tap” - The Guardian

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Thursday 29th. May


Texan Sam Baker is a songwriter of incredible talent and ability, funny, poignant and soulful, with a heart as big as his native state. His shows here always sell out, and early booking is very strongly advised.

"Sam Baker’s music is simple, but don’t mistake that for a lack of depth. Baker’s songs are packed with rich imagery and instantly relatable sensibilities".
Paste magazine.

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Friday 6th. June

John Fullbright

Although still only 24 years old, John Fullbright is one of the most exciting singer-songwriters to have emerged this decade. His Grammy nominated debut release, From The Ground Up, introduced the world to songs of musical and lyrical prowess that belied the youth of their author. The follow up is due to be released shortly and promises to be a lyrically diverse, genre-spanning collection with material of staggering depth and promise.

Here's the chance to find out why songwriter legend Jimmy Webb said “I have no doubt that in a short time, John Fullbright will be a household name in American Music”.

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Thursday 12th. June

The Delines, featuring Willy Vlautin and Amy Boone.

(with Special Guests The Lost Brothers)

When Richmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin heard Amy Boone's beguiling, heartbreaking voice he did the only thing that he could. He wrote an entire album for her, and rounded up ace musicians such as Sean Oldham (Richmond Fontaine) Jenny Conlee (The Decembrists) and Tucker Jackson to play on it. The band are called the Delines, and the record, Colfax, is a stunning and timeless collection of songs, combining the intimacy of a midnight confessional with the skid row heart of Tom Waits, the street-tough weariness of early Rickie Lee Jones, and the cool, laid back sound of Mazzy Star. As an award winning novelist and the leader of one of America's foremost bands, Willy Vlautin is used to critical acclaim. The Delines take things to a new level though, and this promises to be an unmissable show.


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Wednesday 23d. July

Hans Chew

New Yorker Hans Chew sings, writes songs and plays the piano. His debut solo record, Tennessee And Other Stories, established him as one of the most exciting and innovative musicians in America. His status is more than confirmed by the follow up album, Life and Love – already being considered to be the album of the year by many. Mixing a deep felt love for New Orleans piano masters such as Professor Longhair and James Booker with early 70s British rock and a dollop of Southern fried boogie he's created a sound that's irresistible and entirely unique.

“Rowdy cosmic Americana - a terrific and full-blooded singer-songwriter.” Uncut

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Wednesday 30th. July

Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz has been a professional musician since she was 16, and as a comparative veteran of 22 has earned acclaim such as “One of acoustic music’s finest talents,” (New York Times) as well as the inevitable new Gillian Welch comparisons. Her last record, Build Me Up From Bones, confirmed all that and more. No longer a child prodigy, she's one of the most highly regarded and respected musicians around. A phenomenal guitar, mandolin and banjo player, and a songwriter of incredible depth and imagination, there are few people as talented as Sarah Jorasz, and it's an a honour and a pleasure to be able to have her on.

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Tuesday 2nd September

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.

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St. Bonaventure's

Friary Rd (off Berkeley Road) , Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8HQ  [:: map ::]

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 ::]

The Thekla

The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB [:: map ::]

Alma Tavern Theatre

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



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
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0117 929 7511
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01633 259661
Prime Cut Tickets
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0117 983 0007


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