ROADSTARS - The best in
ROADSTARS – The best in breaking blues and rock
Two of the most exciting new prospects in the world of blues rock will tour together for the very first time throughout October 2019. “ROADSTARS” – this hi-octane live extravaganza promises to be one of the hottest double bill concert tours to hit the UK in 2019.
The tour includes American blues rock guitarist Hannah Wicklund And The Steppin Stones, who Joe Bonamassa describes as “a kaleidoscope of blazing guitars and searing vocals,” plus Manchester’s southern blues rock band Gorilla Riot, described by Dave Everley as “One of the best new rock bands in the country right now!”
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones are fronted by a 21-year-old powerhouse guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. The South Carolina-born, Nashville-based artist who formed the band as an eight-year-old, has developed a powerful and sublime synthesis of guitar skills and makes it clear that the future is hers for the taking. On her most recent, third self-titled album, Hannah Wicklund and the Steppin Stones, Hannah has performed over 2,000 shows including festival appearances. Here, she digs in deep, hits hard, and crushes it. Her latest album is an aural kaleidoscope of blazing guitars and searing vocals, that establishes Wicklund as a triple-threat player, singer and writer in the same vein as Susan Tedeschi and the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde.
Gorilla Riot are a 5-piece dirty rock n’ roll blues machine from Manchester, England. They deliver a 3-prong guitar attack with multi-part vocal harmonies to play raucous blues-based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner and country to create a full-on high energy show. They have toured the UK with Dan Patlansky and Massive as well as a maiden headline tour of Spain and release their forthcoming debut album later this year.
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm