End of Term Celebration – All Welcome
Come and dance till you drop!
For One Night Only We Present
New Orleans’ Finest Americanna/Ameripolitan Act:
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
Sunday 11th of June 2017
Teviot Row House, Debating Hall
13 Bristo Pl, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ
Doors Open at 19:00
Individual Full Price £12.00
Advanced Purchase Group Reduction; Groups of 10 people £80
Tickets available on the door.
Tables can be reserved in advance for groups of 10 people (or more) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (students) and email@example.com (non-students)
This is a not-for-profit public event, organised by the staff of the BA Childhood Practice at the University of Edinburgh – ticket price covers venue hire and band – all welcome.
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue were at the vanguard of New Orleans’ now-thriving country scene when they formed over a decade ago, and they’ve remained in a league of their own ever since. Combining evocative songwriting, impeccable musicianship, and a twinge of punk sensibility to boot, their infectious Western swing energy has earned them their place in the upper echelon of New Orelans’s favorite acts and helped them grow an avid fan-base around the world.
“The Gal” is Vanessa Niemann, an Appalachian-born songstress who’s powerful voice and magnetic stage presence led to a 2017, Ameripolitan Award – Honky Tonk Female nomination. Over the years, the Revue has counted among its ranks some of the finest musicians in the region. The current Honky Tonk Review roster boasts guitarists Justin L Coyer and Matt Slusher in addition to drummer Rose Cangelosi, and upright bassist Corey McGillivary.
These multi-time Big Easy and Best of the Beat Award recipients have shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and countless other talents. They come to Europe fresh from appearing at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (their tenth year in a row) .
They know the ins and outs of the country canon and can even get folks swinging to an unexpected pop cover or two. Above all, vivid song writing is one of the group’s great strengths. Their rollicking foot-stompers and poignant Crescent City tributes alike crackle with an authentic country spirit.
Armed with this kind of versatility and an ever-growing body of original material, they put on a show that never gets old and delights rowdy dancers and buttoned-down diners alike.
New Orleans may be most closely associated with jazz and brass, but Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue prove that the city celebrates its musical diversity with enthusiasm.