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Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue
Fri 9 June 2017, 19:30 – 22:00 BST
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 local favourites and helped grow an avid fan-base of two-steppers around the world.
Their vigorous touring schedule doesn't prevent the Honky Tonk Revue from remaining 100% native to their hometown, and you can find them raising a ruckus in local watering holes and dance halls any day of the week. Vivid songwriting is undoubtedly one of the group's greatest strengths, and everything from their rollicking foot-stompers to poignant Crescent City tributes crackles with an authentic country spirit. They know the ins and outs of the country canon and can even get folks swinging to an unexpected pop cover or two. 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 the 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.
"Somehow this exciting band manages to sound like they've been around since the early days of the Grand Ol' Opry while sounding new and fresh at the same time. Gal Holiday is the cure for modern country music's doldrums if commercial radio would just pay attention." - Marvin O'Dell, Musikode Productions.