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THE COAL PORTERS at STRING JAM CLUB

String Jam Club @ County Hotel

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (BST)

THE COAL PORTERS at STRING JAM CLUB

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The Coal Porters at String Jam Club
THE COAL PORTERS at STRING JAM CLUB - Saturday 7th October 2017
30 Tickets Oct 6, 2017 £14.00 £1.46

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THE COAL PORTERS at STRING JAM CLUB – Saturday 7th October 2017

The Borders haven of acoustic music.” (The List)
A sumptuous bluegrass spread impeccably served.”  (UNCUT MAGAZINE)

The Coal Porters are the world’s first “alt-bluegrass” band, taking old themes and melodies and revving them up for the 21st century with style, panache & simply superb musicianship.  Formed in the 1990s by ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin in Los Angeles, the band eventually left its electric instrumentation behind and moved to the UK, slowly mutating into the inimitable acoustic act they are today.

With Kentuckian Sid Griffin and his witty banter at the helm “the 5-piece Coal Porters use banjos, mandolins and fiddles to whip up a feel-good storm.” (The Daily Mail). Yes real good – so good in fact that they have made several visits to the String Jam Club.

Their immaculate instrumental bluegrass style is matched by a fantastic choice of material & knife-edge vocal harmonies which wrap around the songs & melodies. Their latest album, entitled No. 6, was produced by British folk-rock legend John Wood, who engineered and/or produced all the early Fairport Convention classic albums as well as Squeeze, John Cale, and the entire Nick Drake catalogue.

The Coal Porters have toured the world, wowing audiences at numerous UK, European & US venues and major festivals, including Glastonbury.  Live BBC radio sessions for Whispering Bob Harris and Marc Riley, as well as broadcasts on American, European & Scandinavian airwaves have attracted a worldwide fan base.  In February 2011 they were recorded by NPR in the USA for their prestigious benefit concert at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky and were recently featured nationwide in the US on NPR’s prestigious Weekend Edition show.

So hold on to your hats folks – String Jam Club’s favourite bluegrass band is set to take the place by storm again. Sid’s merry band are famous for whipping up the most lethargic of crowds – not that String Jam Club audiences are noted for their reticence – and will have you dancing on the tables in no time.

Be warned…. may inspire yee-ha’s!” (WORD MAGAZINE).
Great harmony singing and memorable songs that often recall a British Flying Burrito Brothers or a back porch Ronnie Lane.” (MOJO MAGAZINE)
Not your average fish and chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution.” (CHRIS HILLMAN)

Sid Griffin was playing Americana years before the term was invented and that pioneer spirit shines on with his current band, the Coal Porters.” (BILLY BRAGG)
Swell picking, sweet vocals, strong tunes…a bucketful of tradition.” (TIME OUT)

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Tickets £14, available from the venue by phone 01750-721233 (card bookings incur 50p card transaction fee). Tickets will be reserved for collection on the night.

15% discount off hotel restaurant meals for String Jam ticket holders 6-7 pm (advance table reservation advised).

DOORS OPEN 7.30. EVENT STARTS 8.00

Have questions about THE COAL PORTERS at STRING JAM CLUB? Contact String Jam Club @ County Hotel

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The County Hotel
1-5 High Street
TD7 4BZ Selkirk
United Kingdom

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (BST)


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String Jam Club @ County Hotel

Email:info@countyhotelselkirk.co.uk

Website:http://www.countyhotelselkirk.co.uk/organiser/string-jam-club-county-hotel/

Phone:01750 721 233

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