Country Music Week - Under the Apple Tree Sessions
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Under The Apple Tree Sessions – Four up-and-coming acts presented by Bob Harris OBE: With a career spanning 45 years, Bob Harris OBE is UK music broadcasting royalty and he’s interviewed and introduced some of the greatest musicians of all time. But simultaneously he’s been championing up-and-coming artists and providing a springboard for many to go on and forge impressive careers. His online Under The Apple Tree Sessions have become very popular and four talented acts he’s helped will be appearing together in this special show.
Bob commented: “I am so proud that we have the opportunity to present some of our favourite stars from the Under The Apple Tree sessions at the inaugural Country Music Week. Our WhisperingBobTV YouTube channel has now had more than one million hits and has become a vital platform to showcase once-in-a-lifetime acoustic performances by established and emerging artists alike.”
SETH ENNIS Singer/songwriter, Seth Ennis, is poised for a breakout in 2017, with early nods as a star on the rise being named as an artist to watch by CMT, Pandora, The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone Country and a CMT “Listen Up Artist.” The 24 year-old multi-instrumentalist, co-wrote, co-produced and played all parts on the recorded version of his debut single “Woke Up In Nashville,” has garnered a reputation in the Nashville music community for having an artistic vision to which has no boundaries. Hailing from Georgia, but now rooted deeply in Music City, Seth Ennis made his international debut at the C2C festival in March 2017, and returns to the UK for Country Music Week and to support Little Big Town on their UK tour.
CATHERINE McGRATH Country music’s newest UK talent hails from the rural outskirts of Belfast. Nineteen-year-old Catherine McGrath’s passion for the sound was initially won over by Taylor Swift’s self-titled album and then she delved deeper into the genre’s new era of talent, including Kacey Musgraves and Dan + Shay. “The reason I love country so because there’s such of range of things you can sing about and it’s so honest.” Coming from a music loving family, McGrath first took up the guitar as an accompaniment for her voice. Newly signed to Warner Bros. Records her debut EP is entitled, One.
ROBERT VINCENT An award-winning singer songwriter from Liverpool who has recently supported Paul Carrack on tour for the third time, Robert Vincent and has been receiving rave reviews. Bob Harris joined the ranks of his admirers after seeing him play live at an event called Bluebird at the Bluecoat which brought the legendary Bluebird Cafe from Nashville to Liverpool. Bob invited Robert to record one of his Under The Apple Tree Sessions in his home studio and also for his Radio 2 show. Clearly this consolidated Harris’ admiration for this talented musician as he awarded Robert the prestigious and first ever Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award for Americana UK describing him as ”absolutely magnetic”.
WILDWOOD KIN Wildwood Kin, a family trio formed in Exeter, borrow heavily from early folk influences, but their extraordinary debut album delves deeply in to other genres. Sisters Emillie Key, Beth Key and their cousin Meghann Loney all sing, swapping leads on original songs, and joining forces on harmonies that have become their trademark, inviting comparisons with the likes of Crosby, Stills and Nash and Fleetwood Mac. Tipped by Jo Whiley, Mark Radcliffe, Steve Wright and Bob Harris and having previously toured with Seth Lakeman and Ward Thomas, the band play several UK headline shows and festivals this year which includes both the Glastonbury , BBC Radio 2’s ‘Festival In A Day’ in Hyde Park and the Cambridge Folk Festival. Having recently signed to the newly re-launched Sony imprint Silvertone, the alt folk band will release their much-anticipated debut album Turning Tides in August.
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