Cumbrae Promotions Limited have announced the inaugural edition of Country In The Afternoon, a new mini-festival of fine country and Americana music.
Running from 12.30 until 5pm on each of Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June 2019, Country In The Afternoon will present an amazing cross section of US and UK artists in the wonderful environment that is The Half Moon at 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1EU. Patrons will be able to enjoy great music in the renowned music venue (tickets are £25 for the weekend or £15 each day), superb food and drinks and an excellent beer garden. What more could one ask for?
First up on Saturday will be Zoee, last year’s Millport Country Music Festival’s Emerging Talent Showcase winner, whose last single, Town, went straight to Number 1 on the Scottish New Music All Genre chart. Her songwriting, singing and playing will enthral listeners.
After releasing three EPs, Two Ways Home are currently working on their debut album of original material in their unique alt-country/folk style. Great live, Two Ways Home (Isabelle Mariee and Lewis Fowler) are destined for big things in the future.
Next up will be The Blue Highways, who have quickly cemented themselves as a fixture on the Americana scene in the UK. Having built a reputation as a commanding live act driven by big vocals, close harmonies, and narrative led songs. They have already supported some of the biggest acts in the genre.
The Saturday headliner’s identity will be announced in the coming weeks.
Sunday will kick off with Katee Kross & The Amberjax, a trio who are carving out a promising career in their native Scotland. Already three albums in and another on the way, Katee is a prodigious writer of memorable songs, with a lovely voice that wraps itself around those lucky enough to hear it.
In his first appearance in London in over 20 years, Russ Tolman, founder of 80’s Paisley Underground band True West, has crafted a long career as a singer/songwriter highlighted by seven critically acclaimed solo albums that mix Americana, folk and roots into a unique mixture that is all his own. His eighth album, Goodbye El Dorado, will be released in April and showcases some of his finest songwriting yet.
Morganway has developed a sound built on a love for multi-layered vocal harmonies, driven guitar riffs and distinctive fiddle flourishes, bound by raw, honest songwriting. Their collective obsession with ‘70s West Coast rock is also met with a love of Brit Rock, folk and modern Americana.
The promoters are beyond delighted to present Jesse Dayton as Country In the Afternoon’s Sunday headliner. One of the finest guitarists ever to play country, Jesse has featured on albums by Jennings, Cash, Nelson, Price, Bush and Campbell, as well as releasing a string of solo albums, most recently The Outsider, which covers all of the country music style bases. He also has a new covers album on the way. With one of the hardest touring bands out there, Jesse Dayton delivers a terrific performance every time.
Tickets are available fromhttps://tickets.halfmoon.co.uk/events/2019-06-01-country-in-the-afternoon-festival-half-moon-putney and https://tickets.halfmoon.co.uk/events/2019-06-02-country-in-the-afternoon-festival-half-moon-putney.