This Autumn sees a special European tour featuring three of Americana (and beyond) elder statesmen, combining forces. Each artist playing their own set, but also collaborating with each other.
WARNER E HODGES made his name as a founder member of Americana Lifetime Achievement award recipients, Jason & The Scorchers, the band widely cited as the first country rock or cow punk band, the band based around his pioneering guitar sound, equal parts Jimmy Page and Don Rich.
As well as the Scorchers, Warner is a member of Dan Baird’s Homemade Sin and has played with Atlanta legends Drivin n Cryin.
He’s also managed to pursue a successful solo career and this tour sees him supporting a new solo album, that lists Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites), Tom Pettersson (Cheap Trick), Brad Pemberton (Steve Earle & The Dukes) and Joe Blanton (Bluefield) as his house band.
ERIC “Roscoe” AMBEL - came to prominence as the guitarist with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, playing on the classic I Love Rock n Roll album. From there, he formed the Del-Lords (also featuring members of the Dictators and Cracker). At the same time, he forged a reputation as a innovative producer, clients included Nils Lofgren and the Bottle Rockets. Next up was the alt supergroup The Yayhoos (Dan Baird, Terry Anderson and Keith Christopher). In 2000 he accepted an offer to join Steve Earle and the Dukes, playing on the controversial Jerusalem and Grammy Award winning The Revolution Starts….Now.
Webb Wilder - before there were Kings Of Leon, Keys of Black or White of Jack in Nashville, there was Webb Wilder. Wilder combines the straight-ahead rock & roll with surf guitar of the Ventures and twang of Duane Eddy, drawing on the feel of blues, R&B, country/rockabilly and film noir. His sound incorporates influence from Americana music as well as from the British Invasion.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£14 on the Door
Tickets: £12 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk