The Nashville – Style ‘In The Round’ concert tour opens in Manchester on Thursday 11 October.
Each artist will play a selection of songs from their respective past and present releases, combine on duets and never seen before collaborations, and share the stories behind their songs.
There has been a last minute change to the original line up as Lizanne Knott had to pull out of the UK shows due to unexpected medical news. Her shoes will be filled on the opening night by the highly regarded US country singer Sarah Darling. The following dates will see breakthrough UK vocalist, Laura Oakes on the road – winner of not just one but 2 British Country Music Association Female Vocalist Of The Year Awards!
Jesse Terry: New England-based singer / songwriter has made it his mission to share his love of music fully and completely, without regard for shading his emotions or tempering his convictions. The ability to create a connections, to bare his soul and express his feeling through his gongs has been the defining thread in a career that began in 2010 with The Runner through to his latest critically acclaimed released Stargazer and Natural
“Stargazer, nigh perfect, sweeps you in and on first hearing overwhelms… this is music to revel in, so just revel till the starlight fades.” / RnR Magazine
Michael Logen: “Grammy-Nominated Folk/Americana artist Michael Logen is based in Nashville, but also tours extensively throughout the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands and Denmark. He has opened for artists like John Legend, John Hiatt, Mat Kearney, Jonny Lang and India.Arie and his music can be heard on NPR, BBC, VH1 and TV shows like, “Nashville”, “Suits”, “Parenthood”, “One Tree Hill” and “The Fosters”. Also a Grammy-winning, Platinum-selling Songwriter, Michael’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Mat Kearney, Jonny Lang, Paul Carrack, The Greencards, Will Hoge, Delerium and many others.
“Mark him down as one to watch, very closely” – AmericanaUK
Laura Oakes : Laura has enjoyed live dates at some of the UK’s most prestigious festivals and support slots including The Shires and Ward Thomas. Her lastest acoustic EP “Nashville Stole Your Girl” ranked number 5 in the iTunes UK Country Music Charts, receiving much critical acclaim and a session on Bob Harris’ BBC Radio 2 Country show.
“Laura has one of the most powerful, exciting voices in UK Country” – Ben Earle, The Shires