Whatever you think of their current tweeting president, America’s musical heritage is exceptionally rich and varied. Like the country itself, the music reflects the flow of immigrants bringing their own cultures with them. The result is some truly surprising sounds that are the perfect accompaniment for a summer party, community BBQ, travel event or just for the sheer heck of it! Enjoy, y’all!
The Boys blend the sounds of the Cajun accordion, fiddle, guitar and drums into straight down the line Cajun music. Discover soulful two steps and waltzes, gentle lyrics in English and French, and some flat-out fun dance music for the authentic sound of old-time Louisiana.
“Infectious dance music as the best Cajun musicians in Britain come together.”
Country bluegrass music with duelling banjo and mandolin powering a sound that’ll have heads bobbing and toes tapping until your muscles ache. Add the twist of classic pop and rock classics played in this infectiously entertaining style, and you’ve the ideal entertainment for almost any outside summertime event. Listen to their demo tracks – they are awesome!
“Hot pickin’ from Hackney. An exhilarating session!”
Andy Kershaw, Radio 1
Love the sounds of Nashville? Now hear Trashville – country-noir and trash rock ’n roll that never takes itself too seriously. Flat out fun with top musicians with more stage experience that you can shake a tour-battered Stetson at, these guys take country and rock classics and shake them down hard. Expect wild stage antics and some “ripe” lyrics, so best for grown-up events!
“Every kind of music they take on board ends up at the side of the road with a bemused look on its face and no fifty bucks.”
Foot-stompin’ songs in traditional roots style that grab your attention and hold it in a firm grip from start to finish. Like all the acts on this list, hearing is believing, so check out their demo tracks on their profile page. Just don’t watch their Jumping Flea video unless you want to be humming the refrain all day long – it’s the ultimate ear worm!
“This brilliant trio plays bluegrass, gospel and rockabilly as if their lives and loves depended on it – tuneful originals full of superior lyrics.”
If you love the giants of country past and present, you’ll love Debi’s country tribute show. This exceptional vocalist and her band cover classic country songs by some of country music’s finest singers, from Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Dolly Parton, to Carrie Underwood and Shania Twain. Check out her demo video on her profile page to see just how good this country music act looks – and sounds.
“Apart from having a brilliant, versatile voice, Debi is a true show-woman who really knows how to play to her audience, whatever the age range. She brought the house down each time.”
KINGS ARMS, Brislington, Bristol
And there’s more