Coming up at Sheffield Greystones tomorrow (Saturday 1st October) I’m delighted to be hosting excellent Americana/folk quartet Hatful of Rain. Based in the Brighton area, this talented band features fiddle, mandolin, guitar, double bass and banjo, as well as great singing from chief songwriter Chloe Overton (and some lovely harmonies too). Their music includes a lot of original material, influenced by Americana, folk and bluegrass but with their own distinctive stamp, and they’ve released two full-length albums, plus an EP of their favourite traditional songs on their latest release, Climb the Air.
With support and recommendations from across the folk and Americana scene, including radio play on the Mike Harding Show and Bob Harris on BBC Radio Two, Hatful of Rain have made quite an impact in the last few years, and were also nominated in the Spiral Earth Awards in 2015. They’re a really entertaining live band and I hope you’ll join us for their first visit to Sheffield on Saturday. Advance tickets are just £10, from the Greystones bar (12pm-6pm) or online at wegottickets.com (please note 10% booking fee online):