On the North York Moors

Ramsay Midwood

Fri 12 October 2007

The best all-star electric country blues outfit in the world at ' the greatest small venue on Earth.' This show features 4 incredible US Americana / roots singer-songwriters playing together in arguably the meanest kick-ass, back-kitchen, shuffling country blues combo in the history of rock and roll.

Austin, Texas-based Ramsay Midwood - who's played with ARLO GUTHRIE, WILLIE NELSON and RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT - is a true one-off, his style somewhere between JJ CALE and JOHNNY DOWD, with bits of MICHAEL HURLEY, TOM WAITS and the young BILLY JOE SHAVER thrown in. Tony Gilkyson (Eliza's brother), best-known as former guitarist with LA punk / alt.country outfit X, CHUCK E WEISS and JOHN DOE, is now stepping out on his own with a terrific headline show. Kip Boardman stands for quirky rootsy pop, nodding along the way to influences as diverse as early ROLLING STONES, NILSSON, REDBONE, STEELY DAN and JOHNNY CASH...while Texas bass man Mike Nicolai is another undiscovered gem occupying stylistic territory not a million miles from BOB DYLAN, RAY DAVIES and PAUL WESTERBERG...

Ramsay Midwood website

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