When The New Madrids, Perth's masters of Transatlantic Country Soul added the guitar and vocal of Ian Hutchison they hit on the rock edge that has made them one of the best live bands to emerge from Scotland in recent years .
The CD "Through The Heart Of Town", was listed in the R2 Magazines top 3 of 2014 .
They love to break the show down and play acoustic listening rooms too.
Watch out for them at Festivals all over Europe this summer, including the headline spot at our home Festival - Americana Cavalcade at Perth Racecourse which is part of the Gold Cup Weekend - June 6th 2015.
The Slim Panatellas are joined by Les Cowley Alasdair Bodhran and Bruce MacGregor at Blazin In Beauly 12 October 2014.
The Slim Panatella's play home grown hand rolled Highland Hokum original Blues on Guitars and violins made from wine boxes and cigar boxes, banjos made from warming pans and dog bowls, and bass guitars made from bicycle parts formed the focus of an exhibition at Ig:LU in Inverness and was the venue for Cigarbox Dons first album "The Very Dab" (available below). Artist and musician Don Jack, otherwise known as Cigarbox Don, makes and plays these unusual instruments. These have led Don into magical adventures, playing with Rob Ellen on tea-chest bass (and an ever changing number of guests) as The Slim Panatellas. The Slims play in some unusual venues from a cigarbox guitar festival in France to The Scottish Parliament. The exhibition ran for 2 weeks in November 2013 and featured live music events with some of our friends (we have posted photos and posters.
We were invited opening this Festival on October 6th 2012, since then we have returned every year for The BSA Festival in France.
This year we were invited to perform in The Scottish Parliament for The Abolition 2,000 conference, we also played The Traditional Festival In Edinburgh and The Belladrum Festival in The Highlands, we have been invited to open up this years Blazing In Beauly Festival in October and are travelling to Portugal for the first time in December for The JDO Winter Gathering.
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Its been a great Festival and House Concert year for The Slim Panatellas, we've appeared at The Westend Festival Glasgow, The Trad Festival Edinburgh, Americana Cavalcade Perth, The Belladrum Festival Inverness, The French International BSA Cigar Box Festival Paris, and Blazin In Beauly, here in the Highlands and we have been invited out to The JDO Winter Gathering in Portugal 5 6…Continue
Posted on October 13, 2014 at 17:10 — 3 Comments
I'm delighted to announce Cigar Box Don and I (The Slim Panatella's) and extra Slim Panatella, Hamish Roberts will be opening the first ever French Festival for Cigar Box Guitars.
Old Time Home Grown Hand Built Cigar Box Music "Pure Hokum"…
Posted on September 7, 2012 at 12:00