Listen again to the great Ralph McLean chatting to Hub founder Rob Ellen on BBC Radio Ulster about his quest to encourage concerts in peoples own homes, when the Medicine Show toured Ireland this year with Chuck Hawthorne and Libby Koch (featuring interview and session with them too) 35 minutes into the show.(click picture)
He is the latest storyteller in his family’s 200-year old tradition, and learnt the famous Jack Tales early on. Jerry received a Grammy nomination in 2008 for his spoken word CD Standing at the Corner of Walk and Don’t Walk,
"A real southern gent, and great guitar picking poet story teller".
3.45pm - 4.15 Dave Sharp www.davesharp.com
Guitarist with Welsh Stadium Rockers The Alarm. When the band imploded Dave took to hard travelling the back roads of America Woody Guthrie Style, looking to regain his muse and eventually finding it in New Orleans, where he spent 10 years perfecting his art, these days touring solo and in the process of recording a new Band album to be released soon.
"Dave Sharp Song Driven Guitar Star"
4.15 - 4-55 Davy Cowan and The Storm Chasers www.davycowan.com
Local hero Davy Cowan is also a Dave Sharp fan of old and recently Dave has help Davy with his latest album The Journey, released to national and international acclaim earlier this summer, Davy and The Storm Chaser play a unique brand of Celtic Driven song based Rock and Reel and are welcome across Europe as well as across the Highlands and particularly welcome here on The Potting Shed Stage.
5.00pm 5.45pm Catford http://www.myspace.com/bandcalledcatford
Catford, are something of an Aberdeen super group, featuring multi-instrumentalists and singer/songwriters Steve Crawford and Davy Cattanach, + Davy’s former Old Blind Dogs bandmate. the amazing Jonny Hardie on fiddle. Catford have just released a new album, "Chronicles", driven by Steve and Davy’s percussion and guitar and underpinned by Jonny’s luxuriant strings,
"Exquisite songs, jaw-dropping harmonies and virtuoso musicianship"
6.00pm 6.30pm The Wellgreen www.myspace.com/thewellgreen
The Wellgreen - psychedelic, folk rock band from Killearn & Duntocher, Scotland. Debut album "The Wellgreens" was released to widespread acclaim earlier this year
6.30pm 7.15pm Jason Ringenberg www.jasonringenberg
Jason Ringenberg is an American classic, lead singer of Jason & the Scorchers. Ringenberg was especially influential in the mid-1980s in the vanguard of the indie country/rock fusion Paisley movement. His music, and that of similar bands, served as the roots for the "alt country" genre that would arise in the 1990s
legendary Nashville singer-songwriter and alt-country /cow-punk pioneer
Adhock and informal Guerrilla Stage Line Up TBC on the day!
Our climax act of the first day at Belladrum 2011 - Rob Ellen says
"On a weekend that does seem to have a strong nostalgic pull, personally I am delighted to host and welcome, two of my favourite all time musicians Champion Doug Veitch and Rise Kagona. The Doug Veitch self styled Cajun king of Caledonian swing of my youth, introduced me through his numerous John Peel Sessions to a world of exotic styles of roots music forms in one glorious band, he is a true pioneer of the genre that went on to be called "World Music". It was he who first went to Zimbabwe and discovered The Bhundu Boys took them to The UK, released their first album, resulting in the gates of African music opening to the other continents of the globe, and the rest is now music history. Rise Kagona is a founder of said African giants and a Guitar Hero, who's style of playing founded a whole genre "Harare Jit" now living in Scotland and playing with his old friend in this extra-ordinary combo.
"Harare Jit meets Scottish Jig"
Present Company from Brisbane, Australia are four musicians with a passion for organically created music. Their unique sound is created via bass fiddle, violin, mandolin, banjo, guitar and four voices which are blended, old style, through the single microphone that the boys dance around. Their heroes range from Bill Monroe to The Strokes and from to old time bluegrass to contemporary acoustic music; their repertoire consists of quirky original songs and tunes written by the band as well as some cover versions which may surprise. The band have been delighting festival crowds up and down Australia since 2011 and are currently working hard on their new CD (due mid - 2012) In July 2012, they take their music overseas for the first time with a tour of Scotland.
Adhock and informal Guerrilla Stage Line UP TBC on The Day!
8pm - 9pm The Potting Shed Stage All Stars and Square Wheels Sponsors Choice Guests Stars
9.00pm 10.45pm Counter Feat (Sponsors Choice)
"Scotlands leading Little Feat Tribute band"
"These guys rock" - Paul Barrere (Little Feat)
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