On Sunday April 18th, WagonWheel Presents... welcomes our latest trans-Atlantic visitor, Stephanie Lambring to The Grapes stage. Stephanie is making her second visit to the UK where she'll be recording a session with BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris and is also lined up to appear at this summer's Maverick festival. Joining us for the evening's entertainment we're also delighted to have York's Mark Wynn who returns in support of his new album 'Backstreet Ballads & Assorted Wrecks'. Opening the show will be young folk troubadour Ben Stevenson. Doors open at 7.45pm with the show starting at 8pm. Advance tickets priced at £4 are available from Wegottickets.com (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/73206
). Entry on the night will be £5.
Stephanie Lambring is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in Nashville, whose music has reached ears around the world. Heavily influenced by Patty Griffin, her songs and intimate performances reflect a world-weariness and awareness that reflect artists such as Gillian Welch and Jewel.
With her acclaimed debut album 'Lonely To Alone' having come to the attention of Bob Harris she's been invited along for a live session which you can hear on BBC Radio 2 on April 3rd.
"An astonishingly mature debut from a nascent star. Major labels should be queuing round the block" Rock 'n' Reel Magazine
A veteran of 5 bands, including notably Hijack Oscar and Boss Caine, Mark Wynn is now heading out on his own. Following his self titled debut solo EP of blues edged country, steeped in the influence of the likes of Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle which was released in 2009, Mark is back with his first full length solo album. 'Backstreet Ballads and Assorted Wrecks (part one)' is out now, with part two soon to follow.
Raised on the classic rock of Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd and Lynyrd Skynyrd then later discovering Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley and English folk guitarists, Ben's music is open to influence from anywhere. As a sideman he has played in a variety of bands ranging from heavy rock to ska-punk and funk before settling with his passion for song writing. From his earliest bands Ben has always sought to develop his song writing skills. His sound features stripped down acoustic guitar with a laid back yet powerful voice singing honest narrative reflections.
He writes about whatever is on his mind, from his Grandfather's experiences in the mines, inherited features, love for his fiance, his admiration of Jaco Pastorius, the war, the weather and much more. With a voice capable of going from a whisper to a scream in the blink of an eye and subtle guitar playing to coax the listener in, Ben is fast gaining a reputation on the Sheffield folk scene for his captivating performances.
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