More names for Maverick Festival

Maverick Festival

Celebrating its 12th anniversary as the UK’s first and finest Americana festival, Maverick Festival returns on July 5th – 7th, and we are pleased to announce new additions to this years line up.

Set amongst the picturesque Victorian farm buildings of Easton Farm Park, the site is nestled deep in the Suffolk countryside, yet only two hours from London. The three day festival presents music performances, film and workshops and features over forty different artists, across six stages indoors and out.

Maverick Festival is renowned for spotting rising stars and getting there first:showcasing the most authentic and talented musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. Over the past decade, organisers have stuck to what they believe in, presenting exciting and inspiring line-ups year after year.

“This year we are pushing the musical boundaries of Americana even further with the addition of some classic Cajun and a Friday night focus on bluegrass.” – Paul Spencer – Curator

This year Maverick Festival will be celebrating bluegrass on the Friday night, with performances from Old Crow Medicine show’s Chance McCoy, Lowly Strung and Philadelphia’s Man About A Horse. Saturday’s programme will include a celebration of the protest song, introduced by the comedian / musician Rich Hall who will also present his celebrated Hoe-down.

Other additions to the festival line-up include London based five-piece Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band; a banjo-whacking, guitar-shredding, fiddle-sawing, foot-stomping, whiskey-soaked, all-female outfit! Since 2014, they have been delighting crowds spanning the blues, rock, Americana, indie, folk and country scenes with their high-energy live show and utterly unique brand of musical badassery. We also welcome the return of Muscle Shoals native Hannah Aldridge, the queen of southern gothic rock.

The sun always shines and the music is magic. Come talent spotting at Maverick 2019 – we have a lot to live up to!

As well as the musical talent, the festival also features a spacious campsite, bell tent meadow and tipi village, as well as a carefully selected range of delicious foodstands catering to meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike. pizza, paella and pasta, Mexican chilli, duck pancakes & crepes, hog-roast and hand-made burgers, all washed down with freshly squeezed lemonade & freshly ground coffee, local Suffolk cider and a selection of regional ales, wine and craft beers including the Big Drop Brewery‘s award winning non-alcoholic pale ale.

Also new this year, festival organisers have teamed with the One boxed water company to ensure the festival is plastic bottle-free!

AGS CONNOLLY // AMY LOTT // BROKEN BONES MATILDA // BROKEN ISLANDS // CHANCE MCCOY// COPPER VIPER // DANA IMMANUEL & THE STOLEN BAND // DANIEL KEMISH // DON GALLARDO // DREW YOUNG // FIRE IN THE MEADOW HALLELUJA TRAILS // HANNAH ALDRIDGE // IMOGEN CLARKE // JD HOBSON // KENNY ROBY //  KEV WATFORD & KELLY BAYFIELD // LACHLAN BRYAN & THE WILDES // LILLY WINWOOD // LUNCH SPECIAL //
MAN ABOUT A HORSE //
MARY ELAINE JENKINS // MASSY FERGUSON //
NO COWARD SOUL // NORTON MONEY //
RACHEL HARRINGTON // RESONANT ROGUES //
RICH HALL // ROBBIE CAVANAGH // SARAH SAVOY//
THE BLACK FEATHERS // THE BOMBADILS //
THE BROTHER BROTHERS // THE CRUX //
THE HENRY BROTHERS // THE LOWLY STRUNG // VINCENT CROSS…and more

Tickets

Ranger £110.00
Weekend ticket with admission to all stages and includes up to TWO nights camping Friday and Saturday

Juniper £50.00
Weekend ticket with or without camping for 16-18 year olds.

Wrangler £85.00
Weekend ticket with admission to all stages No Camping

Rustler £50.00
Day ticket, Saturday only

Nighthawk £30.00
Friday night only

Holy Roller £25.00
Sunday only
Tenderfoot £25.00

Children 10-15 yrs, under 10’s go free

Festival website: www.maverickfestival.co.uk

Hannah Aldridge releases second album, Gold Rush

Hannah Aldridge

In literature and in songwriting, the American South is where writers go to face their fears. Hannah Aldridge doesn’t just dip her pen into the well of the South, the Muscle Shoals native embodies it. With every song, she’s facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt.

Gold Rush is Hannah Aldridge’s second album, a follow up to her 2014 debut Razor Wire. While that album launched her career, drew the attention of music writers and sent her touring across the world, Gold Rush shows a more mature and introspective artist with more life experience – and music experience – under her belt.

The honesty Hannah Aldridge crafts into each track is off-set by her stubborn, maybe defiant, nature, which gives her music a hopeful silver lining.

“I start writing with ‘this is how I’m feeling and I need to talk about it.’ Doing that helps me sort out my own thoughts on it. My music is an introspective look at the things that happened in my life. It’s me trying to sort through and put feelings into words”, she said.

Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Muscle Shoals legend Walt Aldridge. An Alabama Music Hall of Famer, Walt Aldridge is a prolific and decorated songwriter of countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty.

Mixing her personal life and the sounds of her hometown, Hannah Aldridge’s new album also draws in influences from across the rock genre. Working with people with one foot in country music and one foot in rock, Hannah Aldridge makes a fresh kind of Southern Rock styled by Southern Gothic storytelling. You can hear it in Gold Rush’s ode to burning out, or in the yearning of ‘Burning Down Birmingham’, and anthem-for-the-lonely ‘No Heart Left Behind’ – a track that is shot-through with wild riffs.

Recorded at Creative Workshop in Nashville, Hannah Aldridge worked with Muscle Shoals writers such as Mark Naramore, Tosha Hill, Matt Johnson and Brad Crisler and artists such as Andrew Combs, Ashley McBryde, Don Gallardo, Ryan Beaver, and Sadler Vaden on “Gold Rush.” She teamed up with Jordan Dean and M. Allen Parker, who were instrumental in working on her new album, and finally finishing by calling on her Dad, Walt Aldridge, to master the record. In total, Hannah Aldridge compiled a team of distinct talents to work with her. With their help, Hannah Aldridge has put together a progressive, creative and memorable body of work.

“It’s about being self-destructive”, Aldridge said of her new album. “That is the underlying tone. The album goes back to when I was younger, and after touching on that, to now. In ‘Aftermath,’ the very first line is: ‘I was born in a crossfire.’ It starts from day one.”

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