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Roots Sessions – Al O’Kane Band / Ben Hutcheson
Wednesday, 4 July @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Roots Sessions in the Grain Bar
Free entry / every Wednesday from 8.45pm
Al O’Kane is a West Country troubadour who folds Jimi Hendrix into the sound of Celtic resistance rock n’ roll. Part Waterboys, part Velvet Underground, Al’s music is a cry foraction nestled into a fiery acoustic blend. Having played Glastonbury Festival and numerous gigs alongside the likes of Eddie Martin, Martha Tilston, Kevin Ayers, Cara Dillon, Nick Harper and Seth Lakeman . Al will be touring his debut album “Oort Cloud Visitor”. The album was mixed and co-produced by Steve Evans (Robert Plant, Goldfrapp) and features a fantastic group of acoustic musicians.
“beautiful and catchy songs” (BBC Somerset).
Ben Hutcheson is a young singer/songwriter from the South West England, with a wisdom beyond his years. His lyrics tackle universal themes such as love and loss, yet also weave captivating stories, with a contemporary feel. He bridges the gap between Passenger, Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw making him an act to look for in the near future.
With a warm, rich voice he expresses emotion and authenticity and makes a genuine connection with his audience.”- Julianne Regan (All About Eve)