Saturday 12 February, 2022. 7.30pm doors.
£14 plus booking fee if bought online, tickets also available at the venue less booking fee.
Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them. Hailing from Waco, now based in Nashville via Brooklyn, Dickenson spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful Americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe.
Over the last 8 years, Jarrod has toured the UK and Europe relentlessly, building a formidable and fiercely loyal fan base in the process. Breakout performances at Glastonbury, Black Deer and Cambridge Folk Festival, along with recent tours supporting legendary artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Don McLean, and The Waterboys as well as his own headline tours have seen Dickenson’s audience grow exponentially. In the autumn of 2019 Dickenson embarked upon his biggest headline tour to date, resulting in a 13-date fully sold out tour across the UK.
Jarrod’s new album, Ready The Horses, which received a major label release in the UK is another step forward for the artist. Where The Lonesome Traveler was rich with folksy storytelling and largely acoustic instrumentation, Ready The Horses dives head-first into the whiskey-soaked worlds of soul and junkyard blues, while retaining Dickenson’s knack for telling a captivating story. It’s louder and electrified with an intensity that can’t be denied. Recorded live straight to 2” tape in a studio on the southeast coast of England, Ready The Horses is filled with punchy horns and big Hammond organ swells, infectious melodies and most importantly, incredibly well-crafted songs. The album has a sense of urgency and potency that grips the listener from the get-go, straps them in and takes them on a journey.
Hot off the heels of his critically acclaimed album, Ready The Horses, released worldwide in May 2020, Dickenson is back with a tip of the hat to his home state of Texas with Under A Texas Sky. The five-song EP celebrates the music and musicians of The Lone Star State, and shows its rich and diverse musical heritage. Dickenson endeavoured to reimagine songs from Texas-born artists such as Roy Orbison, Esther Phillips, Willie Nelson, Doug Sahm and Guy Clark to offer a bold, earthy and honest collection of Texas tunes.
"His songs carry an independent spirit and grit... a hard-bitten, yet romantic eye that seems bred into Lone Star Songwriters" -Q Magazine
"A smokey-toned Texan with a smooth line in Country-Soul..." -Uncut Magazine
“A voice like a young Tom Waits...Jarrod Dickenson's songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for.” - No Depression
"A smokey, filthy, Waitsy, Cohen-Inflected piece of subterranean melodrama...and I like it." -Shaun Keaveny, BBC Radio 6 Music
"If you can catch him, you should...he reminds me of this cat, Gram Parsons" - Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2