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The Grahams and Friends - New album and 2017 UK tour dates

The Grahams

Nashville based duo The Grahams will visit the UK early in 2017 for a very special tour. The dates will include a screening of their acclaimed documentary 'Rattle The Hocks' complete with Q&A. To coincide with the shows a new album 'The Grahams and Friends (Live In Studio)' compiles tracks from the deluxe version of their last record 'Glory Bound' and the soundtrack to 'Rattle The Hocks'  and will be released January 27th 2017. Those tour dates and loads more about The Grahams follows:

Dynamic Nashville-based Americana duo The Grahams announce the release of The Grahams and Friends (Live in Studio), a combined collection of songs from Rattle the Hocks (the soundtrack from the film), and the deluxe edition of their 2015 album Glory Bound, none of which have previously been released in the UK or Ireland.

Their friends include Cody & Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Sara & Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek, Watkins Family), John C. Stubblefield & Rick Steff (Lucero), Kenneth Pattengale (Milk Carton Kids), John Fullbright, Davíd Garza, Alvin Youngblood Hart and many more.

The original Glory Bound album, produced by Wes Sharon and largely co-written with childhood friend Bryan McCann, was inspired by the Grahams’ rail-riding expedition into the heart of American roots music. At the time, Doug Graham explained, “The dream is to play with as many great people as we can, and share the music as much as we can.” They certainly achieve the first goal with these songs, which feature some of the finest talents in folk/Americana.

“It was pretty much a free-for-all in the studio for five days,” Alyssa says. “People were popping in hourly and picking up all kinds of instruments.” They’re not even sure exactly who did what in some cases, but there’s no mistaking the voices of John Fullbright, Sara and Sean Watkins, the Milk Carton Kids, Susannah Choffel and Garza, who trade leads and harmonies as featured artists.

Rattle the Hocks, directed and produced by Cody Dickinson (son of late auteur, legendary James Dickinson and founding member of the North Mississippi Allstars) is a musical documentary that captures The Grahams relentless journey to explore the relationship between railroads and American roots music-though what's inadvertently captured is a husband and wife obtaining their American dream.

There is a special connection between American folk music and the railroad that has no parallel elsewhere in the world. Rail lines stitch together the sprawling fabric of American song. As writers of Americana music, our goal is to draw on the deep, recurring sources of American folk culture, giving them new shape
— The Grahams

The Grahams · February-March 2017 UK Tour with screening of their award-winning documentary short Rattle The Hocks and Q&A



Wed 22      Sheffield                                   The Greystones

Thu 23       Shrewsbury                              Henry Tudor House

Fri 24        Bury                                          The Met, Studio Theatre

Sat 25     Liverpool                                   Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Music Room

Sun 26      Gateshead                                 Sage Gateshead, Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Tue 28       Settle                                       Victoria Hall



Wed 1       Newbury                                   Arlington Arts Centre

Thu 2        Fareham                                   Ashcroft Arts Centre

Fri 3          Salisbury                                  Salisbury Arts Centre

Sat 4         Leeds                                        Seven Arts Centre

Sun 5        Bristol                                       The Lantern

Tue 7        Shoreham                                 Ropetackle Arts Centre

Wed 8       South Woodchester, nr. Stroud     The Convent

Thu 9        London                                     Kings Place, Hall Two

About The Grahams

Alyssa and Doug Graham have spent nearly their entire lives exploring music together. Friends since she was 7 and he was 9, they became a couple in their teens, then husband and wife. Somewhere along the way, they also became The Grahams, a dynamic Americana duo who've married their love of adventure with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors. Their first song-crafting expedition, along the Mississippi's Great River Road, became their 2013 debut, Riverman's Daughter. For its follow-up, Glory Bound, they rode the rails - and wound up recording not only a studio album, but Rattle The Hocks, a documentary and live album recorded on the move and in venues from Sun Studio to Amtrak's famed City of New Orleans train