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Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro - Static In The Wires UK Tour

Harley Kimbro Tour

The duo of Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro will release their new album of blues-Americana 'Static In The Wires' on February 10th. The duo will support the release with an extensive UK tour in March 2017. More about the duo, tour dates and a sample of tracks from the album follows:

Static in the Wires is the new album from blues-Americana singer-songwriter Martin Harley and bass player extraordinaire Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas, Larkin Poe).

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Static in the Wires is his seventh album and the second with Daniel. The two first met through mutual friend, Sam Lewis, at Hippie Jack’s music festival in Crawford Tennessee. After a brief backstage rehearsal the two took to the stage for an hour of largely improvised music. A few weeks later they were cutting a record at Zac Brown’s iconic Southern Ground studios. Their live shows bring aspects of blues, Americana and folk to the table; Martin playing a 100 year Weissenborn (Hawaiian acoustic lap guitar), while Daniel beats scratches and bows a double bass to create an unexpected array of textures and sounds.

Harley Kimbro Static cover art

Static in the Wires was tracked live at Wow & Flutter Studios in East Nashville over four days. Engineered and mixed by analogue guru Joe V. McMahan making use of every corner of the space. The drums sounded great in the kitchen and if you listen carefully you can hear the freight trains rolling past. At one point heavily armed police sealed off the area to conduct a manhunt.

Mixing elements of Santo & Johnny, JJ Cale and Taj Mahal, Static in the Wires follows 2015’s Live at Southern Ground, glowingly described by The Observer as “A spellbinding 50 minutes”

Guests on Static in the Wires include multiple Grammy Award-winner Jerry Douglas (Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton), Derek Mixon (Chris Stapleton, Sam Lewis), and Micah Hulsher (Alabama Shakes).

Martin has headlined Music City Roots in Nashville, performed on the Cayamo Cruise with Chris Stapleton, toured coast to coast with ZZ Ward and Delta Rae and opened for Iron & Wine, Bruce Hornsby, Five for Fighting, World Party, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa amongst others. His music has featured on hit TV shows The Vampire Diaries and Banshee among others. In summer 2016 Martin and Daniel played Winnipeg, Vancouver, Canmore and Calgary Folk Music Festival as well as shows in the Caribbean, the US and Europe.

Daniel has played the Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, the Tennessee Theatre, Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, MerleFest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Stordfest, The Kate Wolf Folk Festival, The Edmonton Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Blue Note Tokyo, Chateau St. Michelle, Jammin at Hippie Jack’s andmany more.



Fri 3             Leicester                        The Donkey

Sat 4            Barton upon Humber      The Ropewalk

Sun 5           Gateshead                      Sage Gateshead

Tue 7           Perth                              Inchyra Arts Club

Wed 8          Glasgow                         Cottiers

Thu 9           Manchester                    Band on the Wall

Fri 10           Liverpool                        Liverpool Philharmonic

Sat 11          Barnsley                         The Civic

Tue 14         Wimborne                       Tivoli Theatre

Wed 15        Farnham                         Farnham Maltings

Thu 16         London                           The Forge

Fri 17           Canterbury                     The Marlowe Theatre

Sat 18          Lewes                             The Con Club

Tue 21         Cardiff                            St David’s Hall

Wed 22        Bristol                            The Lantern, Colston Hall

Thu 23         Exeter                            Exeter Phoenix

Fri 24           Falmouth                        Princess Pavilion

Sat 25          Dorchester                     Dorchester Corn Exchange

Sun 26         Didcot                             Cornerstone Arts Centre