One of Liverpool’s best (and mellowest!) acoustic nights, Mellowtone, has teamed up withCanadian Blastfor a not-to-be-missed gig at The Shipping Forecast on Tuesday 21st September. Here at Liverpool Acoustic HQ we’ve got two tickets to give away, but not until we’ve told you all about the line-up!
Headliners, The Wilderness of Manitoba, are arriving in Liverpool fresh off their spot at The End of The Road festival. Their lush harmonies have been making waves and stealing hearts on both sides of the pond with accolades coming from the likes of The Line of Best Fit and Chromewaves. Their debut album When You Left The Fire was released in Canada on 22nd June and, though it’s forthcoming in the UK, we’re sure they’ll have a few copies for sale with them at the show.
The other Canadian content of the evening will be provided by The Mountains and the Trees as a solo set by lead man Jon Janes, who’s also on the bill at End of the Road. Janes’ music is adorably rustic, twee but never saccharine, and really just lovely. Be sure to get there early as he’s opening the show.
Mellowtone’s resident DJs, Beaten Tracks, will be entertaining between acts, spinning a chill mix of funk, soul, reggae, blues, and jazz.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.