Hannah Aldridge Friday 2nd March 2018
There are few artists that can truly encapsulate the essence of true Americana like Muscle Shoals artist Hannah Aldridge, whose musical pedigree speaks for itself. Her father is Muscle Shoals legend and Alabama Hall of Famer, Walt Aldridge, who has written songs and produced albums for many of America’s top performers.
Surprisingly, Hannah did not start writing songs until she was at University. Indeed, she trained to be a ballerina in her formative years. Since leaving University she has released two full length albums, ‘Razor Wire’ in 2013 and ‘Gold Rush’ in 2017.
With sounds ranging from blues, to the musical stylings of Muscle Shoals and Nashville, where she now lives, Hannah leaves no inspiration or influence untapped. Her music is at times wild, introspective, celebratory, regretful, boisterous and gentle with depth. It is American music dressed in rags, not rhinestones. Hannah never shies away from honesty. It is folk music with added muscle and American with a PhD! Her Alabama twang mixes with a harder rock edge and her songs are delivered with a burning intensity. You cannot help but be moved by them.
‘Gold Rush’, as with ‘Razor Wire’ may be autobiographical looking at things that have happened in her life, but it is also a specific biography of Southern culture. It’s all about coming through in the face adversity. It is not cliched or obvious, but has real meaning.
As a performer, Hannah hold her audience in the palm of her hand, putting on a stunning show with her strong, clear and emotion packed vocals.
We are pleased to announce that the support will now be HOPE IN HIGH WATER , who are stopping off in Kirton in what is their first UK tour. Hope in High Water are Josh Chandler-Morris and Carly Slade from Milton Keynes. In May 2017 they released their excellent debut album ‘Never Settle’ to critical acclaim. The Independent scored it 9/10, describing it as passionate, sensual and wonderful. Hope in High Water are one’s to watch in 2018..
Advance Tickets for this concert are priced at £12.50 and can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from www.wegottickets.com.