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The Coal Porters


The Coal Porters

A bucketful of tradition and a smidgeon of cheek.

Led by Kentuckian and ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin, this incredible five-piece acoustic band perform a mixture of authentic traditional bluegrass songs and tunes, classic contemporary country-rock material by such greats as Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan, and original songs from their recent acclaimed album "How Dark This Earth Will Shine". With a line-up that features guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and string bass, they have been described by Uncut magazine as "a sumptuous bluegrass spread, impeccably served".  Their show is characterised by superb musicianship, knife-edge harmony singing, and an entertaining and electrifying stage presence.

Triggers memories of a slowboat ride down the American South. - BIG O