The Nelson Brothers 17th March, Kingskerswell Parish Church Doors, 7pm

The Nelson Brothers have travelled the world from the Midlands to the Isle of Dogs; the Arizona desert to Sydney, Australia; Amsterdam to Bermuda. With their beguiling blend of roots rock, folk and Americana, the British duo have been ever-present on the scene, performing, writing, recording and winning international acclaim for their liaison with Oscar-nominated American actress Elizabeth McGovern as Sadie and the Hotheads. Their first album, Hometown, a gentle roots-rock classic, uniting Steve’s rich vocals and Simon’s sensational guitar playing, was released in 1993 and led to the Nelson’s performing with a variety of international country and roots artists including singer-songwriters Tom Russell, Jim Lauderdale, Katy Moffatt, Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch.

The Nelson’s second album, Places In The Heart, released in 2009, combines the love of a good song with imaginative arrangements, creating a dark, smokey soundscape which elicited the following response from Elizabeth McGovern: “The music and the voice and the lyrics all work together to convey a bittersweet, sad optimism that I find so appealing… romantic without being remotely saccharine and refreshingly grown up.”

Their third album features a host of talented musicians including Ben Nicholls on bass (Seth Lakeman/The Full English/Kings of the South Seas) and Terl Bryant on drums (Maddy Prior/John Paul Jones/Barbara Dickson).

Their new album, Migrant Tales, produced by Andy ‘Wal’ Coughlan and featuring a host of great players including the legendary Al Perkins on pedal steel.

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