Gangstagrass + Rodney Branigan
Saturday 18th June
Support comes from RODNEY BRANIGAN The Texas-born troubadour who learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London has played all types of music in all types of venues in his storied career. His adventurous, boundary breaking guitar playing (sometimes at the same time) earning him the title “The Two Guitar Man” has led to performance invites across America, India, Africa and Europe – and in fact, to headlining the 15,000 people Glasto Extravaganza after only being discovered the day before
His reputation as an outstanding live performer has led to turns supporting or collaborating with the likes of Jack Johnson, Billy Sheehan, G.Love & Special Sauce, Cross Canadian Rag Weed, Kelly Willis, Dick Dale, Gangsta Grass, Slim Jim Phantom, BoDidley, Bad Finger, Alabama 3, Stereo Phonics, Billy Bragg, Albert Lee, Andy McKee, Preston Reed, Tommy Emmanuel, Tom Robinson, Seth Lakeman, Show of Hands, Nick Harper, Frances Cabrel, Temper Trap, (India) Pentogram, Shaiir ‘n’ func, Angelique Kidja, Talvin Singh, Nibs Van Der Spuy.
“Rodney Branigan is one of the most amazing artists you will ever see. Not simply because he is unique, but rather because he is impossibly talented” Music Connection Magazine
“Leave to cross France from end to end, because this is what we call a real discovery. A contemporary musician as innovative as the Boulez was in his time” Paris Moves
“Every year there will be one or two artists that take the audience completely by surprise. This year Rodney Branigan was undoubtedly that artist, his name being mentioned in our feedback over and over again as peoples stand out act” John Marshall-Potter, FolkEast