VAGABOND VOICES at STRING JAM CLUB
Saturday 9th March 2019
STRING JAM CLUB
The County Hotel
1-5 High Street
Tel: 01750 705000
String Jam Club at the County Hotel in Selkirk presents VAGABOND VOICES, an exciting double bill of two of Scotland’s finest voices, Dean Owens and Yvonne Lyon. With songs that will touch your soul and take you from Caledonia to the Southern states badlands and back, Dean & Yvonne create their own unique and entertaining blend of Americana, roots, rock and pop grooves, with David Lyon on keyboards.
VAGABOND VOICES is an occasional, special collaboration that sees Dean and Yvonne singing their own songs, taking turns to back each other, and then coming together with some new material specially created for these shows and having some fun along the way.
YVONNE LYON combines poignant lyrics with strong, creative melodies demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense. Her music recording career commenced in 1997, with the Scottish band Land, with whom she recorded three albums before moving on to a solo career. Her latest album ‘Metanoia’ (released 2018) has attracted 4 and 5 star reviews across the board, including Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 who described it as “just stunning music.”
“I love her, absolutely love her… great songs beautifully performed…”
(Michael Ball, BBC Radio 2)
“Listening to Yvonne is a life affirming experience. She is the bees-knees!’
(Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland)
“An awesome level of talent.”
(Maverick Magazine – 5 stars)
DEAN OWENS is a genre jumping artist, with roots in both his home town of Edinburgh and his spiritual home of Nashville. Echoes of both shine through his music – celtic spirit, country soul. 2018 saw him undertake his first US tour, including headlining at the legendary Levitt Shell stage in Memphis (where Elvis Presley played his first paid gig). His latest release ‘Southern Wind’ was included in numerous Best of 2018 lists, including Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster), Another Country with Ricky Ross (BBC Radio Scotland), Country Music People (the only UK album on the list) and Americana-UK. The title track recently won the UK Song of the Year Award at American Music Awards UK 2019.
“A little bit country, a little bit rock and soul… hits a sweet spot.” (Mojo)
“A voice like Roddy Frame inhabited by the soul of Ryan Adams.” (Daily Express)
“Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter.” (Irvine Welsh)
“One of Scotland’s best.” (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2)
Yvonne Lyon – The Coffee Song
Yvonne Lyon - Tell It Like It Is
Dean Owens – Southern Wind
Dean Owens - Up On The Hill
Tickets £14 are also available direct from the County Hotel from Friday 25th January. Book by phone 01750-705000 for collection on the night, or you can pay on the door, subject to availability. 10% off County Hotel restaurant meals 6-7 pm for ticket-holders.
DOORS OPEN 7.30 PM
ENDS 11.00 PM (approx)
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