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11th - 18th August 2017
Progressive acoustic music at its finest, Stillhouse are a mandolin, guitar, double bass and vocal trio ensemble, presenting beautifully crafted original songs and meticulously arranged instrumental material with roots in bluegrass and contemporary folk.
2017 marks the first anniversary of the band, as well as the release of their first 7-track EP, Love is the Weight. With a string of promotional tour dates and a summer of festival appearances, the trio is looking forwards to sharing this first offering with their burgeoning audiences across the UK.
Jonny Neaves (guitar, vocals) and Polly Bolton (mandolin, vocals) have been collaborating since their teens. Matt Mefford (double bass) has roots in his hometown of Austin, Texas and spent the years before his move to the UK touring the States with bluegrass/jazz/folk quartet MilkDrive. After first jamming together in spring last year, the three of them began collaborating to form what is now Stillhouse.
Virtuosic, moving and exhilarating, the trio creates a new collective sound which draws from each member's unique musical background of bluegrass, folk, jazz, pop and acoustic music. The result is a captivating and complex set characterised by melodically astonishing original songs alongside soaring mandolin, guitar and bass-led instrumental pieces with roots in bluegrass, old time and folk melodies.
With: Stillhouse & Tobias ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater
13th Aug 2017 at 7:30pm
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