We have booked our first ever tour (albeit a very short one) for our favourite Americana acts Case Hardin. Taking in stops in Swindon, Bristol and Oxford, the band continue to showcase brilliant 4th album Colours Simple. All dates feature soulful country blues-folk songstress Tamsin Quin.
October 26th – The Victoria, Swindon. Local support will be from the brilliant swagger of country rock band Black Sheep Apprentice. Ticketing, show details and band links available on the event page here.
October 27th – The Golden Lion, Bristol. Local support is yet to be confirmed, but this will be a free show! Keep up to date on the event page here.
October 28th – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford. This show is being put together by the great folks at Tigmus. Local support will be from the brilliant Americana of The Epstein. Ticketing and show details and band links available on the event page (available soon).
Case Hardin take their name from Boston Teran’s noir thriller ‘God Is A Bullet’ (Pan 2000). In the finest tradition of naming groups, it came about by virtue of being little more than a character name in the book songwriter Pete Gow was reading when the call came through that they had secured their first gig; necessity was, as is so often the way, the mother of invention on that day.
Case Hardin are a band that channels the eloquence of Steve Earle, wistful emotion of Ryan Adams and travels the bleak hinterland of Springsteen’s Nebraska without once sounding like a tribute or a pastiche to the genre, resulting in a fantastic blend of haunted country meets lo-fi rock and roll. Case Hardin is all about the story and the telling of that story. 2 times veterans of the Country2Country festival at London’s O2 Arena and are regulars at Maverick Festival, in concert Gow’s songs are carried by the power of the band, unswervingly dedicated to being in the service of those songs. It simply is an experience you must have for yourself.
The Critics say…
‘Pete Gow is a songwriter like no other’ – Q (Roots Album of the Month)
‘Incredible… Case Hardin rock harder than most’ – Maverick Festival 2015