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Gary Hall live @ The Six Bells Madeley
October 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
‘Gary Hall, Celtic soul man, infused with the epic sweep of Springsteen.’ – The Guardian
‘Listen to Hall closely and hear touches of Dylan and Gram Parsons: straightforward with all the power of a freight train.’ – Folk Roots
‘Hall’s contribution to shaping what we now refer to as “Americana” should not be underestimated.’ – Whisperin’ & Hollerin
‘Probably the best UK produced Americana album of the year.’ – Maverick
Gary Hall was born and raised in the north of England. He released his first album, Garage Heart for Run River Records in 1989, to much critical acclaim. This culminated in being voted second best album of the year in the Folk Roots’ end of year poll, sandwiched between Bob Dylan’s Oh Mercy andThe Healer by John Lee Hooker. After an extensive European tour to promote the record with his band The Stormkeepers, Wide Open to the World was released in 1991 to more critical acclaim and an ever-growing live fan base.
In 1993 Hall disbanded The Stormkeepers and relocated to America where he made two solo albums in Nashville for Round Tower Records. What Goes Around was released in 1993 and Twelve Strings & Tall Stories in 1996, the latter being described by renowned British music journalist John Tobler as ‘an album containing one classic after another’.
In 1997 a deal was signed with Goldrush Music for the release of Return to the Flame and Hall embarked on an extensive tour schedule in support of the album, sharing the stage along the way with songwriters the calibre of John Prine, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. In 1999, after a decade of ‘cheap motels, white lines and one night stands’ Hall hung up his travellin’ shoes and settled back in England, where he set up the Voodoo Rooms recording studios to produce up-and-coming singer/songwriters.
In 2011 he re-emerged with That Old Brand New, his first solo album in fifteen years, followed in 2013 by Winning Ways on Losing Streaks.
This latest offering Warm Valve Glow was, once again, produced by Hall at his Voodoo Rooms Studios and uses the same cutting crew he has worked with for the last decade. Featuring eleven original songs of fresh and soulful rock’ n’ rolls roots music drenched in all the essential ingredients of folk, blues and Americana, this album sees Hall continue to march to his own inimitable beat.
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