Crooked Jades heading to Britain

The Crooked Jades, purveyors of “vintage music” in the truest sense of the word, are set to embark on a tour of the UK in July. The band is configured as an old time string band, but their music and influences are drawn from a wider range than the music of Appalachia. The approach is minimalistic, and the material includes both obscure older music, and their own compositions.

The Crooked Jades are Jeff Kazor (guitar/ukulele) Jennie Benford (mandolin/guitar), Adam Tanner (fiddle/mandolin), Megan Adie (bass), and Erik Pearson (banjo/banjo uke/minstrel banjo/slide guitar). Audio samples from their latest CD, World’s On Fire, can be heard on the band’s web site, or on their MySpace page.

Tour stops in the UK are as follows:

7/5: The Borderline, London
7/6: The Musician, Leicester
7/7: Greenock, Arts Guild Theatre
7/8: Brookfield Village Hall
7/9: The Famous Bein Inn, Glenfarg
7/12: St Bride”s Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh
7/14: Stornoway, Hebridean Celtic Festival
7/15: Stornoway, Hebridean Celtic Festival
7/18: Lossiemouth, The Warehouse Theatre
7/19: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
7/20: Jumpin Hot Club, The Cluny, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
7/21: The Cross Keys, Denholm, Scottish Borders
7/22: Brampton ‘Live’ Festival, Cumbria
7/23 “? Brampton ‘Live’ Festival, Cumbria

More details about these UK dates can be obtained by contacting Brookfield Knights, the agency handling this tour for the Jades.

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