We’re in our 6th year of our annual festival of American Food, Booze and inspired music. All gigs are free to attend. See below for a full round up of all the shows.
See ya there!
Tuesday 24th July
Food & Drink Menu Launch
Join us today and be among the first to try our Americana Specials menu from Cali Vegan Kitchen! Expect some US inspired classics, indulgent desserts, tasty local and american brews and more.
Thursday 26th July 9pm
Our monthly resident band from the Mersey Bayou. Guitars, Violins, Bass, Percussion and Cajun Accordion play traditional Creole Two-Steps and Waltzes. Find a partner and be ready to dance.
Sunday 29th July 9pm
Our first festival outings from out longtime house bluegrass heroes. They cover Old Tie, Country and Honky Tonk too as well as some original covers of classic 80s pop.
Monday 30th July 9pm
From New Orleans residing in Nashville Pat creates honest honky-tonk for the modern world. Hard working honest songwriting he plays a solo show for us tonight. Expect two wholesome sets of rough edged beauty.
Tuesday 31st July 9pm
A curious compilation of local musicians with a wide array of influences they dub Tex-Mex. Bluegrass, Blues, Jazz, Calypso and O’Odham fiddle music of South Arizona and New Mexico are a few of their favourites.
Wednesday 1st August 7.30pm
An early show this evening from these Vancouver Rockabilly veterans. The trio blast through traditional roots Rockabilly classics and are the perfect bump to blast you through hump day horrors.
Wednesday 1st August 9.30pm
Members of Bayou Noir and associates get together and welcome anyone interested to join them in a social play along of classic Cajun music.
Thursday 2nd August 9pm
Speakeasy Bootleg Jazz Band
Toe-tapping vintage sounds from the early US jazz scene, a solid band featuring regular special guests. Leave your troubles at the door, swing dancing, toe tapping and singing along optional but encouraged.
Friday 3rd August 9pm
Blind Monk Trio
Sax/Bass/Drums trio, the finest movie sound track you’ll hear in the pub. Gothic Bebop and a volley of originals simmered down with some classics emboldened by the entire genres history. Can you tell we like them?
Saturday 4th August 9pm
Dr Butlers Hatstand Medicine Band 9pm
A good time tonic performed by a travelling troop of musicological minstrels. Folk herbs and blues spices stirred through ragtime, swing with a gospel, swing and ragtime base.
Sunday 5th August 4-7pm
Martin Smith Quartet
A well rehearsed bunch playing unrehearsed sets. Music ebbs and flows through three sets and the whole journey of jazz. Classics and contemporary originals played by the band with special guests. Children welcome and the perfect occasion to get stuck into our specials menu! (food served 12-9pm)
Monday 6th August 9pm
A visit from a high energy hard working duo from the USA. It’ll be dirty, sweaty, thirsty and you’ll pound your feet so hard you’ll leave with pins and needles. American mud, primitive blues, old folk sounds, field hollers, gypsy jazz and ragtime form their influence and projection. We love them, you’ll start your week an a super high.
Tuesday 7th August 9pm
Yellow Belly Stragglers
Local three piece and Cali regular. Hokum Jazz done right. Simple, clean and with bags of skill with influence from the sounds of the early very jazz you hear on fizz-popping wax cylinders.
Wednesday 8th August 9pm
Pistol Pete Wearn
Blues, devilishly catchy, made to drink, dance and stomp your feet to. A solo artist, raw, well travelled, accomplished and ready. Covers and originals played on Guitar with stomp box with the odd harmonica moment.
Thursday 9th August 9pm
Rip Roaring Success
A trio of violin, bass & guitar playing the sweetest super fun Western Swing. Hot jazz, old-time country all performed to perfection… with a wry smile!
Friday 10th August 9pm
Who are Marley Chingus? Come find out.
Saturday 11th August 9pm
Songwriters Showcase with Luke O’Hanlon, Karen Turley & Charlie McKeon
Tonight we feature three fantastic local singer songwriter. Each with their own specific style and influences sourced from american acoustic folk veins and all captivating with what the create.
Sunday 12th August 9pm
Loose Moose String Band
We draw an end to the festival with a second Sunday show from our house regulars. Come let your hair down and party with us!