As I’m sure many of us are similarly annoyed, Brett is not coming to Belfast or Dublin on his European tour that is covering Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, England and Scotland.
I am a massive fan of him and decided that I couldn’t miss the opportunity to go to see him. So I made the trek to Zurich for his first concert of the year! And what a concert it was!
Broken Bow Records’ Platinum-certified artist Chase Rice made a triumphant return to country radio with his new single, “Eyes On You,” becoming the No. 1 Most Added song in the format. The mid-tempo ballad paints a picture of a man so in love with a woman that nothing else in the world can take his eyes away from her. Hitting the U.S. Viral 50 Chart immediately after its release, “Eyes On You” was an instant fan-favorite on streaming services, having been streamed over 50 million times worldwide already – averaging more than 250,000 streams daily – before even being announced as a radio single.
Tony Wright (Terrorvision) & Ryan Hamilton (The Traitors) have shared the music video for the lead single from their forthcoming collaborative album ‘Grand Ole Otley’ – out June 8th – their version of the Don Gibson classic later recorded by Johnny Cash among others, ‘Oh, Lonesome Me’, which has also received airplay at Americana radio and been highlighted as one of Classic Rock / Louder’s Tracks of the Week, among other early coverage for the release.
After being introduced by producer Dave Draper, Wright & Hamilton’s shared love of ‘good music’ led to talk of an album re-imagining country standards and more obscure songs from way back in the archives. The resulting album, ‘Grand Old Otley’, is a heady mix of country, Americana and folk and is likely to prove much darker at times that could be expected from a pair notorious for their wise-cracking.
The pair take the album on the road for a short string of intimate shows in June (a few tickets remaining for each date) – celebrating the official release at London’s beautiful St Pancras Old Church on Friday June 8th. The album is available to pre-order on iTunes now (here) and physical copies of the album will be available at each date:
6th June – Parish, Huddersfield 7th June – Gullivers, Manchester 8th June – St Pancras Old Church, London 9th June – Bodega, Nottingham 10th June – Prohibition Caberet Bar, Gateshead
ABOUT RYAN HAMILTON:
Born and bred in Texas, Ryan Hamilton was raised on a staple diet of the music of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Dwight Yoakam. Ryan’s former band Smile Smile achieved success in North America and Canada largely through the song/album Truth on Tape, touring with the likes of Ryan Adams and Loretta Lynn.
The band People On Vacation followed, which introduced Ryan to the UK for the first time, his UK touring band mates on that project then joining him to ultimately form the rock/Americana combo – Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors, who have received the seal of approval from none other than Little Steven Van Zandt. Ryan is preparing to record a second album with the Traitors after the critical success of debut, The Devil’s In The Detail.
ABOUT TONY WRIGHT:
Tony Wright hails from deepest Yorkshire and has fronted Terrorvision since the 1990s. Well known for his quick-witted appearances on TV’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Tony is currently back on the road with Terrorvision for the Britrock Must Be Destroyed tour joint headlining with the Wildhearts and Reef.
Having released two solo albums under his own name and a brace as Laika Dog (named after the first animal to orbit the Earth), Tony has also turned his hand to screenprinting and building dry stone walls.
‘Grand Ole Otley’ is out 8th June 2018 & available to pre-order now.
Tony Wright: https://twitter.com/LaikaTone
Ryan Hamilton: https://twitter.com/TraitorRyan
This time we complete our Lanco interview with the second installment of our chat with We talk with Jared Hampton from the band about Ireland, Bushmills and the new single! Music from Lisa McHugh, Nashville Cast, Kip Moore and much more.