Harley Kimbro Lewis presented by Folk All Y’all + Crosstown Arts
From Knoxville to Nashville via Hertfordshire, Martin Harley, Daniel Kimbro & Sam Lewis collaborate for the first time on a slow cooked, laid back album reminiscent of an early American songbook. Produced at Wow & Flutter studios the old fashioned way; writing songs in the morning and rolling the tape in the afternoon, the album highlights Daniels Appalachian roots, Sams Nashville tones and Martins traveling riverside blues. Individually they have worked with some of the biggest names in the business. This is acoustic Americana at its finest.
The Harley Kimbro Lewis album received glowing reviews during its 2022 release with a comprehensive UK tour.
In March 2023 the trio will tour the US performing only six dates exclusively in the Southeast.
MARTIN HARLEY (UK based) has been making music and touring the world for over two decades. Exploring blues and roots in a style The Guardian referred to as Spellbinding, Harley has released eight albums to date. His carbon neutral ‘Blues Gone Green’ bicycle tour of the UK took place in 2011. He participated in the ‘World’s Highest Gig’ in the Himalayas. His motorcycle adventures have taken him across Mali in search of the roots of blues music. He toured Northern India and Nepal on a vintage Royal Enfield and spent a year living in his 1977 Holden station wagon in Australia. Recent nominations include AMA instrumentalist of the year, Best Acoustic Guitarist, and Best Acoustic Blues Artist. Notable appearances include performances at Glastonbury, Royal Albert Hall, Union Chapel and countless international venues and festivals.
DANIEL KIMBRO was raised on American Roots music in and around Appalachia and is a twice GRAMMY-nominated musician from Knoxville, TN with numerous recording credits and touring appearances. Splitting his time between Knoxville and Nashville, Daniel is a regular accompanist with John Hiatt, the Jerry Douglas Band, the Earls of Leicester, and The Transatlantic Sessions. He as appeared on stage with the likes of James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Sir Aly Bain, Cara Dillon, R.B. Morris, Bela Fleck, Molly Tuttle, Maura O’Connell, and many others.
SAM LEWIS is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter that has collaborated with everyone from Leon Russell to Chris Stapleton, who dubbed him a modern Townes Van Zandt. Lewis is often labeled with the word soulful and a style that meets at a juncture of many different genres; a place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary. A decade worth of touring his studio efforts have captivated audiences all around the world. His songs and stories are glued together with a unique stage banter developed from performing in numerous music halls, clubs, theaters, festivals and music cruises.
Only the best musicians & songwriters can make simplicity sound this good’ – Fatea Magazine UK
‘The roots equivalent of a Crosby, Still & Nash album, and very good it is too’ – Mojo UK (4/5)
‘A quality album at every step’ – Americana UK 8/10
‘If this doesn’t put a smile on your face, then you’re beyond saving’ – Blues in Britain
‘The best one can imagine both musically & lyrically’ – Maxazine NL
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