Yellowroom Music presents: The Colour of Whisky & Roseanne Reid, The State Bar, 31 March, 2017

the colour of whisky and roseanne reid

the colour of whisky and roseanne reid

Yellowroom Music presents:
The Colour of Whisky & Roseanne Reid

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£5.00 (+£1.00 S/C)

The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, G2

“If ABBA wrote folk songs…”
No member of The Colour of Whisky lives or, to the best of our available knowledge, has ever lived near the sea but it’s a recurring reference in lyrics and music for this new Glasgow based 4 piece. Maybe it’s the romantic memory of mariners past, with short days on land and a thirst to slake that draws us to the ocean. There is also to be found here a warm melancholy, a feeling of nights shared around a fire with communal song and the spirit of shared loss and celebration, brought to life on acoustic guitars, banjo, flute, piano and 4 part vocal harmonies. Biff Smith, Katie McArthur, Jo Shaw and Paul Tasker have collectively played in many bands over the years, but this is their first collaboration together. Drawing from country music, classical, blues, gypsy, folk and a bit of flamenco too, everybody contributes from their varied musical histories to create an eclectic blend of lyrical storytelling.

At 24, Edinurgh-based Roseanne Reid has achieved more in her career as a solo acoustic act than most do in a lifetime. Among her admirers is Country Legend Steve Earle, who repeatedly invites her to his annual songwriting retreats in the states. Roseanne’s melodic, honest and organic songwriting style allows her to paint pictures that capture the imagination immediately. This innate quality, paired with her distinct smoky vocals, gained her a spot on the Radio 2 Folk Award Nominations 2015 list, for which only four acts from around the country were selected. Appearances on the likes of the Simon Mayo show, along with her enchanting solo performances at venues across Scotland have gained Roseanne a loyal following that continues to grow.
Roseanne’s highly promising debut EP “Right on Time” was released in 2015, and will be followed up in 2017 with yet more of her distinctive brand of Americana magic.

“An outstanding songwriter”– Steve Earle

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