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Gig in the Garden with Beth Rowley

Supported by Rosanna Schura

Thursday 4th July 2024 – 7pm

We are delighted to welcome Beth back to Yeo Valley Organic Garden after last years sell out performance.

Beth Rowley acknowledges her early influences predominantly from Gospel Spirituals, Americana and Blues inherited from her parents, who whilst living in South American during the 70’s brought the family up on an eclectic mix of Led Belly, Mahalia Jackson, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams.

 Over the years Beth has been known for her rich effortless vocals but her sound has grown rawer with a deeper, louder edge. In 2019 her second album Gota Fria saw a more 70’s electric guitar influence with gritty harmonica and pedal steel, accompanied by a sold out UK headline tour. 

Thu, 4 July 2024 – 19:00

Yeo Valley Organic Garden
Holt Farm
Bath Road
Blagdon,
North Somerset
BS40 7SQ

12+

 

In the 4 years since then, and 2 children later, Beths new project ‘Pale Jewel’ is a collection of her most loved childhood songs and her early influences of americana/spiritual inspired songs can still be strongly heard. The first EP ‘Pale Jewel – Volume I’ was released in 2022 to great acclaim and the next instalment ‘Pale Jewel – Volume II’ is due for release in the Summer of 2024. Both EP’s were recorded straight to tape with just 2 musicians sat around a mic, which is how Beth says she feels most comfortable recording; “I love recording like that, no frills or fuss, just one or two takes straight into a group mic is my ideal set up.”

Whether Beth performs with her full 5 piece band or as a stripped back duo, it’s evident that her natural talent and the 24 years that she’s spent so far crafting her art have grown a confidence and sense of ease that only experience, commitment and a love for the music will create. ‘Pale Jewel -Volume II ’ is released on Stoopnik Records/Absolute in July 2024.

Beth will be supported by the multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Rosanna Schura, who has threaded her work through ensembles from Jazz, to folk pop, working with The Rose Tinted, The Puppini Sisters and more recently with trio Lorikeet, combining different styles of world folk musics laced together into an original and modern sound.

Rosanna’s songs capture imagery of her childhood Dartmoor, soft edges but tender experience and wild stories… with bustling folk rhythms and melodies echoing jazz heroes Holiday and Ellington.

This is an outdoor production, so please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Yeo Valley Organic Garden will be putting on a barbecue and bar for the evening, so no need to bring your own food and drink.

Notes on Performance

  • Doors open at 6pm, Yeo Valley have kindly offered for ticket holders to wander around the fabulous organic garden before the show.
  • Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome. No seating will be provided.
  • In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.
  • The Production will run at approximately 2 hours, with an interval.
  • This is an outdoors performance, surfaces may be uneven. There is a flagstone pathway to the grass performance area, which is all on one level.
  • If you have any access related questions ahead of the performance please get in touch!

Tickets are non refundable and the Production will take place in all weathers, it will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.

If there are tickets left on the day they will be £20 on the door.

Picnics should only be eaten in the Ha Ha garden, where the performance is being held and please take all rubbish with you.