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Rodney Branigan - 'A First Class US Import'


The Texas-born troubadour who learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London has played all types of music in all types of venues in his storied career. His adventurous, boundary breaking guitar playing (sometimes at the same time) earning him the title "The Two Guitar Man" has led to performance invites across American, India, Africa and Europe.
in 2018 Michael Eavis asked him to headline the 15,000 people Glasto Extravaganza at Glastobury Abbey, when Paloma Faith was forced to pull out - leading to a spot on the Acoustic stage at last year's Glasto Festival where he packed the tent and went down a storm!
 
 
Genre:
Americana music with virtuoso presentation, with a touch of clean comedy thrown in for good measure.

Described as "Full Contact Folk Music" Rodney Branigan

 

Quotes

“Rodney Branigan is one of the most amazing artists you will ever see. Not simply because he is unique, but rather because he is impossibly talented” Music Connection Magazine USA

“Leave to cross France from end to end, because this is what we call a real discovery. A contemporary musician as innovative as the Boulez was in his time” Paris Moves
 
"Every year there will be one or two artists that take the audience  completely by surprise. This year Rodney Branigan was undoubtedly that artist, his name being mentioned in our feedback over and over again as peoples stand out act" John Marshall-Potter, FolkEast UK

 

Toured
Original blend of progressive folk, rock, Americana, flamenco with a little Texas blues thrown in for good measure has seen Rodney tour the US from coast to coast and travel across India, Africa and Europe. His reputation as an outstanding live performer has led to turns supporting or collaborating with the likes of Jack Johnson, Billy Sheehan, Frances Cabrel, Alabama 3, Cross Canadian Rag Weed, Kelly Willis, GanstaGrass, The Temper Trap, Angelique Kidja, Talvin Singh, Billy Bragg, Bad Finger, Slim Jim Phantom, Dick Dale, Delbert McClinton, Bo Didley, Pentagram (India) Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman, Albert Lee, Andy McKee, Preston Reed, G.Love & the Special Sauce...

 

Festival appearances:

UK - Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury Extravaganza - WOMAD - Folk East - Acoustic Festival of Britain - Broadstairs - Weyfest - Bradford Roots - Songs From the Shed - Bearded Theory - Kendall Calling - Beautiful Days - Secret Garden - Bestival

UK Guitar Fests - The Great British Guitar Show, Birmingham Guitar Festival, Cheltenham Guitar Festival, London Acoustic Guitar Show, Isle of Mann Guitar Fest

Scotland - Celtic Connections, Merchant City Festival, Bute Guitar Festival, Heart of Hawick Festival

Ireland - Clonakilty International Guitar Festival

Wales - Cnwy Castle, Sonic Rocks, Celtic Blue Rocks, Rudry Festival, Green Man

France - Patrimonio Festival, Corsica - International Guitar Festival, Nice - Fani Fest, Normandy

Italy - Pennabilli Festival - Su la Testa, Albenga

Ibiza - Costa del Folk

Switzerland - Buskers Burn Festival  

Sweden - Fuzz Guitar Show, Live at Heart Festival, Gothenburg Guitar Show

Denmark - Copenhagen Guitar Festival

Germany - Music Messe

Baltic States - Judge & Performer at The International Guitar Festival Estonia & Latvia & Lithuania

Bulgaria - Guitart PLOVDIV - Bulgaria

Hong Kong - ClockenFlapp

South Africa - Splashy Fen

Sri Lanka - 'Moving Out' Festival at Sura Medura

India - Ladakh Confluence, Himalayas - SulaFest, Nashik -  India Bike Week, Goa - Bandre Festival, Mumbai - York Wine Festival, Nashik - The Global ISAI Festival, Chennai - Time of India Festival

USA - SXSW Austen, Texas, TOCO Festival, Illinois - NAMM Orange County California, New Mexico Film Festival, 24hr film fest Alberquerque

More UK Festivals - Leek Americana Festival, Farmer Phil's, Abbotsbury, ANewDay, Maui Waui,  Croissant Neuf Summer Party, Small World, DartFest, Chagstock, Kingsbridge Music Fest, ManniFest, Frome Festival, Upton Noble Fest, Bristol Folk festival, Blues on the Farm, Trowbridge Village Pump, Big Green Gathering, Strummervile, Behind the Castle, BeachBreak Live, Kingston Green Fair, Strawberry Fair, Big Wheel Blues, Northern Green Gathering, Wild at Heart, LemonFest, Cambridge Rocks, Glas-Denbury fest, London Acoustic Guitar Show, Somerset CiderMuzFest, Devizes Street Fest, Bath Chili Fest, SEend, Bimble Bandada, Folkestone Triennial, Eden project festival, Curzon Festival, StokeFest, Bishop Stortford Festival, Sunrise.

 

 

 

Tour Schedule

  • January 30, 2020
    Magnet Micropub, Broadstairs
     
  • February 1, 2020
    Drawing Rooms, Chesham, HP5 1DG
     
  • February 2, 2020
    The Victoria Inn, Colchester
     
  • February 9, 2020
    Hermitage Bar, Hitchin
     
  • February 20, 2020
    Leaf, Liverpool
     

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