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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.
Only last year 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 this years Glasto Festival where he 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

“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

 

Toured
Original blend of progressive folk, rock, flamenco, classic, bluegrass and jazz sensibilities have seen Rodney tour the US from coast to coast and travel across India, Africa and Europe, where 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, The Temper Trap, Angelique Kidja, Talvin Singh, Billy Bragg, Bad Finger, Slim Jim Phantom, Bo Didley, Pentagram (India) Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman, Albert Lee, Andy McKee, Preston Reed.

 

Festival appearances at: Glastonbury Festival, Glasto Extravaganza, WOMAD, Patrimonio Festival Corsica, Clockenflapp Hong Kong, Splashy Fen South Africa, NAMM Show California USA, Acoustic Festival of Britain, Bristol Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Folk East, Chagstock, Blues on the Farm, ANewDay, Weyfest, Strawberry Fair, Strummerville, Great British Guitar Show, Trowbridge Village Pump, The Big Green Gathering, Kendal Calling, Croissant Neuf Summer Party, Farmer Phil's, Small World, Cambridge Rocks, Sonic Rocks, Celtic Blue Rock, Music Messe Germany, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Big Wheel Blues Festival, Beautiful days, Sunrise, Eden Project, Northern Green Gathering, Bimble Bandada, Wild at Heart, Cheltenham Guitar Festival, Maui Waui, LemonFest, Glas-denbury, BeachBreak Live, Green Man, SEend Festival, Great British Guitar Show, London Acoustic Guitar Show, Folkestone Triennial, Edinburgh Guitar Festival, Bishop Stortford Fest, London Green Fair, Depford festival, Bearded Theory, Behind the Castle, Somerset CiderMooz Fest, Abbotsbury, Frome Festival, Bradford Roots Fest, Dart Fest, Devizes Street Fest, Bath Chilli Festival, Upton Noble Fest, Birmingham Guitar Fest, London Tattoo Festival, Curzon Festival,Songs from the Shed Festival, Kingsbridge Music Festival, Rudry Festival, StokeFest, Cnwy Castle Festival Wales - Merchant City Festival Scotland, Bute Guitar Festival Scotland,  Clonakilty International Guitar Festival Ireland, ManiFest, Guitarfest Isle of Mann, Copenhagen Guitar Festival - New Mexico Film Festival, 24hr Festival Alberqueruee USA, Fuzz Guitar Show Sweden, Buskers Bern Switzerland, Costa del Folk Ibiza, Pennabilli Italy, International Guitar Festival Estonia - Judge and performer, Guitart PLOVDIV - Bulgaria, Sri Lanka artist in Residence

Sula Fest, India Bike Week, Bandre Festival, Alibaug The Ladakh Confluence - India

 

 

 

Tour Schedule

  • October 15, 2019
    TOMS Music presents
     
  • October 16, 2019
    Conscious Cafe, Hillcrest, Kwa-Zulu
     
  • October 17, 2019
    Summerhill Estate, Cowies Hill, Kwa-Zulu
     
  • October 18, 2019
    Westville Theatre Club, Westville
     
  • October 19, 2019
    Westville Theatre Group, Westville
     

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