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Friday Dec 2nd

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£14

   Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ



The Bimble Brothers





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Ma Polaine’s Great Decline





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Two for the price of one !

We’re thrilled to welcome back two firm Sessions favourites for our early Christmas present.

The Bimble brothers played earlier this year - “…the brilliant Bimble Brothers played a lovely mix of their own material, blues and old-time American songs”. (Kentish Gazzette)




Ma Polaine’s Great Decline played for us last Christmas. - "an utterly compelling soundscape", “sounds like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session”. (Northern Sky Magazine)


2017

Friday Jan 20th

   Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£14

   Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ


Rayna Gellert





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Rayna Gellert grew up in a musical family, and has spent most of her life immersed in the sounds of rural stringband music, heartfelt gospel songs, and old ballads. After honing her fiddle skills playing at jam sessions and square dances, Rayna fell into a life of traveling and performing. Her fiddle albums are widely celebrated in the old-time music community, and she has recorded with a host of musicians in a variety of styles – including Robyn Hitchcock, Tyler Ramsey, Sara Watkins, Loudon Wainwright III, John Paul Jones, and Abigail Washburn.


Friday Feb 3rd  

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£14

   Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ


Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys






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When Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys found each other jamming at open mics and music festivals around Michigan they couldn’t have predicted what would lie ahead of them. Having earned their name late night at a Michigan Bluegrass festival from a fellow picker who proclaimed, "It's good to see you Flatbellys out here pickin with us Greybeards," today Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys keep one foot in The Great Lakes State and the soul of Motown, and one in Music City, USA: Nashville, TN. They still embody the soul of a good jam or late night pickin’ session, and also have honed in on a sound that’s entirely their own drawing from soul, blues, folk, jazz and maybe even a traces of that techno beat.



Friday Feb 24th   

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£14

   Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ



Lewis and Leigh





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Lewis & Leigh – Al Lewis from Wales and Alva Leigh from Mississippi – release their debut album ‘Ghost. A stunning collection of self-penned originals, ‘Ghost’ is the culmination of a collaboration that began in 2014 when the two solo musicians first began writing together. Recorded in January 2016 at Urchin Studios in London with Matt Ingram, ‘Ghost’ celebrates the differences in their individual experiences whilst finding common ground. They received two nominations (Best UK Song & Best UK Act) at the inaugural UK Americana Awards earlier this year. A stand out acoustic performance around one microphone at that event led to invitations to join Billy Bragg’s songwriters’ round at Glastonbury, to open shows for Deacon Blue on their UK tour in November and to make a return visit to the US Americana Festival in Nashville in September.



Friday Mar 24th   

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£14

   Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ





Bronwynne Brent Trio





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We’re delighted to welcome Bronwynne back to Whitstable to play another session for us.

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, she has the kind of stop-in-your-tracks voice that sounds like Southern sunshine. Though her new album, Stardust, was recorded in Seattle, it’s the kind of album that could only come out of the South. There’s a hint of Delta blues behind the ache in her songs, a glimpse of honky-tonk twang, an echo of riverboat can-cans, a whiff of Morricone, and an atmosphere of the darker side of country songwriting. Her songs tap into the dark undercurrent of country that starts with old Appalachian murder ballads and continues to today’s current crop of psychedelic country songwriters. Bronwynne Brent unites all the best elements of Southern American roots music, and ties these many different influences into a sound that’s comforting and refreshing.


Details of our forthcoming sessions are listed below with links to the artists’ websites.

All sessions are upstairs at The Royal Native Oyster Stores Whitstable.