Formed in 2007, the eight piece Holloway Jug Band are a ball of raucous old-time energy, filtering 1920’s/30’s jug band classics and original songs through Irish, country, punk and folk. Citing influences from Gus Canon’s Jug Stompers and the Memphis Jug Band to the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Old Crow Medicine Show, they’ve become favourites on the Summer festival circuit, playing regularly at The Green Man, headlining last year at the Wilderness festival in Oxfordshire and headling the 2010 Livestock in Oxfordshire.
The Cedars combine foot-stomping Folk-Americana with dark, foreboding blues and the occasional heart-stopping ballad to produce heady, intoxicating music. They have built both a formidable live set and an enthusiastic following and are highly respected amongst their peers on the alt.folk and Americana scenes. The Cedars have played a huge variety of shows and festivals including Glastonbury, Reading, Secret Garden Party, Trowbridge, Wilderness, The Great Escape, Camp Bestival, Cropredy, Truck and live on BBC Radio 4.
“A very very good album” … “I love their sound” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“The album is certainly going to be worth waiting for” – Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2
“A singer who can break hearts and mend them in an instant, ★★★★” – Q Magazine
“Rough-edged, whisky-fuelled, foot-stomping majesty, ★★★★★” – Loud and Quiet Magazine
“An excellent album, ★★★★” – Country Music People magazine
“The next generation of sound is here and at its forefront are The Cedars” – Fatea Magazine
“One of the most damn enjoyable records of the year so far” – Americana UK
“A thoroughly juicy selection serves as a splendid introduction to a band currently at the forefront of the UK’s alt.country scene” – R2 Magazine (Rock’n’Reel)
“They’re very clearly a class act; there are a whole raft of signed bands unfit to lick the shiny boots of The Cedars” – Performing Musician magazine
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