Double headline show from two of the finest Americana singing, songwriting troubadours out there, Danni Nicholls and Annie Keating.
Annie Keating (NYC) is bringing her European tour to Bedford!
Annie will be playing her sublime alt-country Americana with a blistering four-piece band at Esquires on Friday, April 15, 2022.
A must for fans of Lucinda Williams, John Prine and Bonnie Raitt.
Talent spotted by BBC Radio’s Bob Harris, she has performed at leading festivals: Take Root (Netherlands), Glasgow Americana Festival, Maverick (UK), Buscadero (Italy) NXNE and The Brooklyn Americana Fest.
Sharing the bill with the likes of John Hiatt and Bon Iver, Annie has toured internationally in a dozen countries and in 2021 released a fifteen song tour de force – her 10th album “Bristol County Tides” – that shows her at the peak of her powers.
“Country-rock, with a renegade bite.” LA Weekly
“Tenderly meaningful folk Americana exactly as it should be heard.” Folk Words
“Keating is building the reputation her talent deserves.” The Telegraph
Joining Annie on this stellar bill is local award nominated artist Danni Nicholls. Hailing from Bedfordshire, growing up on the American roots music of her Anglo-Indian grandmother’s record collection, Danni has been paving her way in the Americana/roots scene for over a decade, building a loyal fan base and much critical praise.
With three acclaimed studio albums, produced by and featuring some of Nashville’s finest under her belt, a string of award nominations plus extensive tours and opening slots with the likes of Shakin’ Stevens, The Secret Sisters and Lucinda Williams, Danni, her powerful, arresting voice and her dynamically poetic songs will compel you to fall under her spell.
Danni will be joined by the talented multi instrumentalist Sam Barrett (CC Smugglers).
“I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice” Q Magazine
“An artist full of soul and wisdom” Maverick Music Magazine