On Sunday 29th August, Maui Waui is proud to present, and NEW for 2021, a celebration of Americana Music with some of the best Bluegrass, Country, American Folk and Blues artists and bands
UK Country Legend, Hank Wangford has been picking at the miserable underbelly of country music for twenty eight years, inspiring others like Billy Bragg, The Alabama Three and many other alt.country musicians.
He has spread the word with his two ground breaking television series, Britain’s first on Country music, "Big Big Country" and "The A to Z of C&W" and his books "Lost Cowboys" and "Hank Wangford Vol 3 The Middle Years”.
We are delighted that he will be joining us along with his bass player Spanner Robinson and the King of the Dobro, Noel Dashwood!
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra
Western swing, country blues, & ragtime band from Newcastle who draw on myriad influences from Bob Wills to Django Reinhardt, George Jones to Tom Waits – yet they ultimately sound like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own and changing all the time.
The band wins friends and fans at each new show with notable performances at festivals like Glastonbury, Bestival, Wilderness and Cambridge Folk Festival. They’ve appeared twice on Radio 4’s Loose Ends, and had their music played by everyone from Marc Riley to Huey Morgan. “Newcastle’s finest swing-honkytonk-rockabilly band” fRoots
Flats and Sharps
Flats and Sharps are a four-piece bluegrass outfit from Penzance, Cornwall. Delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass to audiences all around the world, Flats and Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over eight years. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between.
The True Strays are a vintage loving, blues fuelled, dirty rock and roll band from Bristol. Their live shows are a joyous hoedown of huge bass driven riffs, a howling tornado of resonator guitar, cacophonous drums and soaring Hammond organ. Blues music is at the heart of everything they do but their sound isn’t bound to those rules or that genre. Influences include greats like Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, Jimi Hendrix and Fleetwood Mac, The Doors and Pink Floyd and more recent punk and rock and roll bands like Nirvana, QOTSA and Idles.
“Rising stars of the UK Americana scene” The List
JS and the Lockerbillies
Josh Locke along with his fantastic Lockerbillies will rock your socks off with their collection of cult classics, shaking show-stoppers and rocking rollers from the golden age of jive. JS and the Lockerbillies bring you a show like no other so get your dancing shoes on!
The Ragged String Band
Launched accidentally in a pub garden in 2007, the Ragged String Band have gone on to hit big stages at Bestival, Harvest at Jimmy's and Maverick Festival, played in pubs in any village you'd care to name, embarrassed themselves at beer festivals, wowed an audience of five in a subway in London, busked their way across France, and now will be bringing their own home-grown harmonic bluegrass to the Maui Waui Festival!
The Dave Thomas Band
Dave was the lead singer, song-writer and guitar player with the seminal 60s/70s rock band Blonde On Blonde who supported Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight. Dave’s roots are in blues, folk and Americana. The Dave Thomas Band delivers an eclectic mix of songs drawn from those sources.
Dave's latest album 'One More Mile' is riding high in the USA, UK and Australian Roots Music Charts.
“One of the best bands on the British Blues scene”. Phil Wight, Blues & Rhythm Magazine
Visit the website: www.davethomasblues.uk
Promo video: https://youtu.be/r1GR3
The Rye Sisters
From Lincolnshire, The Rye Sisters (Ishani and Sue) are an Americana and folk-country duo who create beautifully blended vocal harmonies alongside guitar and fiddle. They pull from broadly American influences, including the likes of James Taylor, Buddy and Julie Miller, The Civil Wars and The Chicks and also write their own songs including the ‘song-for-Lincolnshire’ winner ‘White Mercury’. Playing together for the past five years, they are not only bandmates but the absolute best of friends. Separately, Sue has performed, written, recorded and won awards with several bands, including The Woodberrys. Ishani has a classically-influenced background, also performing musical theatre, jazz and as a member of multiple youth choirs and orchestras, eventually venturing into the folk and country music scene in 2015 with the emergence of The Rye Sisters.
Listen at https://soundcloud.com/theryesisters
Watch a full live set at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHjlLwUR75I
Tom Parkes & His Blackwater Boys
When the barman's sweeping up the broken glass after the usual high noon gunfight down the Queen's Head, it's time for Tom Parkes & His Blackwater Boys to emerge refreshed from their convenient hiding place in the beer cellar and go to work.
The band marry the rich musical heritage of America - from the honky-tonks to the swamps - with melodies and lyrics that have emerged like salty oysters from the Essex mud.
Featuring Jake Rattlesnake Murrells on dobro and Mr Anthony Jones, the Patron Saint of Bass.
Noel Dashwood is one third of the amazing folk trio “Alden, Patterson and Dashwood” and one heck of a dobro player! The trio supported “Show of Hands” on tour last year and Noel has been quoted as “Dobro player to watch” in Guitarist Magazine, recording with dozens of artists nationally. He has performed on many BBC Radio Stations, locally & nationally. In our opinion he is probably the finest Dobro player you will find short of heading to Nashville, Tennessee! Noel will be playing some of his songs and tunes and happy to answer questions about the Dobro.
Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band
Dana Immanuel and the Stolen Band are a banjo-whacking, guitar-shredding, fiddle-sawing, foot-stomping, whiskey-soaked, all-female assault on the senses. This London-based rockin' ladyband play blues, rock, Americana, indie, folk and country with their high-energy live show and utterly unique brand of musical badassery. They are well-known on the festival scene, having played at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Bearded Theory, Country-2-Country and many more but now will be strutting their stuff at Maui Waui and we are delighted - don’t miss them!
Video: Sample track https://soundcloud.com/danaimmanuel/02-clockwork