Originally from Indiana, Scott blends soulful Americana and hill country blues, delivered with a voice that The New York Press describes as “thick as blood.” Scott’s live performances are known as some of the best in the industry (Twisted South Magazine).
Americana UK calls him “One of the most impressive new acts of his kind to come along in quite some time.” Both his previous album "Gnawbone" (4 stars - Q magazine) and the recent "Keystone Crossing" were nominated in the Blues category (Independent Music Awards), and continue to receive praise in the US and Europe.
Jan Bell was born in Barnsley and, since moving to the US in her teens, has made a name for herself as an alt. country songwriter. Her songs have been covered by Jolie Holland, Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas), and many others. Bell’s album, Songs for Love Drunk
Sinners, won the Independent Music Awards “Alt. Country Album of The Year” receiving four star reviews in The Village Voice, The Nashville Scene, Americana UK, and NOW Toronto among others. The new album 'Dream of the Miner's Child' traces the links between Celtic, Appalachian and Bell's original songs rooted in her Yorkshire childhood. She was also featured in the London Sunday Times, proclaiming her a “latter-day Loretta Lynn from a Yorkshire coal-mining background whose roots still show.”
You can catch Will Scott and Jan Bell at the dates listed below.
UK Tour July 2012.
Wed 18th Jul The Bluebell, Hempstead
Thu 19th Jul Esquires, Bedford
Sat 21st Jul Union Music, Lewes
Sat 21st Jul The Barge, Gillingham
Sun 22nd Jul Puzzle Hall, Sowerby Bridge
Wed 25th Jul What's Cookin, Leytonstone
Thu 26th Jul The Lamb, Lewes
Sat 28th Jul Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley
Sun 29th Jul CDAMTF, The Apple Tree, Clerkenwell
Mon 30th Jul The Greys, Brighton
Additional information is available at
www.willscottmusic.com and www.janbellmusic.com