We’re delighted to be presenting Laura Cantrell’s first Manchester show in seven years!
After a nine-year hiatus, Laura Cantrell – a long-beloved presence in the US and international Americana and roots music scene – is back with a new studio album Just Like A Rose: The Anniversary Sessions. Set to be released on 9 June 9 on the Propeller Sound Recordings label, the album features turns from Laura’s longtime friends Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Rosie Flores and Paul Burch, and was produced variously by Don Fleming (Sonic Youth/Teenage Fanclub), David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett), Rosie Flores (Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin) with Ed Stasium (Talking Heads, Ramones), and Paul Burch (Lambchop, Ralph Stanley).
Since 2000, Cantrell has released albums Not the Tremblin’ Kind, When The Roses Bloom Again, Humming By The Flowered Vine, Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music, No Way There From Here, and The BBC Sessions. She has toured extensively in the US, UK and Ireland, and was a favourite of pioneering British DJ John Peel, who called her first album Not the Tremblin’ Kind, ‘my favourite record of the last ten years, and possibly my life’. Cantrell recorded several Peel Sessions for the BBC from 2000 to 2004 and appeared on the first Peel Day programme on Radio One, commemorating the first anniversary of Peel’s death.