Venue: Guildhall Yard
The Ramshackle Union Band peddle a fine line in bluegrass-tinged-folk. Heralded by NME as “woozy bluegrass for weary hearts and bleeding minds,” their sound is in debt to classic roots music, while feeling vital and fresh.
Based in London, the Ramshacklers had been friends for years before forming the band in late 2009 and have constantly been performing all over the capital ever since, as well as hosting their notorious Ramshackle knees-ups.
Based around rich three-part harmonies, with raucous, tumbling rhythms and equal penchant for lovelorn heartbreak and giddy good times, they’re fast rising as one of the most talked-about new folk bands around.
With a jam-packed gigging calendar, their wagon looks set only to accelerate further in 2012.