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Emily Barker unveils ‘Applewood Road’ UK Shows, Single and Album‏

In September 2014, three songwriters – Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace – met for the first time in a cafe in East Nashville. Two hours later they had written the song they called “Applewood Road” (watch the video here).

They booked studio time at Nashville’s super cool analogue studio Welcome To 1979 and the following week recorded the song live to tape with just double bass as accompaniment.

So excited were they by the song and the way that their voices blended together, they decided to expand the idea into a whole album. So, six months later, they reconvened in Nashville to write, rehearse and record twelve more songs with both the project and album called “Applewood Road”.

Back at Welcome To 1979, the songs were all recorded live to stereo tape with minimal accompaniment from some hugely talented session players – guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan, Fats Kaplin on accordion, Telisha Williams on upright bass, Jabe Beyer on harmonica and drummer Josh Day.

The completed album was then handed over to the expert hands of Gearbox Records in London to be mastered at their vintage analogue studio, complete with their own 1967 Heaco Scully lathe, Westrex amplifiers and Studer tape machines.

Applewood Road made their performance debut in Nashville during AmericanaFest 2015. A visit to the UK followed with live shows including Union Chapel in London, a showcase at Tileyard Studios and album playback at Gearbox Records, as well as a live radio session for Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show where they performed “Applewood Road” and REM’s “Losing My Religion”.

The album “Applewood Road” will be released on 12th February 2016 as a 180gram vinyl album with free 24-bit 48kHz download. It will also be released as a compact disc and digital stream & download.

Emily, Amber and Amy will return to London for the launch of the album in early February and are available for interview. ” Making our way down Applewood Road…….”

UPCOMING UK SHOWS

Wed 10 Feb
6pm – Rough Trade West (in-store)

Thu 11 Feb
7.30pm – Exmouth Market Centre 

Fri 12 Feb
6.30pm Sound Knowledge, Marlborough
11pm Concert Window – live online broadcast 

Sat 13 Feb
1pm Pebble Records, Eastbourne
3pm Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill-on-Sea
7.30pm Little Theatre, Lewes 

Sun 14 Feb
3pm Truck Store, Oxford
7.30pm The Railway, Winchester 

Mon 15 Feb
6.30pm If Music, Soho

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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