Nels Bells!

The universally acclaimed debutant Nels Andrews has joined Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett in being crowned the 'NewFolk' best songwriter at the Kerriville Folk Festival, and Andrews seems set to follow them into the public's consciousness if the buzz around 'Sunday Shoes', his first release, is any gauge.

Nels Andrews touring the UK in December and there is sure to be a gig near you:

Dec 2nd – London – Borderline
Dec 3rd – Birmingham – Glee Club
Dec 4th – Manchester – Britons Protection
Dec 5th – Hartlepool – The Causeway Folk Club (4pm)
Dec 6th – Leeds – Irish Centre
Dec 7th – Wrexham – Central Station
Dec 8th – Berwick – The Barrels Ale House
Dec 9th – BBC Radio Scotland – Tom Morton Show (2pm)
Dec 9th – Aberdeen – Dr Drakes
Dec 10th – BBC Radio 2 – Bob Harris Country (8pm)
Dec 10th – Edinburgh – The Queens Hall Bar
Dec 11th – Loch Broom FM – The Medicine Show (1pm)
Dec 11th – Ullapool – The Arch Inn
Dec 12th – Cardiff – The Chapter House Arts Centre
Dec 13th – Swindon – Bee Hive
Dec 14th – Leicester – The Musician

“Great sound, guitar tones. Singing/harmonies were beautiful. Honestly, I was blown away. Great songs. It was really inspiring.” Brett Sparks – The Handsome Family

“I was warned that this was a good album, what I wasn't told was just how good. Quite simply Sunday Shoes is the meanest, moodiest and darkest album you're likely to come across this year. It's also a dead
cert for the top ten album list for 2004 of anyone lucky enough to hear
it.” Michael Mee – Net Rhythms

“Reaffirms your faith in music and threatens to wear out from repeated plays. Such an album is Nels Andrews …..word perfect from endless listens to what is a strong contender for album of the year” American UK

“just might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt . . . time will tell” Gary Whitehouse

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