Country In The Afternoon Festival
John Gurney + Ruthie Collins + Chris Mossop + Megan Louise
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Cumbrae Promotions are delighted to announce that Country In The Afternoon returns to The Half Moon in Putney, London on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November 2020 with a stellar array of talent from USA, Australia and UK.
Seating at the venue is limited; if you have any special needs, please contact the venue
John Gurney's musical roots run deep; a composer/performer mother with a gift for lyricism and an acoustic engineer father with a pitch-perfect ear. Raised in metro Chicago, with bedrock Midwestern roots, John packed up his degree from the University of Missouri and headed for Nashville. John began to find his voice, as performer and songwriter, and within a few short years, wrote the song that won the prestigious 2018 NSAI Song Contest, presented by CMT. More than 280,000 monthly Spotify listeners would testify than John is a talent to be reckoned with.
Ruthie Collins wears her heart on her sleeve, pretty much always has a sparkle in her eyes. Raised on a farm Fredonia, NY, Ruthie blends the vulnerable, the volatile and the serene in her music. As demonstrated on her debut album, ‘Get Drunk And Cry’ and her soon to be released second, ‘Cold Comfort’, her songs straddle the line between Americana, bluegrass and modern country, upheld by buoyant and agile vocals reminiscent of her musical icons, Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris.
Chris Mossop is a Scottish singer/songwriter, who has had a blend of comparisons made of him ranging from Damien Rice to Bruce Springsteen and even David Gray. He has one of those distinct voices that fully engages the audience and his tone is heartfelt and surprisingly disarming. No wonder that Jason Rosman of BBC London Radio describes his music as “stunning”, while Forth One Radio say that he is “definitely one to watch”.
17 year-old Contemporary Country singer-songwriter, Megan Louise, from Merseyside, released her debut single called ‘Train Song’ (on MLB Records) in August 2018 to great success and critical acclaim, going straight in to the UK iTunes Country Chart at number 3. Megan Louise has performed live sets and been interviewed on many of the biggest National/Regional radio stations in the UK, including BBC Radio 2, Under the Apple Tree Sessions with “Whispering Bob Harris” and Chris Country.