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Saturday 23rd June 2018

Michael Hurley + Ashley Paul + Gwenifer Raymond

— The Cube
In tune with everything and out there connecting. Magical musics.
price: Headfirst Tickets


Tip your hat and twinkle as we generously welcome back Michael Hurley and Ashley Paul + (just added) Gwenifer Raymond to Bristol.

With a doodle pip and beautiful rip MICHAEL HURLEY's songs rough-shot and glide through life's small pleasures and wild emotions. Songs bound together by a love for life; jiving' joking folklorik animal characters, tea drinking mystics pals, armchair boogie philosophy .

A Shieldshaped / Cube Wave

He has had timeless quality from the start, he has been on the road for over 50 year now, Michael's music never fails to find fresh new ears. Pressed for a description, Hurley has called it "jazz-hyped blues and country and western music”.

Michael Hurley grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teenager in the 1950s he fell in love hearing the music of Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley blast from the radio, and was enthralled by the records of Blind Willie McTell, Hank Williams and Uncle Dave Macon that he sought for his own.

Besides being a wonderful musician, Hurley is also a cartoonist and watercolour artist of some character and note. Check in all you Blue Navigators.

"Whether weaving a yarn about a mysterious hog or comparing the human heart to a mechanic's toolbox, Mr. Hurley create(s) elaborate vistas in a musical version of outsider art" - Ann Powers / New York Times

ASHLEY PAUL seems to make music where every element, each finely pressed note, captured noise, sculpted transmutation knows it is unique but connected. Playing today in a much anticipated duo formation and playing songs from her rich new work 'Lost In Shadows' which came out on the Slip label, we should prepare for fine tuning our senses to move into a beautifully held sound space. A complexity of instruments including saxophone, clarinet, voice, prepared strings, bells and percussion create a delicate palette, uniquely her own.

'Lost In Shadows' documents a cathartic outpouring; the first time Paul had been able to write since the birth of her daughter 11 months earlier. The record is completely influenced by "many hours spent awake at night in a dream like state of half consciousness, darkness and solitude”

Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh Multi-Instrumentalist's Debut Album, You Never Were Much Of A Dancer, out on June 29th on Tompkins Square. She's play hard rock and punk but in the American Primative guitar sound she heard what could be done with a solo guitar. Sparse, beguiling instrumentals drawn from the roots music of Mississippi and Appalachia. Influenced by the likes of Skip James, John Fahey, Roscoe Holcomb and John Hurt.

Tonight comes with fine music on records played by humans.

Event photos for Michael Hurley + Ashley Paul + Gwenifer Raymond:

Michael Hurley + Ashley Paul + Gwenifer Raymond at The Cube
Michael Hurley + Ashley Paul + Gwenifer Raymond in Bristol 2018

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Artist Audio:

Ashley Paul - Bounce Bounce (Nik Colk Void Remix) - Slip

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