Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club

Americano

Americano brings you songs from the great American back catalogue with a style inspired by country, old time, bluegrass & contemporary music.

Americano play Americana covers from the 1930s onwards.

Including material by: Jimmie Rogers, Johnny Cash, Elvis, The Band, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Tammy Wynette, The Mavericks, Little Feat, Randy Scruggs, Hank Williams, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Creedence Clearwater Revival & more.

Americano are:

John E Cash - Lead vocals/backing vocals/guitar/percussion

John is the son of an itinerant roustabout and a put-upon mother. At 14 John started hanging about in bars and got his first gig playing drums within weeks. Since then John has played up and down the country, in bars festivals and clubs. He has a spare guitar style and a deep vocal powerhouse of a voice that (as one journalist put it) sits somewhere between Johnny Cash and Elvis.

'Kid' Currie - Lead vocals/backing vocals/guitar

Originally from the east coast of Scotland, Kid is a superb guitarist and a fine singer. He has played clubs from Cumbria to Sussex and featured at festivals from Yorkshire to Dorset... His repertoire is now taken from the traditions on both sides of the Atlantic and laced with some original and contemporary material.

'Robin' Banks - 5 string bass/acoustic bass/backing vocals

With a background in jazz, blues and rock, Rich made his debut playing blues in Denmark in 1979; returning to England with a Danish wife some years later, he went on to play blues, folk and pop styles in venues across the country. In the 90s he played with Badger and later with Grapevine Blues, featuring at the Chelsea and Reading Blues Festivals.

Hear Americano's new EP recorded as live - no overdubs at http://www.soundcloud.com/americano-the-trio

For information on upcoming gigs, or to book Americano, contact Mad Nanny Music: 01767 683583 alan@madnanny.co.uk