24 December 2012

Rose's Pawn Shop in Britain and Ireland, Feb.-Mar. 2013

Thanks to GPromo PR for the news that Rose's Pawn Shop (USA) are scheduled to tour these islands for the first time from 28 February to 18 March 2013.

The band consists of Paul Givant (lead vocals, guitar, banjo), John Kraus (banjo, electric guitar, vocals), Tim Weed (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Stephen Andrews (upright bass, electric bass), and Christian Hogan (drums, vocals); they also use electric steel guitar. Their collective bio begins:

It may come as a surprise to hear the foot-stomping strains of Appalachian bluegrass channelled through a rock band here in Los Angeles, but heartache, loss, and regret have always been the cornerstones of great music and this city has its share. In a town better known for porn stars and face lifts, anything as authentic and heartfelt as Rose's Pawn Shop is a pleasant surprise.

Rose's Pawn Shop came together about seven years ago, releasing their debut album The arsonist in early 2006 and a second album, Dancing on the gallows in 2010. (The title track of the latter ends with some fiddle lead in 6/8 time.) Performances can be seen and heard on YouTube, and their own YouTube channel includes videos of gypsy-style acoustic string swing music.

For further information, interview requests, etc. contact Geraint Jones / Deb Jones
Phone: +44 (0) 1584 873211
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7855 724798

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