Oct 31, 2016

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Live: Applewood Road Announce UK Tour Shows

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Applewood Road, made up of three outstanding artists in the form of Emily Barker,
Amy Speace and Amber Rubartyh, have announced a UK tour

In support of their highly-acclaimed, self-titled debut record as a band,
the trio are set to visit…

November 14th – The Sage, Gateshead
15th – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
16th – O2 Academy, Liverpool
17th – Classic Grand, Glasgow
18th – The Band Room, Farndale
19th – High & Lonesome Festival, Leeds
20th – St Laurence Church, Stroud
21st – Union Chapel, London

Two years ago, during the 2014 Americana Music Festival, three songwriters met for the first time at a café in East Nashville. Emily Barker was there for AmericanaFest and had been introduced to Amy Speace by a mutual friend. The pair arranged to meet over coffee, and Amy invited her friend Amber Rubarth to join them. By the following afternoon the three had written a song, Applewood Road, and the following week they recorded it live to tape at Welcome To 1979 studios around one microphone, accompanied only by Telisha Williams on double bass. The three women, each with successful solo careers of their own, assumed that would be the end of the story. But the tape made its way back to the UK and into the hands of Gearbox Records, who signed the three basic strangers to a record deal on the strength of that one song. A few months later a window appeared in their very busy schedules and Barker, Rubarth and Speace reconvened in Nashville for one week to write, arrange, rehearse and record a full album. The songs were again performed live around a single microphone at
Welcome to 1979 and recorded to two-track tape

Take a listen to Applewood Road, below…