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Upcoming shows: Douga... The Handsome Family... The BellRays... Karl Blau... Vinny Peculiar... Spinning Coin... A Bingo Records showcase... Mt. Wolf... Elle Mary & The Bad Men... Sweet Baboo... Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker... The Blow... South Island Son... Brooke Sharkey... The Sheepdogs... Lilly Hiatt... Josh Rouse... Honeyfeet... KAZE... Slug... Pinkshinyultrablast... Wreckless Eric... Simone Felice... Barrence Whitfield and The Savages... Pete Astor... I’m With Her... Chad Valley... The Breath... Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert... GospelbeacH... Charles Watson... Curse of Lono... Born Ruffians...

When: 7.30pm on Sunday 12 November 2017
Where: Band on the Wall, 26 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ

Following her May visit, which sold out in in a matter of weeks, Julie Byrne returns in November – this time, to Band on the Wall.

American wanderer Julie Byrne‘s second album Not Even Happiness (released earlier this year to widespread acclaim) vividly archives what would have otherwise been lost to the road – bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, the wildflowers of the California coast, as well as the irresolvable mysteries of love.

A more confident beast than her 2014 debut Rooms With Walls And Windows, adding atmospheric instrumentation and electronic flourishes to Byrne’s unusual guitar tunings and fingerpicked melodies, moving the songs from the front-porch into subtle anthemia.

In the live arena she enchants, leaving rooms and festival crowds mesmerised by her voice and warm presence, who find a real connection with Byrne’s intimate songs. This feeling is often shared: ‘When the show has that magical spirit every person has contributed, even unknowingly, in creating a space of responsiveness to each other through vulnerability, through our unified experience and honesty about our sorrow and our emergence.’

Tour support comes from Jim Ghedi, a six- and 12-string guitarist and folk singer from a mining village on the outskirts of Sheffield. For two years he has toured the United Kingdom in support of his debut album, Home Is Where I Exist, Now To Live & Die, which was released by the Welsh label Cambrian Records.

Having amassed a collection of material inspired by the rural communities and landscapes visited over the last year he’s currently putting the finishing touches to his next collection of songs – combining finger-style guitar composition, orchestral parts and traditional folk song.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Band on the Wall’s box office (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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