Exhilarating bluegrass/Americana tunes and songs featuring powerhouse bass, flame-fingered mandolin, blistering fiddle and outstanding three-part harmonies.
Friday, 15th May 2020
– Doors open at 7:00pm
The Vault Arts Centre
Jaywalkers are a real melting pot of their collective inspirations and the influences of their musical upbringings. This is evident in their live sets which come to life in their use of Country heartbreak and Bluegrass dynamism applied to issues of the modern day and life as a touring band…mostly stuck on the M6.
As those who have been fortunate enough to catch them in full flight will testify, a Jaywalkers show is an exhilarating experience. UK-based they may be but many from the other side of the Atlantic have complimented them on their particularly stylish delivery of this virtuosic brand of Americana.
These three outstanding musicians have developed a tight bond, demonstrated through their well-crafted, tasteful arrangements and ability to bounce ideas around the stage.
The combination of powerhouse bass, flame-fingered mandolin, blistering fiddle and three-part harmony pack a punch as fiery as Jay’s lead vocals and make a fuller sound than expected from an acoustic trio.
Their album ‘Time to Save the World’, released at the end of 2018, is their 4th studio album, recorded during the peak of the 2018 summer heatwave with the extremely talented Josh Clark as producer, it is Jaywalkers’ finest body of work to date.
Featuring 10 original songs (and a Johnny Cash cover for good measure) their new music plays on the strengths of each member all encompassed by Mike’s musically crafted and lyrically perceptive song writing. From tales of (almost) getting stuck up a mountain in Colorado (Rescue Me), to the ups and downs of life on the road (How Many Whiskeys?) and the feeling that a songwriter is always delicately balanced on the tightrope between creativity and despair (This Is The One), this provides a real snapshot of where Jaywalkers are at on their musical journey.
As well as the personal stories on the album, the not-so-subtle title of the CD, “Time To Save The World,” is derived from track 3, “This Time” which is a discussion of just a few of the ways we are damaging the natural environment around us (climate change, modern warfare, wildlife poaching), but focuses more positively on the prospect that there might still an opportunity to turn things around if we make the right choices, this time.
We're delighted to be welcoming Jaywalkers to The Vault Arts Centre this Spring and we're sure you'll enjoy an evening of superb music, songs and entertainment with one of the UK's top bluegrass/Americana bands.
Friday, May 15th 2020
Doors open: 7:00pm
Bookings close: May 15th 2020
The Vault Arts Centre is located in the former bank building at 40 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart, between Boots Chemists (to the right) and Avocet (to the left).
A regular bus service (X75/500) runs through Newton Stewart, with stops on Victoria Street just a short walking distance from the venue.Parking is available on Victoria Street, however we recommend parking at Riverside Car Park, on Riverside Road, in order to reduce congestion. Riverside Car Park is within a short walking distance of the venue.