“This Kind Of Trouble”. It’s a wonderful album in every way!” Hans Theessink
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Wooden Horse play country blues and rattling slide based Americana. Originally founded 3 years ago by Jamie Knight (lead vocals, guitar, stomp) and Ben Church (slide guitar, harmonica, vocals) – they honed their sound into a tight and exuberant blues. Now Stuart Mcilroy has signed up on Piano duties. He has supported and played with the likes of Carl Perkins and Bill Lee Riley and adds a boogie style to the band that is guaranteed to get you up and moving.
Classic Rock Blues magazine had ‘This Kind of Trouble’ in their ‘Top 50 blues albums list for 2013’ and on theirBest of 2013 cover CD. About the album they wrote:‘…a stunning set of rootsy Americana and rattle-and-buzz country-blues…’
I think it was Terry Thomas in School for Scoundrels who said ’Oh to be in England now that April’s here.‘ We have to agree…the weather’s on the up, the gigs are coming thick and fast and you all seem to be having a good time when we see you at the shows.
We had a blast playing 3 nights in a row in Kent the other week and our sincere gratitude goes out to Geoff Pine who organised it all for us – a top man and he does it for the love of the music. We’d also recommend the Wrotham Arms (Broadstairs), The Anchor Inn (Wingham) and The Chambers (Folkstone). All great places run by lovely people who will ensure everyone is having a good time.
Next up, some more local gigs – one of our very favourite blues pubs, The Prince of Wales in Ledbury…beer to die for (I didn’t phrase that well).
Then two Birmingham Gigs at great venues, a guest slot at the Tower of Song –River Roots Blues night, which is great fun and then our own show at a beautiful venue called The kitchen Garden Café in Kings Heath – please do try and come along.
After that we are all over the place – Cardiff, Maidenhead, Carlisle, Bangor, Chichester – don’t think there’s any kind of pattern emerging, but please check the Events section of the website and pop down to see us if we are in your neck of the woods.
The new CD is still available for sale at gigs or from the website in CD format and from Itunes / CD Baby / Amazon in digital format.
See you out there!
Ben, Jamie and Stu.
The New Wooden Horse Album
“This Kind Of Trouble” Blues for the spirit and soul from Wooden Horse good honest music. Neil King, FATEA.
“There’s the same authentic feel of the debut with lead singer Jamie Knight’s careworn vocals adding that touch of true touch of pain that real country blues demands and Ben Church painting in the background colours with some typically fine slide guitar playing”. The Baron, The Hearing Aid.
A BIG DEAL” Drags you in by the scruff of the neck the rest of the songs hold you tight and the last song “Kicks you out trying to back in for more. Warwick Ledsham.
“Wooden Horse – A Big Deal ” at FFG Studios
“Wooden Horse – Time I’s Leaving ” at FFG Studios