The Rails

Date:Mon 18 Sep
Time:8pm
Venue:J2
Price:£14.50 adv

Critically acclaimed country/folk duo The Rails, Kami Thompson and husband James Walbourne, return with a stunning new record this autumn.

‘Other People’ will be released on 01 September via Sony / Red Essential. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams) the album features ten brand new Thompson/Walbourne original songs that showcase their trademark harmonies and vocal prowess.

The Rails 2014 debut album ‘Fair Warning’, produced by Edwyn Collins, had critics gushing. It was chosen as Mojo’s best folk album that year and the band went on to be presented the Horizon Award for Best New Act at Radio Two’s prestigious Folk Awards in 2015. The new album lives up to expectations as we hear The Rails adopt a slightly harder edged sound that incorporate elements of folk, 60's pop, psychedelia and soul with a distinctive British flavour. 

James is one of the country’s finest guitarists and full time member of the Pretenders, he also plays with both Ray Davies and the Pogues. Kami is folk rock royalty, daughter of Richard and Linda Thomson, sister to Teddy. The couple began working together in 2011 and married the following year.

‘Other People’ was recorded at Room & Board Studios in Nashville and features James on guitars and keyboards, drummer Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), bassist Jim Boquist (Son Volt) and Eric Heywood (Ray Lamontagne) on pedal steel. Kami lends her exquisite voice and acoustic guitar playing to the proceedings.

The Rails return to Cambridge Junction to showcase their new material before heading off on tour supporting The Pretenders. 

Box Office and Bar open 7pm. Music starts 8pm.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include a booking fee.

Recommended

Zervas & Pepper

Mon 02 Oct

“Exquisitely harmonised, blissed-out Folk Rock” MOJO

Recommended

The Furrow Collective

Mon 30 Oct

Nominated ‘Best Group’ & ‘Best Traditional Track’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015