A Hawk and A Hacksaw tour UK in April
Dates follow March release for new album “Cervantine”
As they prepare to release new album “Cervantine” on their brand new LM Dupli-cation imprint, New Mexico’s A Hawk and A Hacksaw have announced a UK tour for April – dates below.
In keeping with previous tours, this run of dates will see AHAAH in a brand new configuration – a four-piece, with core duo Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost joined by Samuel Johnson (trumpet) and George Lawler (darbuka). This tour also marks the first appearance of Heather on lead vocals for the group.
A HAWK AND A HACKSAW UK TOUR – APRIL 2011
Tue 12 EXETER, PHOENIX ARTS
8pm / £TBC adv / http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
Wed 13 BRISTOL, POLISH CLUB
8pm / £9 adv / www.bristolticketshop.co.uk or 0870 4444 400 / www.qujunktions.com
Thu 14 MANCHESTER, ISLINGTON MILL
8pm / £10 adv / www.wegottickets.co.uk / www.miemusic.co.uk
Fri 15 DUBLIN, WORKMAN’S CLUB
8pm / 15e adv / www.tickets.ie / www.aikenpromotions.ie
Sat 16 BELFAST, AUNTIE ANNIES
tbc / £8 adv / www.ticketmaster.ie / www.strangevictory.co.uk
Sun 17 EDINBURGH, THE CAVES
7.30pm / £10 adv / www.brownpapertickets.co.uk / www.tentracks.co.uk
Mon 18 NEWCASTLE, STAR & SHADOW
8pm / £10 adv / www.wegottickets.co.uk / www.starandshadow.org.uk
Tue 19 LEEDS, BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
7.30pm / £10 adv / www.jumborecords.co.uk or 0113 245570 / www.theironwagon.co.uk
Wed 20 LONDON, XOYO
8pm / £12.50 adv / www.ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 1000 / ww.eatyourownears.com
Thu 21 BRIGHTON, BRIGHTON BALLROOM
8pm / £12.50 adv / www.ticketweb.co.uk or 01273 606312 / www.meltingvinyl.co.uk
Fri 22 OXFORD, BULLINGDON ARMS
4.30pm / £12 adv / www.wegottickets.co.uk / www.myspace.com/pindropperformances
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From their home in deepest New Mexico, A Hawk and A Hacksaw present Cervantine – the first release on their brand new label, L.M. Dupli-cation. This is the finest document of this band’s roving spirit yet: the record that gloriously connects their fascination with the folk and gypsy groups of former Yugoslavia, Greece and Romania to their original base in the desert plains of the American Southwest.
Cervantine follows a series of rapturously greeted albums, tours and collaborations in which the core AHAAH duo of Jeremy Barnes (accordion, percussion) and Heather Trost (violin) have intrepidly explored their love of Eastern European musics, including recording in remote Romanian villages and basing themselves in Budapest (where they put together all-star Hungarian folk group The Hun Hangár Ensemble for a limited-edition EP and tour), as well as touring the world finely balancing raucous shows at folk clubs and restaurants with grand blow-outs alongside Wilco, Portishead and Beirut among others.
With the 20th century having brought the influence of Spanish and Mexican music to Eastern European gypsy folk, Cervantine celebrates the reflected resonance of this influence in modern-day New Mexico: guest spots from a score of local musicians (plus old friend Chris “Papalazerescu” Hladowski and his sister Stephanie) augment this feeling of the band’s music returning home to roost. Cervantine is where A Hawk and A Hacksaw really take flight.
A Hawk and A Hacksaw – Cervantine / LM3 /
out March 8 2011 on L.M Duplication