Truckstop Honeymoon are, most likely, essentially the most entertaining duo you could have by no means heard of.
The husband and spouse group of Mike and Katie West have toured throughout three continents with 4 youngsters and a truck load of songs which inform tales in regards to the strangeness of on a regular basis life. Their music combines parts of bluegrass, music corridor jazz, and straight up rock’n’roll delivered with banjo, guitar and upright bass. They just lately accomplished a tour opening for Frank Turner.
They began out in New Orleans however their house and recording studio have been washed away by hurricane Katrina whereas they have been gigging in Florida. After a number of months of dwelling out of their van, they took their younger household to the midwest music mecca of Lawrence, Kansas. Right here their performing and recording careers flourished.
Whereas touring in Wales their youngsters needed to know “why they will’t we reside someplace cool like Wales?”. So, they bought off and gave away all their possessions taking solely what they might carry with them and moved to north Wales. Shortly after that transfer ACE Area trustee Stephen Ottner noticed them on the Grand Theatre, Porthcawl, and decided to deliver them to ACE Area.
In addition to touring their very own music Mike and Katie have produced over 2 hundred recordings for different artists out of their studio, The ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlor. They’re recipients of the Phoenix award for Lifetime Achievement within the Arts, Huge Straightforward Leisure Awards (New Orleans) and Off Beat Journal Better of the Beat Awards. Their 2017 album “Huge Issues and Little issues” was chosen for a Greatest Album of the Yr by The Music.co.au writers ballot (Australia).
Truckstop Honeymoon shall be at ACE Area subsequent Saturday, December 10, doorways open 7.30pm for an 8pm begin. Tickets are £14 and obtainable from www.WeGotTicket.com or direct by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 078911 76940