Roots, rock & americana @ ab

Lots of great stuff to look forward to for lovers of great music with roots in American soil. Contemporary artists draw inspiration from diverse genres such as country, roots-rock, folk, gospel & bluegrass and convert this into a style that can no longer be pinned down to one genre. Discover a number of gems here in AB!

Gov’t Mule

WED 05.06.19 – AB Flex – Buy Tickets

Solid Southern rock à la The Allman Brothers!

Gov't Mule delivers tasty, classically Southern rock. For more than 20 years now, they have been a safe haven for live guitar power, endless solos, widely meandering jams ... Can you still follow? It’s a trip, of the sort that American acts really are rather adept in.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul  

FRI 07.06.19 – AB Main Hall - Buy Tickets 

Musical centipede and Bruce Springsteen's right hand

 

If you read his biography, it seems that Stevie "Little Steven" Van Zandt has lived more than one life. You know him as the guitarist of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, as one of the protagonists in The Sopranos and as the star of the Netflix series Lilyhammer. But he is also a producer, DJ, activist, historian, writer and initiator and driving force behind the Little Steven’s Blues School for young talent.

The Mavericks

SUN 16.06.19 – AB Main Hall – Buy Tickets

30 year celebrations

In 2019, the Mavericks will have been around for exactly 30 years and that should be celebrated! The country band from Miami combines Tex-Mex & Country with Latin & Rockabilly influences. It’s been more than 20 years since the band was in AB, so we thought this anniversary was the perfect occasion to invite them once more. The band is mainly known for their enjoyable, rousing live shows. Expect a show full of good vibes and a heap of the hits that they have piled up over the years.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

FRI 28.06.19 – AB Main Hall – Buy Tickets

The Housemartins, The Beautiful South... the hits!

'The Last King Of Pop' is the highly 'tongue in cheek' title of the tour and the Best Of by this British hit-institute. We do indeed mainly know PAUL HEATON as the frontman of the The Housemartins and The Beautiful South, or even of more recent collaborations with Jacqui Abbott.

Rosanne Cash

SAT 14.09.19 – AB Flex – Buy Tickets

She Remembers Everything, even her country roots!

America’s Rosanne Cash is indeed 'a daughter of'. So you first think country? Yet, after far more than ten years in the studio and on stage, her musical skill has developed so strongly and so personally that we can hardly pin her oeuvre to one genre. We’ve already known that here since her recent concerts in the Roma and at Dranouter but now Ms Cash has completed her latest, very well-received, CD ‘She Remembers Everything’ on the highly esteemed Blue Note label (out here via Universal).

The Dream Syndicate

SAT 19.10.19 – AB Club – Buy Tickets 

Psychedelic, kaleidoscopic, atmospheric (guitar)trip!

The Dream Syndicate continues its comeback dream. After all, we were pleasantly surprised in 2012 by the CD 'How Did I Find Myself Here', with frontman Steve Wynn who put his fruitful solo career aside for a while again. In the eighties of last century, this band was a figurehead of the Californian Paisley Underground scene. Now they have finished a new CD 'These Times': a thoroughly psychedelic and kaleidoscopic (guitar-)trip.

Elvis Black Stars

FRI 22.11.19 – AB Club – Buy Tickets

Power-rocking new CD launch!

Elvis Black Stars is a feisty trio from the Ardennes with robust Angelo Saxon tendencies in their energetic rock. Now finally back on centre stage with a first new single, 'Issues', and a very unusual video clip too. A new CD is anticipated in September 2019.

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