Friday 22 August  7.00pm - 11.00pm

at The River Tea Rooms





Friday 23 May @ The Old Ferry Boat Inn

Plus special guest KERRY DEVINE

The fourth Rhythm at the River session of 2014 will feature two more brilliant singer songwriters BROOKS WILLIAMS and KERRY DEVINE. Ticket price £15.95 includes dinner from the Old Ferry Boat Inn's menu (with a Vegetarian Option) .... and there is a licensed bar selling Wine, beer and soft drinks.

BROOKS WILLIAMS is one of the most commanding performers on the acoustic roots scene, walking the line between Blues and Americana, he is ranked one of the world’s Top 100 Acoustic guitarists and was voted one of the Top 100 Artists by WUMB-Radio Boston.

Williams has honed his songs on stages from Dallas to London, Istanbul to Anchorage, Toronto to Dublin, Detroit to Glasgow, Nairobi to Belfast, New York to Sardinia. He has gigged with Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Eddi Reader, Paul Jones, Billy Bragg, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin, Boo Hewerdine and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.

Brooks has an amazing 19 CDs to his name, including Baby O! (2010), State Of The Union (2012), The Time I Spend With You (2008), and Knife Edge (1996). He has been played on the BBC in the UK, RTE in Ireland, CBC in Canada and NPR in the USA and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world.

"Brooks Williams is the proverbial triple threat. He plays a fiery guitar, has a rich and silky voice, and writes hook-laden songs. The 2014 Best Male Vocal nominee" (Spiral Earth)

"Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” (The San Antonio Light)

"He is an absolute master with a six string but Williams’ talent doesn’t end there. He is personable and funny and easy to relate to when he shares anecdotes in between songs, which are themselves catchy and upbeat. On top of it all he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into. Brooks Williams is impossible not to like. (americanaUK)

“…classy, tasteful, bright and hugely enjoyable!” (Blues Matters)

"One of “America’s musical treasures.” (Dirty Linen)



British singer, songwriter and guitarist Kerry Devine will release her debut album, on March 1st 2014. Since her emergence onto the music scene in Paris last year, where she began her tour of France, she released 'Fools That Fall E.P' - It received international attention and won comparisons to folk icons like Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny.

The rich voice, evocative lyrics and the precise, confident instrumentation on every track. Devine's delivery is pitch perfect, her voice going from delicate whisper to brooding murmur and rousing wail, sometimes all in the very same sentence

"Her voice will stop you in your tracks” Tom Robinson – BBC 6 Music



JOHN WHEELER (front man of Hayseed Dixie)
Friday 18 April @ The Dolphin Hotel, St Ives

Plus special guest LEXIE GREEN


This Easter, Rhythm at the River present you with a great opportunity to see a solo acoustic performance from American musician, songwriter and music producer John Wheeler..and support will be from singer songwriter Lexie Green.

JOHN WHEELER is best known as the creator and frontman of the internationally-known "Rockgrass" band Hayseed Dixie whose recordings have sold over 600,000 copies worldwide and have performed more than 1,000 live performances in 31 different countries. He has recently appeared as a special guest on BBC Radio 2 programs, including the Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Simon Mayo Drivetime. He describes his current musical approach as, "acoustic-electric jazz-punk riding on the back of some old-school folk-funk." He released a single in November 2012, titled "Deeper In Debt," to coincide with the US elections. His first full-length solo album, called "Un-American Gothic," was released worldwide on February 4, 2013.



Americana/Folk/Rootz/Rock & Blues influenced ‘Tex-Lex’ originals. Lexie has performed from the Ball Room Brighton to Jools Hollands Jam House, Birmingham. On the way she has gained International song writing awards, has songs sitting at major Film & TV music agencies and film placement, plus regular worldwide Internet radio and BBC Introducing play and live radio performances. The release of Lexie's third album 'Good Morning America' is also on the horizon. Currently in the recording stage more news on this album will be released in mid2014.




Friday 14 March @The Riverside Tea Rooms, St Ives

Plus special guest GRACE SARAH


Singer/songwriter Anna Neale started her professional career as a singer in " The Commitments " touring band. Since then she has become a performer and songwriter in her own right, playing to an increasing number of fans through her live, TV and Radio performances. She has toured extensively in the UK and around the world across the US, Canada, Europe and Asia , and has played at festivals such as SXSW in Austin, Texas; NEMO in Boston and headlined the Canadian Music Week Festival in Toronto. She has supported many well known artists including Dave McPherson (InMe) and Edwin Starr.

"Her latest release, 'Touch', features 12 tracks of moving folk/pop that builds upon this standing by featuring her best recordings to date. The stand out track, 'Emotional Baggage', shows why it won't be long before she steps into the mainstream. Keith Aimes, The Musician, UK

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We are pleased to welcome back the brilliant Grace Sarah ...In 2012, aged just 14 years old, Grace Sarah entered the Cambridge Strawberry Fair Band Competition, just to have somewhere to play her own songs...The heat at was her first live performance...ever...therefore winning the Under 18's Competition that night was a total surprise and she was delighted to be offered a slot at the Final at the Junction on April 27th...Then, after a performance which left seasoned Music Producers and Events Organisers literally speechless, she won every major prize of the night...the first time ever an under 18 act has scooped the main prize in the competition.

Since winning Grace Sarah has done numerous radio Interviews and LIVE performances with BBC Cambridgeshire, BBC Introducing, Cambridge 105 and a number of Community Radio shows. Numerous publications have covered her story, including Cult Media Magazine, CB Magazine and numerous online reviews have been published. At the end of 2012, Grace Sarah was selected by Burberry Acoustic as their youngest ever performer - her video is now played on their portal, and in every one of their stores, in the world. BBC TV shot an interview with Grace Sarah - highlighting her talent on the night of the 2013 Brits....

Grace Sarah has also been invited to play some amazing venues for one so young, including three sets at Strawberry Fair and supporting the Noisettes at Cambridge's Big Weekend and LodeStar Festival.

She worked with producer Neil Cowlan and released her first EP "Calling Eagles" and single 'Sunrise' in 2013....2014 is looking like it will bring Grace even more success.





Saturday 8 February 2014 @ The Dolphin Hotel, St Ives

Plus special guest ADRIAN NATION

Christina Martin is a multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter

whose style has been described as an effortless union between alt-

country and rock with pop sensibility. Winner of the 2012 Nova Scotia

Female Artist Recording of the Year. The European release for

Christina's fifth Album 'Sleeping With a Stranger' is in the Fall of 2013.

With over 60 scheduled concerts in Europe, a performance at Rolling

Stone Weekender, a publicity partnership with Oktober Promotion in

Hamburg, and an endorsement from the esteemed Duesenberg Guitars

in Hannover Germany, this roots-rock singer-songwriter will tour

extensively using her home base as Artist in Residence in the city of

Dachau Germany into 2014.





Christina will be accompanied by her husband, East Coast award Winning Musician/Producer DALE MURRAY




Adrian Nation has evolved into one of the most insightful and incisive songwriters of his generation. In 1998, Adrian and accomplished guitarist Tim Whitnell formed Six Feet Above. The duo produced one album, Tide’s Up, from which Waiting Game attracted generous airplay in Europe and America. Adrian's two solo albums have had great reviews and he is a stalwart of the festival, folk and acoustic scene touring and gigging constantly. This is music that comes from the heart and goes to the heart, wonderfully written and fearlessly yet gently delivered. Adrian has a great new album coming out in March 2014.




Watch this space for new and exciting gigs to be added in

 2014. You can email us at avalonites@gmail.com if you have

any comments or suggestions of who you might like to see

perform locally :)