Words by Ed King
Doors open at 7:30pm with tickets priced at £7adv / £8. For direct gig information, including venue details and online ticket sales, click here.
Worry Dolls, aka Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, met through the Liverpool music scene and a shared love of the lighter side to the Cohen Brothers. Although it may have been more about the Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Forming their own ‘contemporary bluegrass band’, Nichol and Jones started out playing covers and paying homage, with artists including Nickel Creek, Alison Krauss, Earl Scruggs, Dixie Chicks and Gillian Welch cited as influences.
But no Americana dream is complete without a road trip and the ‘almost telepathically linked songwriting force’ pootled across the pond, to Nashville, to record their debut album. Go Get Gone was released through Bread & Butter Records on 27th January – to read a Birmingham Review of the album, click here or on the sleeve artwork.
Having been on the (British) road since the day after the album’s release, Worry Dolls are quite literally living their dream – no doubt with all the dark turns and happy accidents you can expect from the unexpected. But Go Get Gone appears to have been a brave endevour from the start.
Birmingham get’s it’s chance to see Worry Dolls on tour date lucky 13, before Nicol and Jones continue their somewhat head spinning criss-cross of the country. And Kitchen Garden Cafe is arguably one of the better second city settings for some good ol’ fashioned stripped back, bluegrass and country.
But with 25 dates to play until this year’s summer festival season, when another significant wheel starts turning, there’s probably not too much time to notice. Life on the open road can be a cruel and kind mistress, so I remember. And save those diary blues for album two.
‘Miss You Already’ – Worry Dolls
Worry Dolls will be performing at the Kitchen Garden Café on 22nd February. For direct gig info and online ticket sales, click here.
For more on Worry Dolls, visit www.worrydollsmusic.com
For more from the Kitchen Garden Café, including a full events programme and menus, visit www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk
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