Online Editions

25th Oct, 2021

'British Americana' to grace the Jack Blackman stage at Tuery Sessions

Ross Crawford 12th Jun, 2019

THIS Sunday, June 16, two artists representing the best in Americana and roots music play at Jack Blackman’s Tuery Sessions Music Night at the Cross Keys pub in Alcester.

Transatlantic duo A Different Thread is a collaboration between Alicia Best from Durham, North Carolina and Robert Jackson from Lichfield, England.

Their original songs are inspired by the music that has crisscrossed the Atlantic over the generations in true folk fashion, winning praise from the likes of Steve Earle and Gordon Giltrap.

They deliver a bluesy blend of Beatles-esque folk rock meets Gillian Welch dark country and their self labelled ‘British Americana’ style has been described as ‘a strong, independent new sound’.

Having just finished six months of dates in the the USA, Ireland, Mexico and Guatemala, they return to the UK for a three month tour.

The second featured artist is Demi Marriner who is making waves across the UK music scene – and for good reason.

Armed with a stack of notebooks, a head full of ideas and a collection of incredible jackets, her passion and emotion is so contagious, it’s almost impossible not be captivated.

The southwest songstress’s tassel boots have already graced many a great stage including Symphony Hall supporting Rufus Wainwright, the Town Hall with Sam Outlaw, the Jazz Arena and AmericanaFest the in Nashville, Tennessee.

Doors at the Cross Keys open at 6pm and entry is free.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Digital Advertising

Advertise on the Redditch Standard to boost your online presence.