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29th Jun, 2022

Country music night set to delight crowds at Redditch's Palace Theatre

Ross Crawford 10th Mar, 2018

SONGS of juke joints, truck driving, love and loss, roads and railroads – in fact the very heart and soul of Country Music – comes wheelin’ into the Studio upstairs at the Palace Theatre on Saturday.

Knoxville Highway are a foot-tapping, good-time band guaranteed to provide great musicianship and entertainment plus a whole lot of fun and an authentic sound.

The band features Bob Gessey on vocals, guitar and 5 string banjo – an award-winning singer-songwriter who has appeared on BBC and Local radio many times, showcasing the breadth and depth of his original material.

He is also a master of fingerpicking acoustic guitar playing and a superb vocalist.

On acoustic and electric guitar and mandolin is Alan Garwood.

His clean style of playing is distinctive and helps make the band’s sound readily recognisable.

A fan of Hank Williams, Glen Campbell, Commander Cody, Alan Jackson and Shelby Lynne, his broad palette means plenty of variety on the night.

Sharing guitar duties is Stuart Neal who also chimes in on pedal steel and dobro to bring pure emotion to the gig.

Alan (Big Al) Nicholls on drums completes the line-up. His range of styles means he can soft pedal on the upbeat Country numbers and big it up on the the rock rhythms.

With Bluegrass and Tex-Mex in the repertoire in the intimate surroundings of the Palace Studio, it promises to be a great evening of great music.

Tickets are £13/£12 in person from the box office on 01527 65203 or buy online at


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