Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Red Roving Dialect, 4 shows in July

Here is a list of our shows for July, with links and a little info. We will have copies of the new album on vinyl and cd available to buy at these shows, if you didn't already order one via Kickstarter. You can also pre-order a physical or digital copy here via our bandcamp site. Alternatively, it is now available on iTunes here and via Amazon.

July 7th Brighton, Green Door Store, £5 entry. With support from Jack Kindred-Boothby and Marcus Hamblett. Click here to view the facebook event page, and a ticket link here.

July 8th London, Servant Jazz Quarters £5 entry. With support from Jack Kindred-Boothby. Click here to view the facebook event page, ticket link here.

July 29th Falmouth, Mono, £5 entry. With support from Simon Drinkwater. Click here to view the facebook event page.

July 30th Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall. We play at 8:45pm on the Caught by the River stage.

We will have a new video to share very soon.


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

We are now on Soundcloud


we have opened up a Soundcloud for Hinterground Records, so please follow us if you'd like to hear new songs. This is our own in-house label for releasing Red River Dialect's music, but we hope to release music from other projects of Red River Dialect members in the near future. It's our collective home. There are two tracks to stream from the new record, which have been available for a while, but there will be new songs to listen to very soon.


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Pre-order the new Red River Dialect album Tender Gold and Gentle Blue on LP or CD!


You can now pre-order our new album on lp or cd via our bandcamp page. There will be many more options closer to the release date, which is July 13th, as the album will be distributed to lots of record stores.

Listen to one track via the player below, where you can click through to order a heavyweight vinyl, download or cd. Thanks for your support. David

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Mandola Man

RIP Mr Ralph Settle, my mother Ruth​ just informed me of his passing. He was famous around Truro for his busking sessions on the mandola. People thought it was a banjo, and called him the Banjo Man. During the course of this short film, which I hope a few people will watch, following Ralph five years ago, around the time that I met him, he corrects this mistake: "They can call me the fucking Frankfurter Man if they like." "It's a mandola, it's an octave lower than a mandolin." The film fails to show enough of his playing, which was very lyrical. It also fails to include some of his jokes, which were pretty ripe, and his stories about being stationed in North Africa during WWII, which were concretely troubling and delivered with visceral energy and language. I was regularly shocked out of my expectations of talking with an octogenarian. But it does gather together enough to illuminate a little of his fiery spirit.

He liked to play around with some of the effects on his small amp, and consequently he added a psychy twang to the echoey lanes around the square in front of Truro cathedral. I visited his house once, and hoped to record him playing some of his favourite tunes. I also hoped to entice him to play an opening slot at one of the gigs I was promoting in Penryn at the time, for The Black Twig Pickers​ ​- he seemed uncertain about the idea, and I never really followed it up, which of course feels like a shame in retrospect. Anyhow, something for everyone in this film, and depending on the destination of his spirit, and your own tastes, perhaps he can take up the banjo in the afterlife.