C2C Country To Country 2016: Sunday preview
It’s still an impressive thing that the O2 in London, as well as venues in Glasgow and Dublin, pretty much sell out for one of the UK’s biggest genre festivals, C2C Country To Country Returning as an extended three day festival this year we’re here to guide you through Sunday +with a look at the five acts you really shouldn’t miss. Check out the official C2C app for all times and stages.
The title of youngest performer of the weekend goes to 14 year old Erin Kinsey. With an EP already under her belt, as well as an appearance at the Bluebird Cafe, she’s making the trip to the UK to take on the Town Square stage. With a voice that shows a maturity way beyond her years, measuring up to the know artists will be a measure of how far she's come.
It’s the obvious one, right? By now we all know what Chris Stapleton is capable of, if you’ve not seen the Grammys duet then what are you doing at C2C, it was one of those moments. Anyhow, we kinda liked his debut record - it got a rare 10/10 - and the soulful country blues of ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ and heartstopping rawness of ‘Sometimes I Cry’ have the potential to bring the house down. The bearded troubadour is in the running for must-see act of the weekend.
We’ve been choosing live performances for the videos, but Chris’ latest is helping us Know the Five Signs of emotional suffering. So watch the vid then visit www.changedirection.org.
‘Springsteen’. ‘These Boots’. ‘Drink In My Hand’. ‘Talladega’. ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’. ‘Jack Daniels’. ‘Mr.Misunderstood’. There’s a few of the songs you’ll be singing onto the tube or into the car on Sunday night. Eric Church has risen to the ranks of country superstar by doing things his own way. In the midst of the pop/r’n’b-ification of country music Church has shrugged his shoulders and gone deeper into the rock aspect of his music. When the line-up was announced there were murmurs of discontent about the Sunday, but any dissenters out there will be part of the Church Choir by the time they leave the building
Cutting her own swathe through modern country music, Kacey Musgraves has taken the sound back to something more traditional; whilst singing about following your arrow, wherever that may roam. The Texas is a crowd pleaser and perfect as a support act for Church. If she keeps up the quality of Pagaent Material and Same Trailer, Different Park then she’ll be headlining soon enough.
Rocking country is the name of the game for Alice Wallace. And despite being delivered some tough slots - on at 19:30 on Sunday - she’s enough quality to be worth checking out. If Musgraves isn’t your cup of tea then the Brooklyn Bowl and Americana sounds of LA’s Wallace is a fitting alternative.