Adrian’s new album “Live at Crossroads” is generating substantial interest in it’s first few days of release. Some highlights so far…
“a quite frankly outstanding rendition of ‘Vincent Black Lightning’. Should you decide to cover a Richard Thompson song you’d better know what you’re doing, not only that, you have to give the song something dramatic to avoid negative comparison. And should you acomplish that, choosing Vincent Black Lightning would be a bold choice. No worries here, Adrian hits it with guitar and vocals. If anyone is going to give ‘the master’ a run for his money on any of his songs this one gets my vote.”
“‘Brightest Star’ with its incredibly powerful lyrics – delivered by a voice that raises the emotion to a soul-wrenching level.”
“There’s the piercingly perceptive ‘The Dying of Democracy’ – a hard narrative, driven hard, telling its tale of rioting and violence in Athens: “Just a stone’s throw from its birthplace, I saw the dying of democracy.” Wicked lyrics.”
“his dazzling deft acoustic guitar fingerwork” “nimble six string brilliance”
“shows why he really should be discovered by a wider and international audience, notably so on the politically pointed The Dying of Democracy with its echoes of Bruce Cockburn”
Adrian’s new album “Live at Crossroads” was released today March 3rd 2014 and already is making quite an impact. With over a dozen radio stations across the UK giving it airplay and one of them already making it their “Album of the Week” it looks like exciting times are ahead.
There are lots of magazines publishing reviews over the next couple of months but some reviews are already up online. Here are links to two of them…..
It is exclusively available from the SHOP here
With the first batch of “Live at Crossroads” pre-orders going out this week, here are some of the initial reactions coming back. I believe these are now called ‘customer reviews’……
“…….cannot stop playing it – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Super playing – in fact, mesmerising is the word which springs to mind!!!!” (Mike Ainscoe)
“Got home to find the new CD from Adrian Nation had arrived. Usual routine out of the window, not TV, CD straight on to play. Would I be disappointed? Of course not! Adrian doing what he does best, performing on his own, live. Story teller, stunning guitarist, great voice, lovely bloke.” (Tracey Palmer)
“Dear Adrian, Thanks for the CDs arrived this morning and I’ve had a wonderful morning relaxing to the superb sound quality and beautiful songs…….I continue to search Tyneside for someone of your caliber” (Mike Swindale)
“Live at Crossroads…could be described as the accidental genius he truly is.” (Molly)
Adrian’s new album “Live at Crossroads” is set for release in just over a week on March 3rd. Tracks from the album are starting to receive airplay across the UK, this week featuring on BBC Scotland and BBC Wales. There are reviews being published in magazines over the next two months including Acoustic Magazine, Guitar and Bass, Maverick, R2 and Blues Matters. You can still get one of the limited signed first editions by pre-ordering from the SHOP.
All the reviews will be published here too on the reviews page.
This Saturday, February 1st Adrian will be opening the show for The Strawbs at the Touchline Live Music Venue in Hullbridge Essex.
Adrian is being interviewed by Acoustic Magazine for the Retune Your Ears feature. More details soon…..
Anyone wishing to pre-order their copy of Adrian’s new album “Live at Crossroads” can do so now by clicking on the “Buy Now” button here. All orders will be dispatched a week before release with the first 200 copies being limited signed first editions. Track listing details are below.
“Adrian Nation Live at Crossroads” was recorded live on tour in the Netherlands in October 2013 and is set for release on March 3rd 2014.
1. The Coming of the Day
2. Brightest Star
3. Five Finger Rapids
4. The Dying of Democracy
5. Vincent Black Lightning 1952
6. No Question
7. The Heart Beats On
8. Set Fire to the Sky
It is with a very heavy heart that I have to announce that the FIRSTSITE SHOW THIS WEEKEND HAS BEEN CANCELLED. My dad has been seriously ill for some time and the news received today means I need to spend his last days with him. The show will be rescheduled and all monies returned. I am so disappointed but it is the only option I have. Please accept my apologies and help me spread the word to all the people who need to know that the show is off. Xx
Following his sold out show at the FirstSite Gallery in February, Adrian is returning to the prestigious Colchester venue on December 14th for a special Christmas Concert along with some musical friends who have appeared with him over the years either live or on albums.
Also appearing to open the show will be Cambridge based singer songwriter Grace Sarah.
Tickets will be available very soon and will cost £10 in advance and £12 on the door. Last time the show sold out and people were beng turned away at the door so keep an eye on this site so you can book early to avoid disappointment.
To purchase your tickets please call Chilli Enterprises on 07542 101350
We are also happy to announce that we have been able to team up with the Thai 1 Restaurant in Colchester to offer a special pre-gig menu. The restaurant, which is just a 2 minute walk form the venue, will be opening at 5pm on December 14th instead of the usual 6.30pm in order to accomodate anyone looking for a meal before the show. There is limited room so book early to avoid missing out. Just call 01206 870770 to pre-book your table letting them know you are going to the Adrian Nation Concert at FirstSite. Enjoy!