The Cadillac Three have been confirmed as the headline act for the Royal Albert Hall’s ‘Nashville Meets London’ extravaganza: the latest in the iconic venue’s At Home’ series of streamed live shows.
The roots-y rockers will perform virtually on 18 July with support from American singer Michael Ray, Canadian singer-songwriter Tenille Townes, and Yorkshire-born country star Twinnie. The night will be compered by Country Hits Radio, Mainly Music and ‘No Chords But the Truth’ presenter Matt Spracklen.
With the Royal Albert Hall currently closed for the first time since The Blitz during World War II, the ‘At Home’ series of virtual concerts hopes to raise funds to support the venue and has already featured artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Richard Thompson, David Ford and Baxter Dury.
“This series has spotlighted an incredible collection of world-class talents working in an extraordinary array of genres,” says the Hall’s artistic director, Lucy Noble. “We’re absolutely delighted to announce this first country music concert as part of Royal Albert Home, showcasing four fantastic acts who’ll bring a little bit of Nashville into your living room.
“This line-up illustrates just how exciting and eclectic the world of country is right now, and we can’t wait to share the show with you.”
The ‘Nashville Meets London’ session will be broadcast on the Royal Albert Hall’s website at 19.30 BST on 18 July.
Launched in August 2016 as a music festival, Nashville Meets London (NML) has developed into a global music brand, providing opportunities that support the spread of country and Americana music.
At the end of last month The Cadillac Three band released a new version of ‘The Jam’, originally found on last year’s Country Fuzz album. Roughened up around the edges, the revitalised song has been retitled ‘The Jam (+ Fuzz).’
The band have released a number of videos from Country Fuzz over the past 12 months, including clips for ‘Crackin’ Cold Ones With The Boys’, ‘All The Makin’s Of A Saturday Night’ and ‘Slow Rollin’.