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The groundswell of interest in country music in the UK is now unstoppable and one of the acts to make country cooler than ever on this side of the Atlantic aren’t from Tennessee or Texas, they’re from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
The duo of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes aren’t unknown to SummerTyne and Sage audiences and we’re delighted to welcome them back. These young singer-songwriters share a love of the classical ‘Nashville’ sound. Powered by Crissie’s powerful but subtle and supple vocals and Ben’s perfectly complementary tones and acoustic guitar, The Shires have literally found a piece of country to call their own. They love American music, but they are proudly British and intensely keen to add some real indigenous flavour to the pot.
Sarah Darling is sure to take you on a whimsical ride through songs about stars, and when cowboys used to ride away into the West. She calls her sound “Dream Country”. Darling has released several albums with two number 1 videos on CMT and GAC, and her biggest hit Home to Me, led to performances opening for artists like Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves.
Catherine McGrath: 7.30pm – 8pm
Sarah Darling – 8.15pm – 9pm
The Shires: 9.20pm – 10.35pm
Please note stage times are subject to change
Multi-Buy Offer (Early Bird)
Book two or more concerts in Sage One and Sage Two and save. Don’t miss our Early Bird Offer and save even more (available until 13 May 2017).
- Book 2 concerts & save £2 per ticket
- Book 3 concerts & save £3 per ticket
- Book 4 concerts & save £4 per ticket
Discounts will reduce to £1, £2 and £3 per ticket after 13 May. Please book via Ticket Office. Offer not available online.
This Summer at Sage Gateshead sees SummerTyne Americana Festival return along with events for all the family and outstanding exclusive shows from Mercury Rev and Royal Northern Sinfonia and The Bootleg Beatles with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
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