Digger Barnes is a ramblin’ troubadour. His songs are dark portrayals of outlaws, criminals and suicides. Influenced by early roots music, murderballads and gospel tunes he creates his own ghostly universe that could be described best as gothic americana or country noir.
Digger works also as a studio/touring musician and shared stages with Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Tim Barry (Avail), Tom Gabel (Against Me), Ben Nichols (Lucero), Jim Ward (At The Drive-In), Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Austin Lucas, Jon Snodgrass, Frank Turner (Kneejerk) and many more.
Together with visual artist Pencil Quincy he runs the Hamburg/Germany based label BARNES & QUINCY.
Jimmy Islip is a stalwart of the UK punk/emo scene. Having previously played in Eighty Six, Jimmy now divides his time between That Fucking Tank, Milloy and The Magnificent, whilst also playing solo acoustic shows. Check out his spilt with Chuck Ragan, Helen Chambers and Sam Russo.
Livers and Lungs are a 4 piece country outfit. They don’t play very often but are great to see when they do find the time to regale us with thoughtful and touching songs.
Monday the 23rd of January at The Edge of the Wedge, Southsea. £5