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The esteemed Jumpin’ Hot Club are descending on Easington’s The Barn for their annual Country Cantina, a celebration of roots-driven music that, over the weekend of Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July, will host a wealth of both local, and national acts, overseen by MC Steve Drayton.

Headlining proceedings is the legendary Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, who have steadily built a solid following with their Western swing, honky-tonk, rockabilly sound that has seen them become a regular festival fixture, both here and on the continent. The bill also includes revered singer-songwriter and superb storyteller Martin Stephenson; trio Cajun Aces, who specialise in the sounds of traditional South West Louisiana; roots rock veteran John Lewis; Minneapolis’s indie folk strummer Humbird; Wisconsin guitar-picking extraordinaire Luke Callen; Texas singer-songwriter Noel McKay; pop folk noir courtesy of Mush Collective; the country folk duo The Rye Sisters; young Americana outfit Matt Dunbar & The Autonomous Collective; leftfield alt. country songstress Elaine Palmer, and a solo turn from Big Red of local bluegrass legends The Grinners.

With weekend tickets going for a mere £35, it’s an absolute steal for such a glorious eclectic line-up of pioneering and diverse artists. There’s also food by La Fiesta and a bar, so you can thoroughly get lost in a broad array of roots-based delight.

Jumpin’ Hot Club Country Cantina takes place at The Barn in Easington, County Durham on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July.

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