The Coal Porters

The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth

After a 4 Year Hiatus….They’re Back!

“Great harmony singing and memorable songs that often recall a British Flying Burrito Brothers or a back porch Ronnie Lane..” (Mojo Magazine)

Sunday 24th November 2024
The Square Tower
Broad Street
Old Portsmouth

Doors Open 7.15pm. Show Starts 7.45pm.

Tickets £16 each (£18 on the door if not sold out).

Tickets available securely online at: 

Alternatively, physical tickets can be purchased in store at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea, Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea or Harbour Records in Emsworth.

“The Coal Porters whisk together a hugely listenable cocktail of bluegrass, folk and country..” (Uncut Magazine)

After a 4 year hiatus, we’re delighted to welcome the inimitable Sid Griffin and The Coal Porters back to Portsmouth and the beautiful Square Tower – and what’s more it’s their original 5 piece line up!

The Coal Porters claim to be the world’s first “alt-bluegrass” act, demonstrating the power of fiddle mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. After a four-year hiatus, The Coal Porters have reunited, led by Americana Music Association Award Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sid Griffin, whose band The Long Ryders are credited as progenitors of “alt-country”. Featuring on fiddle Grammy winner and Adele string section leader Kerenza Peacock.

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Their sound has featured on NPR’s Morning Edition in the USA, live sessions for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 and Marc Riley for Radio 6 Music, and appearances at Glastonbury, SXSW and MerleFest.

“Swell picking, sweet vocals, strong tunes…a bucketful of tradition!” (Time Out)

The Coal Porters are: Karenza Peacock (fiddle and vocals), Paul Fitzgerald (banjo & vocals), Sid Griffin (vocals, mandolin, harmonica and autoharp), Andrew Stafford (bass), Neil Robert Herd (guitar & vocals).

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