Starts in 7 Months, 15 Days
May 3, 2020
“I’m going to have to file May beside all my Nanci Griffiths CD’s because these two women are gold!” (No Depression)
The Square Tower
Doors Open: 7.15pm Show Starts: 7.45pm.
Tickets £14 each, £16 on the door (if not sold out).
Tickets available securely online at: www.wegottickets.com/event/482475
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. You can also send a cheque for the required amount of tickets (made payable to Ken Brown), along with a SAE, to our address. If in doubt then please phone the box office on 02392 382888.
We’re so thrilled to finally be able to announce that at last we have managed to get the mega songwriting talent that is Michigan’s May Erlewine to our beautiful Square Tower! We’ve been trying for the last 2 years! The show will be in the trio format – and boy are we excited! We know that you are going to LOVE May!!
“Sitting in the midst of her on-stage charismatic appeal generated beams of spiritual waves and the introduction of an artist with an impressive trail could not have been a more fulfilling experience!” (Three Chords & The Truth)
Some people might call May Erlewine “Michigan’s Songbird”, but her songs have travelled far beyond her home state. One of the most prolific and passionate songwriters of her generation, May’s music has touched the hearts of people all over the world. Her words have held solace for weary hearts, offered a light in the darkness and held a lot of space for the pain and joy of being alive in these times. When she starts to sing, there’s no way around it. Welcome to the moment, everyone.
May Erlewine made a big impression when she played UK festival dates with one of her side projects, The Sweet Water Warblers, in 2017. Here, she tours in her own right, with two of her renowned backing band to perform in the trio format.
When she released her stunning solo album Mother Lion, in 2018, the UK finally sat up and took notice. Reviewers swooned as they wrote about the new record – at Americana UK, Michael Farley labelled it “superb! A coming of age!”, whilst RnR Magazine and Country Music magazine called it “enchanting” and “mesmerising” respectively.
“May Erlewine has the sort of soul-baring voice that moves the Alan Lomaxes of the world to abandon the ivory tower for the back roads of rural America!” (Harvard Independent)
Raised in a family rich with art and music, May began writing songs and playing them for the people at a very young age. Her journeys have taken her all over the world, from street corners to renowned stages, May has performed for all walks of life. In her travels Erlewine came to know the land and the pulse of the people. Her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk.
May pulls from a wide variety of sounds and influences to create her unique musical landscape. You’ll hear traditional folk roots, old time country swing, soul and rock and roll but mostly she’s inspired by the hearts of the people and the one in her chest. This music is about feeling and it’s about telling life’s stories.
“Unexpected songs steal the show – Sawyer Frederick’s earnest ode “Shine On”, had viewers Googling the unfamiliar tune, which was penned by Americana artist May Erlewine!” (Rolling Stone Magazine)
You Tube Videos