Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards
Laura Cortese with her band The Dance Cards serves ups songs with panache and zing. It’s bold and elegant fare, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock ‘n’ roll swagger. Since the impact of their UK tours of 2016, the four-piece has taken both Shetland and Orkney Folk Festivals by storm, and are back in the UK for summer festival appearances and a string of tour dates.
The band kicked off 2018 in style, flying in for two big shows at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival, promoting their current album, California Calling, on Compass Records, which has been winning them rave reviews and much radio exposure.
‘This was a celebration of American string playing par excellence’ Songlines
‘They swung and rocked with constraint-free exuberance, tugging at and capturing everyone’s hearts.’ Rock n Reel
‘Stunning -If there was any justice, you’d see Laura on Later with Jools next week.’ *****
Date and venue
|Starts:||Friday 27th July 2018 at 8:00pm|