Joe and co are keeping the fires lit

Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
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One of the top bluegrass bands in the world are looking forward to playing a foot-stomping show in Old Portsmouth.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will be playing their only UK show at The Square Tower, in Broad Street, on Thursday.

The band have won five International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, three awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, and they were even named International Bluegrass Music Association’s ‘Emerging Artist Of The Year 2012’.

Their energetic mix of quality bluegrass and Gospel music, professional presentation, inventive instrumental work and wide variety of vocal arrangements are sure to make a great show.

Craig Havinghurst, from Music City Roots, says: ‘These guys are among the elite in the business, keeping the fires lit for the original bluegrass sound.’

Ken Brown, from Square Roots Promotions, says: ‘We can’t tell you just how excited and honoured we are to be able to announce that we are hosting a show for the legendary Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers.

‘And not just that – it will be the band’s only UK date!

‘It’s a long story, but suffice to say we are very lucky to be able to bring this one-off show to Portsmouth.

‘We were lucky enough to catch Joe and the boys last year at the Grand ‘Ole Opry on our first-ever visit to Nashville.

‘And what started out as a casual e-mail conversation has now ended up with the band flying into the UK to play for us, then flying on to Europe for other dates.’

Doors open at 7.15pm, with the show starting at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £12 each, £14 on the door.

To buy, go to wegottickets.com/event/351606

Alternatively, tickets can be bought at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea or Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea.