Hatful Of Rain are a British folk band who draw on the fiddle tunes and old time ballads of the Appalachian mountains.
Based around the captivating voice of Chloe Overton, this ensemble brings together instrumental virtuosity, soaring harmonies and intense performances.
‘If you like Gillian Welch, Crooked Still and the soundtrack from Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, then this is for you,’ says promoter Ken Brown, who brings the band to The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth tonight.
Alongside Overton, on guitar and mandolin are Phil Jones on double bass, clawhammer banjo and vocals, Fred Gergory on guitar, mandolin and vocals, and James Shenton on violin.
The band will be playing songs from their forthcoming new album, as well as their debut album, Way Up On The Hill, which has already attracted the attention of many including BBC Radio’s Bob Harris and folk guru Mike Harding.
Harris liked it so much, he invited the band in to play one of his prestigious sessions, which aired in February.
Tickets: £8 from squarerootspromotions.co.uk, (023) 9238 2888 or £10 on,the door from 7.15pm.