Listen to Bang Bang, the new single from two-time Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee, Sarah Jane Scouten taken from her new full-length album When The Bloom Falls From The Rose, due for release on June 16th via Light Organ Records.
New single Bang Bang scales up the beat combining the retro feel of country-folk with bluesy rockabilly; bombastic, irreverent and smutty behind a thin veneer, Bang Bang may not make sense, but it plays in the lyrical freedom that comes with the blues.
Observant, outspoken, and at the top of her craft, the new album is a luminous body of work; one that shines a light on the wind-whipped highway of Scouten’s life as a gifted songwriter, a scholar of roots music history, and travelling musician. With flavours of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths, Old Crow Medicine Show and a wealth of old-time and bluegrass music, Sarah Jane’s songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition, but often spill over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, from homelessness to midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana.
Sarah Jane has already received support in the UK including plays on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Shropshire; and has performed throughout Canada and Europe. 2017 brings further UK tour dates in support of the Paperboys, plus headline shows in Berlin, Frankfurt, Luxemburg and Cologne.
Sarah Jane Scouten 2017 UK Tour
Tuesday 3rd October – Cramlington Folk Club, Cramlington
Wednesday 4th October – Woodend Creative, Scarborough
Thursday 5th October – Black Swan Folk Club, York
Saturday 7th October – Music @ Craigie Folk Club, Scotland
Wednesday 11th October – Running Horse, Nottingham
Thursday 12th October – Crail Folk Club, Fife
Saturday 14th October – Wychwood Folk Club, Oxon
Sunday 15th October – Nest Collective, London
Tuesday 17th October – Leith Folk Club, Leith
Saturday 21st October – Cellar Bar, Cardigan
Photo Credit: Jen Squires