Hatful of Rain: Appalachian-influenced folk/roots quartet

Date/Time Sun 04 Dec 2022 8:00 PM

Price Online - £10 + £1 fee; On The Door - £12

Website: http://www.hatfulofrain.co.uk/

Hatful of Rain are an Appalachian-influenced British folk/roots quartet based in East Sussex, playing original material with a strong traditional feel.

Their music is a blend of British Folk & Americana styles, centred round songs with timeless themes of love and loss, domestic hardships, migration, identity, celebration & grief. The Hatfuls have released 3 albums and 1 EP to date and have toured widely in the UK on the folk circuit; rooms above pubs, folk clubs, villages halls, festivals, house concerts and theatres.

Formed back in 2010, the ‘Chloe Overton Project’ quickly expanded to a quartet. They have emerged from lockdown with a new line-up of Chloe Overton (lead vocals, guitar & mandolin), Phil Jones (upright bass, clawhammer banjo, vocals), Fred Gregory (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and Scott Smith (fiddle) replacing retiree James Shenton. Concentrating on arrangements and nuances of their song writing, the style of the group has changed considerably since we last saw them.

Here’s a video from a previous visit: