The Lost Highway is an important part of the Brighton music scene. What started as an Americana event has branched out to give exposure to great artists from a wide range of genres, most that you would not normally expect to see on mainstream billings – whilst ensuring they don’t become pigeonholed! The Lost Highway is taking part in the Fringe and this Friday will present a night of dusty Americana, rusty blues and gutsy baroque and roll.
In 2007 The Sun gave headliners Redlands Palomino Company a 4/5 for their album Take Me Home and said “RPC prove you don’t have to be American to do good country rock – a fine album.” With support from impossible-to-pigeonhole Two Fingers of Firewater, multi-talented multi-instrumentalist The Long Goodbye and Brighton’s own Small Gods.
“All over the UK, there are club nights with names that evoke the romance of America: from The Lost Highway in Brighton, to Outlaw in Belfast, and West by Northwest, in Bury. Their audience is people who love country, but have no truck with Shania Twain or the Nashville superstars who have sanitised the genre. And as the roots music of America is discovered by a new generation here, a new wave of bands and singers is springing up.” The Culture Magazine Sunday Times March 2010
Friday 7 May 2010
@ The Brunswick