The Coal Porters will put on a smokin’ set for their audience at Falkirk Folk Club tonight.
Championing Americana before it became fashionable, ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin formed the band in Los Angeles last century and five albums and many more adventures later they are heading for Falkirk, via the good old city of Stirling.
A must-see live act, the alternative bluegrassers unleash the combined power and purity of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, upright bass and floating four-part harmonies to gain new fans wherever they play.
Moving from LA LA land to London, Griffin and his gang - John Breese, Neil Robert Herd, Tali Trow and Carly Frey - can stake a real claim to inventing the hip new sub genre, alternative bluegrass, which is now dripping off the tongues and tweets of music critics the world over.
Their latest album, ‘Find the One’, is an acoustic masterpiece produced by folk rock legend John Wood, the man behind classic platters by Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton. Fans can catch the Coals at the Falkirk Folk Club HQ, the Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street, from 8 p.m.