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Black Country Showcase
All profits will be donated to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity: Black Country Day Live Music Bash
Steven Henley, James Stevens and Rachel Slater will be joined by rythym section John Hartshorn and Ian Slater and the band will be playing material from their critically acclaimed first album, "The Acoustic Record" and premiering songs from their forthcoming second album "Sonic Boom". With some choice covers thrown in for good measure.
James & Rachel will be playing songs from the album plus slected covers from 9PM.
For the second time this week The Empty Can will be showcasing songs form the debut album "The Acoustic Record", along with new material and some classic covers.
Bio: Re-uniting in 2010 after a 7 year hiatus, Steven Henley and James Stevens formed The Empty Can. Quickly recruiting Rachel Slater on violin the trio set about their principle craft and began writing songs, some of which have been collected and presented here as The Acoustic Record. The band are cu...See Full Bio
“The Empty Can are from Dudley, in the middle of the UK; what is known as The Black Country. This makes me very happy because I can describe this band as BLACK COUNTRY BLUES. With slide guitar and a lived in vocal you might expect soulful stories of lost love and hobo travels, but James Stevens and Steven Henly have much more to say than that. There's social comment and witty observations in every tune. Couple this with the almost orchestral violin of Rachel Slater brilliantly mixed in and the music takes on a life of its own. This is British Blues with no buyer remorse. As a lover of narrative how could I resist a track called “The Greatest Story Ever Told”? It starts with that plucked, deep-south sound, but this is no glorious tribute to the great American Way. It is an uncomfortable comment on that element of society that just wants you to “keep your”