Lucy Spraggan with Jilian Linklater and Bea Troxel
The High Watt
Tue, Sep 18 8:00 pm
Lucy Spraggan: If 2018 is anywhere near as eventful as the previous year, Lucy Spraggan is set for an interesting 12 months. The singer-songwriter netted her fourth top 40 albumin January last year and followed that success with more than 22,000 ticket sales across her UK and European tours. I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writingcharted at number 12 in the Official Top 40 Album Chart. The album, the second under her own label -CTRL Records -was described as ‘a triumph by the Sun. As well as more than 60 headline shows Lucy also performed at some of the UK’s most popular festivals, including Glastonbury and Isle of Wight Festival. Recognised as one of the leading lights in the LGBT community, Spraggan has managed to build her fanbase into a far wider market. Lucy appeared on the X Factor in 2012, since then her audition video has been viewed more than 40 million times. Jilian Linklater: “I don’t care if you’re rock, pop, indie, folk, country or jazz-fusion, you will love Jilian’s music. You’ll love it because it has a way of cutting through styles and genres, and heading straight for your heart. That’s the kind of music we all love – the kind that connects us to the deepest things that matter most about our lives, and that’s what lies at the core of Jilian’s beautiful gift. Buy this music. Go see her play. She’s one of the rare ones.”–John Mays, VP of A&R, Centricity Music Bea Troxel: Bea Troxel started writing songs in the tenth grade about bad haircuts. In High School, she played in a band called Bea, Rita, and Maeve (named "Best High School Band of 2013" by the Nashville Scene). The trio won Studio 360's High School Battle of the Bands contest, and Thao Nguyen and Andrew W.K. covered Bea's song, "The River," as performed by Bea, Rita, and Maeve. Nguyen wrote of their music, saying there was a "subtlety and refinement in the musicianship." Troxel played all through her time at Sewanee in southern TN, but she did not begin to seek out shows until she moved to Pennsylvania where she found herself in the midst of the Northeast DIY music scene. She opened for musicians such as Glenn Jones, Laura Baird, and Sons of an Illustrious Father, and organized her first tour through the Northeast in 2017. She recently moved back to Nashville and released her debut album, The Way That It Feels, in September. Since the album's release, she has toured throughout the NE, played around Nashville, and was an official showcase artist at SXSW 2018.