Concerteenies @Kommune: Banjo Jen (0-3s), Kommune, Thursday, 09. April 2020

Join Sheffield singer-songwriter Banjo Jen, the “all-singin’, all-dancin’, badass banjo-pickin’ girl”. Using banjo as the lead instrument for her original songs, weaving clever lyrics with catchy melodies, and incorporating Appalachian step-dancing and Yorkshire charm and humour into her sets, she’s beginning to make waves on the UK Americana and folk scenes. Her debut EP ‘Lost & Found’ was released in 2018, reviewed by Maverick magazine as ‘smart and sassy…a distinctly promising debut’. She was also selected twice to represent the Americana Music Association UK at Red Rooster festival and The Long Road festival in 2018. Playing the traditional ‘frailing’ style of banjo, accompanied by punchy double bass, she is influenced by aspects of folk, country, blues and ‘old-time’ music - though she doesn't stick to any particular tradition and makes her own rules up as she goes along! This, combined with a skill for finding a great melody and an interesting story, makes for unique and highly original songs; songs of sinning and straying, of characters and conflicts, of running from the law and of running from yourself. As the one and only Dolly Parton says, ‘We're all just a bunch of sinners, but we do the best we can’. Between the well-crafted songs, the percussive step-dancing and the Yorkshire ‘gift of the gab’, Banjo Jen’s refreshingly original act is always guaranteed to entertain. There’s a lot more to come from this banjo-pickin’ girl, so grab yer cowboy boots and come along for the ride! With bubbles, percussion, props and informal introductions, this is a fun and informal gig for adults and their children aged 0-3 (siblings welcome).
TICKETS 
Adults £8/ first child FREE/ Additional children £2/ Under 6months FREE (in advance - booking fees apply). When booking your ticket, please state the number of free children's spaces too. 
Pre-sales end at 6pm the evening before the concert.
Most concerts sell out before the day so do check the Facebook Concerteenies page or email pollyjives@

INFO FOR ON THE DAY 
- Kommune opens at 9am. Kommunity Room doors open 15 minutes before the concert starts.  
- Feel free to buy food and drinks at the outlets before or after the concerts. 
- Please say your name on the door and show your online ticket barcode. No need to print your ticket.
- You are responsible for the safety of your own children and belongings. 
- Buggies can be left in the buggy area in the Kommunity Room.  
- There is nappy changing facilities and feel free to breastfeed. 
- This is a listening concert so we encourage you to not chat throughout so your fellow audience members and little ones can really enjoy the music. 

Concerteenies @Kommune: Banjo Jen (0-3s)

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