From the darkest corner of rural Dorset, England comes The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show. Heartfelt, ramshackle, Country Punk. Formed in 2016 in the tiny village of Witchampton these 8 musicians put the words of local poet James Lynch to music.
Tales of deceit, heartbreak, insanity and black magic to name but a few subjects feature on their debut album ‘Weeding Out The Wicked’ which was released in May 2017 to critical acclaim.
‘A Snake’s A Snake’ is the first offering from album number two, a raw punchy hoedown of a tune, think late 60s Dylan with a great catchy Summery vibe. It’s backed by two equally brilliant tracks that could quite easily be singles themselves.
The band already have a large loyal following on the east coast of England and with numerous festivals and gigs lined up for Spring/Summer 2018 along with the new releases, this looks set to grow a lot more this year.
“The perfect storm of roots music, bluegrass stomps played with a punk swagger, pastoral folk taken on a white-knuckle ride on an out of control cider cart”
– Dancing with Architecture blog
“Funked up Folk with a mohawked heart”
– Yack magazine
“The album takes wonderful sonic journeys through associated genres and conducts interesting cross-pollinating experiments but all the while the sound is cohesive, fresh and original. It isn’t often that you find that happening, I can tell you”
– The Swindonian (Culture Magazine)
28th April – Cuckoo Calling Festival, Cranborne Chase, Dorset
25/27th May – Cursus Festival Dorset
2nd June – Drusillas Inn, Horton Dorset
8/9/10th June – Wimborne Folk Festival, Dorset
16th June – Bradfest, Witchampton, Dorset
29/30th June – Dark Holler Festival, Dorset
12th July – The Glen, Lythe, Hampshire w/Jason Thompson
13th July – Wonkydonk Festival, Dorset
27th July – Rustic Stomp Festival, Hampshire
28th July – The Summer Sessions, Witchampton Club all dayer, Dorset
4/5/6th August – Outcider Festival, Bristol/Bath
25/27th August – Camping Becider Seaside Festival, Dorset
21/22nd September – Acoustic Movement Festival (details shortly)
28/29th September – Winter Rustic Stomp Festival, Hampshire