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Brooks Williams & Boo Hewerdine
(aka State Of The Union)
What is State of the Union? A collaboration between Brooks Williams (USA) and Boo Hewerdine (UK). This "hands-across-the-water" collaboration is timeless, with two voices, two guitars and great songs. It simply doesn't get any better.

In 2012 they released their
 stunning and critically acclaimed debut, State Of The Union. A 60-date tour took them from Celtic Connections in Glasgow to venues all across the UK and included an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One TV. Following the success of their debut album, and armed with a folio of new songs, the duo recorded and released their second album, Snake Oil, in 2013. Q and R2 both gave it 4-stars. "Beautiful, classy playing and great songs" Acoustic.

Now in 2017 the duo are back together with a new recording and a new tour. The Saltwell Sessions, available exclusively on the tour, is a collection of some of Williams' and Hewerdine's favourite songs by some of the best UK and USA artists, including Johnny Cash, Linda Thompson, Greg Trooper, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Tom Waits, Melanie and The Everly Brothers. Brooks Williams and Boo Hewerdine have never sounded better. Catch 'em on tour now!

Upcoming State Of The Union UK Tour Dates:
6 Aug Whitstable Sessions, Whitstable, Kent

1-3 Sep Harvest Blues Festival, Monaghan, Ireland
17 Sep Hitchin Folk Club, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

20 Sep Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-the-Sea, West Sussex
21 Sep West End Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire

23 Sep Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury
24 Sep Brixham Theatre, Brixham, Devon

25 Sep Colchester Arts Center, Colchester, Essex
26 Sep The Blue Boar, Maldon, Essex
27 Sep Up In Arms, Biddulph, Staffordshire
28 Sep Rothbury Roots, Rothbury, Northumberland
29 Sep Queen’s Hall, Hexham, Northumberland
30 Sep The Old Fire Station, Carlisle, Cumbria

1 Oct Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland
2 Oct Centre For Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland

3 Oct Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham, West Midlands

5 Oct Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill, Suffolk
6 Oct Acoustic Roots, Wigan, Lancashire
7 Oct Hepwoth Live, Hepworth, West Yorkshire
8 Oct Coach House Studio, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
10-11 Oct Costa del Folk, Albufeira, Portugal
13 Oct Calstock Arts, Calstock, Cornwall

15 Oct Ellel Village Hall, nr. Lancaster, Lancashire

17 Oct Greystones, Sheffield

20 Oct Milverton Music, Milverton, Taunton