Stiv Cantarelli at The Railway Inn in Winchester
|Doors Open||Thursday 30 May 2013 at 8:00 PM|
|Starts||Thursday 30 May 2013 at 8:00 PM|
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
In 1999 Stiv Cantarelli was the leader of Satellite Inn, the first Italian alt-country band to sign a record deal with MoodFood Records of Cary, NC (Usa) where they replaced Ryan Adam's Whiskeytown that signed for Outpost Records. Satellite Inn's first record, Cold Morning Songs, obtained positive feedback almost everywhere in the US, Europe and Australia for his particular interpretation of alt-country music and somehow anticipated the wave of exported Italian music with their mix of punk rock and border stories. After 2 US tour (East Coast, 1999 and West Coast, 2001, including festivals as CMJ in NYC, SXSW in Austin TX and Country Star Festival in Trenton, NJ) the label filed for bankruptcy and Stiv Cantarelli found himself leading Gold Rust, a roots-rock oriented band heavily influenced by electric Neil Young and the best british bands of the '60. Signed by the small US label Bloomfield Recordings, their debut album drew positive reviews from the music press, helping the band to start an extensive tour of Italy and Europe, including a co-headlining with Willard Grant Conspiracy's Robert Fisher at Metropalooza festival in Holland. After Gold Rust disbanded in 2006, Stiv Cantarelli choose to get out and play as a solo artist. In 2009 Bob Mould (Huskerd Du) chose him to open his first Italian Tour after 20 years, before then Richmond Fontaine toured with him as a support all over their last European Tour in 2009 , also signing him on a record deal with El Cortez Records (Richmond Fontaine's personal label) and play as a backing band on his new record, Innerstate, where he blended a decade of Americana flavour with dark-tinged landscapes and a '60s combat-folk attitude.