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Labelled as the Northern Country Queen, Tyneside-based singer-songwriter, Chloe Chadwick, takes her debut offering, Dustbowl Jukebox, into the acclaimed SummerTyne Americana Festival later this month.
A number of years in the making, and with her self-titled, 2015 EP, sandwiched in between, the launch itself was strategically placed either side of outings at Sage Gateshead, the second of which will see her appear the SummerTyne Americana Festival for the third successive year.
“What can I say about the SummerTyne Americana other than it’s just a fantastic event to be a part of once again,” Chloe stated with an enthusiastic smile.
“I’ll be playing the concourse for the second time in three years having headlined the Jumping Hot Stage last year, but it’s great that artists from all over can be here so I’ll be sharing with the likes of The Shires, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Callaghan, Chuck Prophet, Sam Outlaw – it’s endless really.
“I’m also looking forward to seeing some of the acts at this year’s event as I’ve always been elsewhere.”
“This festival puts the north east on the map for Americana music and it’s great to be a part of this wonderful event yet again!”
Of significant importance to Chloe’s musical career though was the launch of her debut album, it finally having been released to an increasingly eager following. The ten-track album, spearheaded by her latest single Love Will Find A Way sees Chloe aiming to take 2017 by storm.
An album that has something for everyone with undertones of pop, rock, country, blues and soul embedded throughout the artist believes she’s struck the perfect chord with this, adding: “My favourites are Big River and Plain Old Jane with the former being that classy ballad which relates to previous experiences whilst living life to the full.
“Recorded over in Los Angeles it came out exactly how I envisioned it, it really couldn’t have been any better.”
Her focus, albeit on her album launch, could well be swayed by end-of the-year awards nights, Chloe receiving dual nominations at the UKL Country Radio awards for the second successive year in September.
Nominated for both UK Country Artist of the Year and Female Country Singer of the Year among other country artists such as Jade Helliwell and Lily Garland, Wayne Jacobs and Zenne Kober, Chloe is adamant that her debut offering will carry her forward.
She added: “It’s been a labour of love more than twenty years in the making and the feeling is that I’ve delivered on my pledge to write the most authentic and personal account of an everyman’s journey through the trials and tribulations of everyday life.
“The actual launch itself was a huge success and for me there’s nothing better than playing to a home crowd and they certainly got behind me for my debut release and for that I’m thankful.”
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