Jumpin Hot Country Cantina

Our annual celebration of roots-driven music :
@ The Barn at Easington, Thorpe Lea East Farm, Easington Colliery, County Durham, SR8 3UT

The Country Cantina is our annual celebration of country roots-driven music from all over the world :The Barn at Easington is situated on a 30-acre farm on the edge of the beautiful and wild Hawthorn Dene on the Co Durham coast very near to Easington.
Full live Music line-up includes, Country, R&B, Appalachian Folk, Soul Jazz, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic Blues & more. ” With the finest music found almost anywhere, with the best ticket value  found almost anywhere “.

Lady Nade Sings Nina Simone, Diana Jones (USA) , Cahalen Morrison (USA) , Howlin Ric & The Rocketeers, Rain Of Animals (Aus/Scotland) , Ags Connolly, The Good The Band & The Chumsy, The Burner Band, The Hightowns, Elsie Franklin, Kari McLeod, Tony Bengtsson.

We’ll have La Fiesta doing the wonderful food again, & the little bar serving beer & light refreshments, Hopefully the campfire sessions will be back (weather permitting ) & for a first, we will have Scottish Musician Ken Meek holding an opening mic spot on Saturday midday. Not forgetting Shippy’s 78 records spin at teatime.

After taking time out last year , Mr Drayton is back & will be the amazing MC for the event again. He was missed !

This is an “Over 18’s” event, with a “No Dogs” policy as it’s a working farm .

Here’s the line up ………

Lady Nade Sings Nina Simone
As a black woman, Lady Nade acknowledges Nina Simone’s trailblazing role in paving the way for artists of her generation. Simone’s tenacity encouraged them not to abandon their dreams and aspirations. Lady Nade is honoured to celebrate Nina Simone’s life and enduring legacy alongside some of the UK’s most accomplished musicians.This high-energy performance is a heartfelt dedication to recreating the transformative sound that blended popular tunes of the era into a distinctive fusion of jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music.

Songs include: Feeling Good, Love Your Loving Ways, Ain’t Got No, I Got Life, I Put A Spell On You, I Wish I Knew How To Take Care Of Business, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, Baltimore, Lilac Wine, Sinnerman, Love Me Or Leave Me, Mr Bojangles, Work Song.

Line-up: Lady Nade – Vocals, Chris Jones – Double Bass, Holly Carter – Guitar, Ruth Brown – Piano,Matt Brown – Drums, Sophie Stockham – Sax

Diana Jones (USA)

Award winning, Nashville born New York based US singer songwriter Diana Jones is known for her gritty, literary, Appalachian influenced songs. Diana’s released five critically acclaimed albums: She has toured the globe, including performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Galway Arts Festival & Levon Helm’s Ramble in Woodstock. She has also appeared on BBC Later With Jools Holland, BBC4 Folk America & her songs have been recorded by artists including Joan Baez and Gretchen Peters.“Increasingly compared to the likes of Iris DeMent and Gillian Welch, Jones just might be the best American songwriter most people have never heard of.” Chicago Tribune

Howlin Ric & The Rocketeers

Howlin’ Ric & the Rocketeers play vibrant and authentic rock and roll, roving from raucous rhythm and blues right through to dreamy popcorn love songs. Wailing vocals, virtuosic sax and biting, grooving guitar will have the audience bouncing, swinging and sweating from start to finish

Cahalen Morrison (USA)

Originally hailing from the high desert of Northern New Mexico, Cahalen Morrison has made a name for himself. Over the past decade touring solo, as a duo with Eli West, or with his roadhouse country band Western Centuries, Cahalen has played shows and festivals all over the world.Equally at home on guitar, banjo, mandolin, singing three part harmony or unaccompanied, he has carved out a place for himself as a unique voice in American music.



Ags Connolly

Ags Connolly is a traditional country artist from Oxfordshire, England, widely considered to be one of the best country singer-songwriters ever to emerge from the UK . “This isn’t British-style country music, this is country-style country music” – Saving Country Music.

Rain Of Animals

World-roving troubadors, Rain Of Animals, a richly euphonious collaboration between Pepi and Theo grew from their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, bluegrass, old-time, swing, and much more. Spanning originals to arrangements of classics and rare gems they’ve unearthed on their travels, their sound is both new and old; enchanting in its instrumental wizardry and musical integrity.They can also be seen accompanying Donny in Good Guy Hank !

The Good The Bad & The Chumsy

Joe (banjo/guitar) Paul C (Double Bass) & Paul R (vocals/guitar) from Big Red & The Grinners.. Put on your cowboy boots & listening boots for this wonderful acoustic trio. Cantina wouldn’t be the same without them.

The Burner Band

The Burner’s play old school country and rock ‘n roll in their own style. The band releases their second album “Age of the Liar” in March 2024, with artwork by JD Wilkes (The Legendary Shack Shakers).

Tony Bengtsson

Tony Bengtsson call’s his music socially conscious modern country folk…and who are we to argue, except that we love it. “The best voice for country outside of America” – (Dan Walsh).

Kari McLeod

The young acclaimed singer/songwriter/fiddle player with deep folk & country roots. Kari had some success with her band The Fugitive’s a while back.

Elsie Franklin

Playing old-time American folk music, York based blues woman Elsie Franklin incorporates everything from blues to jazz with her shiny national resonator guitar and vocals. She is widely regarded as a rising talent in the acoustic blues world.

The Hightowns

A very new and unusual act from Newcastle. They are a two guys singing their songs in harmony with jumbo acoustic guitars but more like Milk Carton Kids than The Everly Bros. They will play here as a full band.

———————————————————————————————————-Cantina Accommodation.

On-site tent/camper/van pitches.The Barn at Easington are now taking bookings Email: thebarnateasington@hotmail.com   Phone: 07851934678. If your looking for accommodation in Easington village – These guys do great self- catering –Tithe Barn Cottages .  Their’s also a B&B nearby  – Bell Inn . We also found three air B&B ‘s in Easington town centre – Easington Colliery. Travelodge would be an option too, as were near the A19. ( BTW- you’ll need a Live music ticket in addition to accommodation )