Town Hall Live

by | 22 September 2023 | Gainsborough, Music

After a short break, Town Hall Live, Kirton will resume on Friday 29th September with a concert by Rod Picott.

Rod Picott is an ace storyteller; his songs are expertly crafted living creations filled with marks of the human condition. He is one of America’s songwriting treasures and has written some of the most memorable songs of the last two decades. He was raised in Maine, but has lived in Nashville for the last 25 years. A former sheet rock hanger, he traded in his trowel for a guitar in 1999 and has never looked in his rear-view mirror! He has released fifteen albums in that time.

Primarily a solo touring artist, Rod has opened for the likes of Alison Krauss and won song of the year at the Austin Music Award for his song ‘Broke Down’ that was co-written with his long-time friend Slaid Cleaves. Last year he released his latest album ‘Paper Hearts and Broken Arrows’ – a collection of some of the strongest songs that Rod has ever written.

The concert will be Rod’s fourth appearance at Town Hall Live, but his first since 2015. He will have the audience listening intently to his songs and have people laughing at his between song banter.

Tickets for the concert are priced at £14.00 and can be purchased from Morrisons Daily in the Town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or or

The concert begins a full autumn programme that continues with a concert from Dale Storr on Friday 20th October. Dale attended school in Kirton and is one of the UK’s leading exponents of New Orleans music. He has wowed audiences across the UK and Europe with his intoxicating mastery of the piano and his vocal delivery. Dale draws in the audience with the rich history of the music telling stories of his much-loved piano heroes.

The rest of the programme for 2023 is then:

  • Saturday 4th November: Lauren Housley and The Northern Cowboys
  • Friday 17th November: Daniel Rodriguez from Denver Colorado
  • Saturday 9th December: The Robbie Cavanagh Band