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Hiss Golden Messenger

+ Bobby Lee

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A person wearing tinted sunglasses and a Stetson hat against a sunset

Whilst Hiss Golden Messenger’s songwriting is wistful and reflective it’s also imbued with a sanguine radiance.

The musical moniker of M.C. Taylor, Hiss Golden Messenger’s sound blends American folk and country traditions with rich soulful intonations.

With a prolific output over the past half-decade, last year Taylor released his latest album Quietly Blowing It.

Featuring Nashville legend Buddy Miller, acclaimed songwriter and playwright Anais Mitchell, and multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaufman, this record comprises Taylor’s most considered and poignant yet.

Bristol Beacon Presents River Town 2022

Standing event

Age: 16+

Doors: 19.30
Start Times: 20.15

“Rarely do songwriters who release original music so often manage to make each release feel as necessary as Taylor — And no Hiss Golden Messenger record has ever felt more necessary than his new LP, Quietly Blowing It.”

Rolling Stone

Support from

Bobby Lee

Bobby Lee trades in a wide screen brand of cosmic country-folk, full of space and
pawn shop guitars. There are touches of JJ Cale’s analogue Americana, the
swampy groove of Tony Joe White and Richard Thompson’s sinewy, modal guitar
work. Amps hum in the warm afternoon sun, kids and dogs snooze on the grass
and broken drum machines keep time with the universe…

Letterpress printed postcards scattered over a wooden surface. Text reads: River Town and artist names

River Town Offer

Book for any two of the following shows by Fri 1 Jul and get 25% off + free limited edition poster or postcard*:

The War & Treaty
Hiss Golden Messenger
Lee Fields
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
Richard Hawley
St Paul & The Broken Bones
Dustbowl Revival


How to access offer

Information on how to collect your limited edition poster or postcard will be emailed to you after Mon 4 Jul.

*Subject to availability. While stocks last. 

The venue


Covid-19 Safety Measures

If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate you should not attend this event.

  Register with NHS Test and Trace app

  Wear a face covering

  Follow one-way signage

  Card payment only, contactless preferred

  Be respectful of other people’s personal space

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