Lunch Special are an international stringband based in London, playing a mix of bluegrass, old-time and gospel originals and treasures. Taking their inspiration from their diverse backgrounds spanning Hong Kong, America, Italy, Norway, Ireland and finally settling in London, the trio play off-kilter originals and buried classics with a soulful, raucous energy.
Firmly on the ascent, Lunch Special were selected last year after being freshly formed, to play at the AMA UK Showcase, are playing at major UK festivals this summer and are headlining some of England's best known bluegrass festivals. They are releasing their forthcoming E.P this summer and debut album in December, recorded and produced in the U.S by Jimmy Prendergast.
We have been compared to Dolly Parton, Della Mae and The Stray Birds but just as easily are comparable with old brother duos from the bluegrass heyday.
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Whiskey before breakfast
Billy in the low ground
St. Anne’s Reel
Red Haired Boy
Mean Papa Blues
The one I love is gone
Won’t you come and sing for me
If I should wander back tonight
Sitting along in the moonlight
Speed of the sound of loneliness
Rain and Snow
Can’t you hear me calling
On and on
Deep river blues
Ain’t no ash will burn
White freightliner blues