Country and Americana duo The Handsome Family are playing in Norwich this month

Country and Americana duo The Handsome Family. Photo: Brandon Soder

Country and Americana duo The Handsome Family. Photo: Brandon Soder - Credit: Brandon Soder

Americana outfit The Handsome Family from Albuquerque, New Mexico return to the city following their sell-out appearance at Norwich Arts Centre last year to headline The Waterfront on March 20.

Country and Americana duo The Handsome Family performing live. Photo: Jesse Littlebird

Country and Americana duo The Handsome Family performing live. Photo: Jesse Littlebird - Credit: Jesse Littlebird

Fronted by husband and wife Brett and Rennie Sparks, the group have gained an international following with their poetic, witty and often dark music and lyrics.

Their fans include Ringo Starr and Bruce Springsteen while Jeff Tweedy, Amanda Palmer, Cerys Matthews, Christy Moore and Andrew Bird have all covered their songs.

In 2015 their song Far From Any Road became the theme tune to HBO Drama True Detective. The following year they released highly acclaimed album, Unseen, which explored the unseen stories, people and places of the American west. Mojo declared it the band's masterpiece.

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This extensive UK tour marks the 20th anniversary of their break-through album Through The Trees – a self-produced record made in an abandoned warehouse in Chicago.


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The band will be playing the album in its entirety along with other Handsome Family favourites.

Tickets to the show in Norwich are available from the UEA Box Office for £17.50 advance.

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