Americana influence from Cera at folk club

Cera Impala and The New Prohibition are at Montrose Folk Club on Thursday, January 23. (Picture by Douglas Robertson).

Cera Impala and The New Prohibition are at Montrose Folk Club on Thursday, January 23. (Picture by Douglas Robertson).

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The 2014 season at Montrose Folk Club restarts next week - in the same venue as usual but on a different day.

The club will now meet on a Thursday evening in the Links Hotel, with the first guests being Cera Impala and The New Prohibition.

Cera is a seductive singer, powerful instrumentalist and prolific songwriter. She and her band guarantee an evening of up-tempo Americana. Members of the folk club were “blown away” by their performance at the recent Perthshire Amber Festival.

Originally from Flagstaff, Arizona, Cera has performed throughout the USA and Europe. Since moving from Germany to Edinburgh in 2012 she has been touring around the U.K. with the notorious queens of harmony, The Bevvy Sisters.

Cera will be appearing at Montrose Folk Club with her own band, The New Prohibition, with whom she is currently recording her third album. The members of the band are Dirk Ronneburg on double bass and Alec Hunter on fiddle. Both Dirk and Alec are members of the Edinburgh-based outfit, Southern Tenant Folk Union.

The music produced by Cera and The New Prohibition has been influenced by Americana favourites such as Crooked Still and Nickel Creek.

A multi-instrumentalist, Cera enjoys playing ukulele, guitar and her very own brand of hard-driving clawhammer banjo. She has collaborated with a wide range of artists in a variety of styles and was formerly guitarist, singer and songwriter with the Blackberry Bushes String Band in Seattle.

Everyone is welcome at Montrose Folk Club on Thursday, January 23 for what is certain to be a great start to the new season. The doors open at 7.30 p.m. with the band on stage at 8 p.m.