Ben Marwood’s sound is a marvel for the ears, as his gentle folk melodies capture the imagination and hearts of his listeners. Having performed alongside accomplished artists such as Frank Turner and Emily Barker, Ben’s intricate guitar playing and witty words will no doubt make for a mesmeric evening. Ben Marwood stops into Exchange this …

Nashville country superstar, Grammy winner and Niall Horan-collaborator Maren Morris has etched her name firmly on the map for her eloquent country style and wonderfully sculptured sound. She comes toBristol SU Live as part of her UK and Ireland Hero tour. Support from fellow country star and husband-to-be Ryan Hurd. 18 November // 7pm – 10pm …

Slapface and The Hoagies walk to the beat of their own drum. This six-piece man-band featuring vocal harmonies, harmonica, drums, guitars, double bass, banjo and mandolin, will deliver good-mood mix of bluegrass, country and rockin’ hillbilly. 18 November // 7pm – 9pm // Free // The Old Bookshop theoldbookshop.co.uk

South West singer songwriter Molly-Anne has launched a new fan-fuelled crowdfunder to help make her debut EP a reality. She’s given Nitelife an exclusive demo of her track Young Fever, which will make up one of the tracks on the EP if she can reach her funding target by mid-December. Working with Rocketfuel, a crowfunding …

Slide guitar legend Martin Simpson is taking the spotlight at The Lantern to showcase his iconic skill and captivating style of folk. For a solo artist, Martin sure knows how to fill a room with music. His long-awaited, country-drenched 20th solo album Trails & Tribulations was released this September and met with wide praise from the folk community. …

We were whisked back in time to the moonshine drinking porches of America’s south at The Tunnels last week, when we saw The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, who joined us from the tail end of an eight-week Europe tour. The band isn’t so big in reality, but their sound most certainly is. Hailing from …

Heading into O2 Academy on Friday night (after some wayward baby seagulls forced the gig to be relocated from Colston Hall), we were greeted by a rising warmth of harmonious sound which was the glorious chorus of Ward Thomas. Twin sisters from the beautiful landscapes of Hampshire, their subtle American-folk fusion sound drifted fondly over …

An extremely prolific songwriter with ten albums under his belt, Will Hoge never fits neatly into a genre box. Come and witness the singer songwriter as he plays music that moves him. 12 July // 7pm – late // £15.40 inc bf // Thekla Tickets