The Epsteins
Oxford's beloved alt-country favourites The Epstein came together from an idea hatched by singer/songwriter Olly Wills whileworking on a farm in the wilds of Wyoming.

The gorgeous songs and unique sounds they create are enhanced by the wide variety of instruments they use, including: acoustic, electric and Spanish guitars, percussion, bass, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, glockenspiel, melodica, and backed with three part harmonies. The Epstein take us on a wondrous journey through Dustbowl Blues, Cinematic Soundscape, Wildman Folk, and Alt. Country Rock.

The Epstein were delighted to perform at Glastonbury 2007 , having won their slot through the festivalís Emerging Talent Competition - as one of five winners from 3,000 entries. They made three appearances at the festival, including a slot on the Acoustic Stage, alongside acts including KT Tunstall, Damien Rice and The Waterboys.

The Epstein have recently completed their self-produced debut album, Last of the Charanguistas. The album was recorded at the bandís farmhouse HQ, and at bass player Rowland Prytherchís second home - Truck Studios, where he also recently recorded the new Danny George Wilson (Grand Drive) solo album.

Truck Records also released a limited edition 7' single featuring Black Dog and instrumental 6.06pm earlier this spring, as part of the 10th Anniversary of Truck Festival.

The band have recently appeared on stage alongside acts such as Vashti Bunyan, Ollabelle, ViaRosa, Danny George Wilson, Ralfe Band, Ox, and fellow winner of this yearís emerging talent competition Liz Green.