RYLEY WALKER & DANNY THOMPSON+ MEG BAIRD
Playing together for the very first time, the much-anticipated collaboration between two of contemporary folk’s finest artists - Ryley Walker and Danny Thompson.
Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley, yet has a musical style that’s all his own. Still only in his mid- twenties, he’s well on his way to becoming a major artist, as the rave reviews for his live performances and his most recent album, Primrose Green, attest.
For this very special tour, Ryley is joined onstage by near-legendary double- bassist Danny Thompson, who performed with both Bert Jansch (in Pentangle) and Tim Buckley, as well as with Nick Drake, John Martyn and many more – helping to create the lyrical and jazz-flecked astral folk that so influenced Walker close to half a century later. Expect a memorable night as these two immensely talented artists come together to create something exceptional. Advance booking strongly advised.
“One of the most eclectic and interesting careers in British music” - Daily Telegraph on Danny Thompson
“Walker provides essential listening for the here and now” - Sunday Times
Watch the video for ‘Primrose Green’ below:
This event is presented by Music-Net.
Plus support from MEG BAIRD
Meg Baird’s last decade would be remarkable by any artist’s standards. She co-founded and recorded three albums with Espers — one of the most distinctively mysterious acts of the century’s first decade. She recorded two solo LPs for Drag City. She also collaborated with Will Oldham, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten and Steve Gunn, and toured with Bert Jansch.
The foundation of her latest solo album Don’t Weigh Down The Light, is Meg’s lyrical, precise, and propulsive fingerstyle guitar work and a voice that’s alternately soaring, tender, soothing, and deep with mystery — one that more than a few have likened to the folk’s greatest female voices: Sandy Denny, Jaqui McShee, and Shirley Collins.
Listen to ‘Thirteen’ below: