Following their sold-out shows back in February, the critically-acclaimed collaboration between two of contemporary folk’s finest artists continues with this very special 4-date summer tour.
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. As well as performing works from his previous albums, the shows will likely include new Ryley Walker material. Performing to packed venues back in February, expect a memorable night as these two immensely talented artists come together to create something exceptional. If you didn’t manage to get a ticket first time around, now’s your chance. Advance booking strongly advised.
Plus support from Holly Macve
BELLA UNION have recently signed the exciting talent of Holly Macve. Boss Simon Raymonde says "Little is known of Holly other than she is a 20 year old from Yorkshire who appeared out of nowhere in Brighton late last year. I had a tip-off to go to a basement bar where she was playing. In a room full of beery boys chatting across all the music beforehand, the minute Holly opened her mouth the room fell silent. Hers is a rare gift."
She is currently writing and recording in the North-East of England with Paul Gregory (Lanterns On The Lake) and is today announced as the Special Guest of Yael Naim's 2 forthcoming Paris shows, at Théâtre Des Bouffes Du Nord on 26 Oct and at Le Trianon on 30 Nov. In between she will be joining the mighty John Grant who within five minutes of hearing her voice, invited her to open for him on his UK tour! More dates to follow very soon!!
A Music Net Tour in association with Band on the Wall and Root Music