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Upcoming shows: The Rural Alberta Advantage... Half Waif... Andy Shauf... Elisa... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... The Handsome Family... Rainbrother... Man & The Echo... Meilyr Jones... Mark Eitzel... King Salami & The Cumberland Three... Hurray for the Riff Raff... Alexis Taylor... Sinkane... Itasca... Francois and The Atlas Mountains... Haley Bonar... Jens Lekman... Pictish Trail... Jesca Hoop... Funke and the Two Tone Baby... Weyes Blood... Laetitia Sadier... The Unthanks... Happyness... Skinny Lister... Joan Shelley... C Duncan... Lowly... Jenn Grant... Angel Olsen... Nikki Lane...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 24 October 2016
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We’re delighted to be working with Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker for the first time!


Named Best Duo at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have risen from the London acoustic circuit to become the most acclaimed new artists on the English folk scene.

Their music is characterised by lush chamber ensemble orchestrations and Ben’s intricately expressive guitar style, centred on Josienne’s exquisite and emotionally affecting voice. Her often devastatingly sad lyrics and the death-laden nature of the traditional songs they interpret are contrasted by a self-deprecating humour that’s delighted audiences wherever they’ve performed, be that on the main stages of the world famous Cambridge Folk Festival or the prestigious Purcell Rooms on the Southbank.

They cite Sandy Denny, June Tabor and Nic Jones as influences but theirs is a captivating sound that’s all their own. Their most recent album Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour deservedly received five star reviews across the board. The music of Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker is a rare and precious thing.

‘Clarke and Walker stand out due to their originality……impressive stuff’ – The Guardian

Tour support comes from Dietrich Strause. Dietrich Strause’s songs are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a ‘virtuosic command of imagery’. Strause released his new album How Cruel That Hunger Binds in August, produced by Zachariah Hickman (Ray LaMontage, Josh Ritter), the next benchmark in his steady evolution as one of the most eclectic writers and performers coming out of New England. His newest collection of songs is found somewhere in the shadows of the likes of Randy Newman, Nick Lowe and Paul Simon.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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