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When: 7.30pm on Saturday 18 September 2021
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be working with Gwenifer Raymond for the first time.

Gwenifer Raymond began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre.

She released her sophomore LP Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain at the end of 2020 to rapturous response. Her debut You Never Were Much Of A Dancer emerged on Tompkins Square to the same response in 2018. She has found herself equally embraced by fans of old-west and equally, by left-field/experimental audiences.

Appearances throughout the UK and the EU as well as the US marks her out as one to watch.

‘Just about anybody with an interest in the new school of American primitive will tell you that Welsh guitarist Gwenifer Raymond is one of its most promising proponents’ – Stereogum

‘On an album richly influenced by her birth country, she tries to invent a new style: Welsh primitive, she calls it, infused with folk horror, conjuring up coal trains steaming along the foot of her garden and tall, eerie trees, black against the grey sky’ – the Guardian

Local support comes from Rik Warren. Rik Warren is a singer, guitarist and blues harmonica virtuoso. As a solo artist, Rik has a sound entirely of his own. His laconic vocals float beautifully on top of his effortless fingerpicked blues guitar, which is both energetic and melodic in equal measures.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Dice.fm, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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