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Upcoming shows: John Francis Flynn... Josephine Foster... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... Will Samson... The Happy Soul... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Curtis Eller... Ólafur Arnalds... Poppy Ackroyd... Pet Deaths... Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... Jake Xerxes Fussell... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Grandbrothers... The Umbrellas + Seablite... Tallies... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... The Delines... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Rachael Dadd... Mary Gauthier... Cowboy Junkies... Mr Ben & The Bens... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Beans on Toast... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7pm on Sunday 16 October 2022
Where: YES Pink Room, 38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB

We welcome Jake Xerxes Fusell to YES’s Pink Room, following a sold-out show at Gullivers in May!

Singer, guitarist, and folk music interpreter Jake Xerxes Fussell has distinguished himself as one of his generation’s preeminent interpreters of traditional (and not so traditional) ‘folk’ songs, a practice which he approaches with a refreshingly unfussy lack of nostalgia. By recontextualising ancient vernacular songs and sources of the American South, he allows them to breathe and speak for themselves and for himself; he alternately inhabits them and allows them to inhabit him. In all his work, Fussell humanises his material with his own curatorial and interpretive gifts, unmooring stories and melodies from their specific eras and origins and setting them adrift in our own waterways.

‘… Fussell is the rare contemporary to approach folk in its pure form, shunning self-penned compositions about bummer relationships to concentrate on material handed down from bygone, hardened times’ – The New Yorker

‘(Jake Xerxes Fussell) is, to me, maybe the leading interpreter of American folk music right now’ – Ann Powers, NPR

‘For (Fussell) a song is no older than the last time it was sung. His fourth album, Good and Green Again, is his most thoughtful, his most elogquent, and his most poignant explication of this idea’ – Uncut

‘He has the charm of the best bar raconteur, a storyteller who can sell fantastical yarns in a companionable way’ – Mojo (4 stars)

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