Kris Delmhorst’s date at Ropery Hall

American singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst will be touching down at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall as part of her short Spring tour of the UK, just over two years after her husband Jeffrey  Foucault played there to rave reviews.

Kris will be playing at the Maltkiln Road venue on Friday, April 10, and both supporting her set as well as accompanying her will be another American singer-songwriter, Hayward Williams

Although she grew up in Brooklyn, Kris considers her musical home to be Boston, Massachusetts, where she cut her teeth on open mics, bar gigs, and subway busking before embarking on her life as an internationally touring songwriter.

“Since those early days she has released seven albums including her last album, Blood Test, on respected indie label Signature Sounds,” said Mark Keable of mtm promotions.  “Her latest album was her first of original music since the 2008 release of her critically acclaimed album, Shotgun Singer and has been described as a moment of reckoning in the songwriter’s life, and in society as a whole.”

Delmhorst is an active member of the Boston folk scene and now lives in the hills of western Massachusetts with her husband, occasionally performing with him and Peter Mulvey as part of the collective Redbird.

Referring to the support act, Mark added:  “Given the plethora of American singer-songwriters touring Europe, to stand out they have to be something special.  Wisconsin native Hayward Williams fits the bill with a fine set of soulful, introspective songs with his deep baritone trickling like honey.”

Hayward, who has himself produced six albums (his latest, The Reef, produced last year by Jeffrey) not only opens the night also joins Kris on stage for her own set.

“Built on a foundation of folk, blues, and soul, Hayward’s songs display raw intensity, tempered by his own easy self-possession and wry charm,” Mark continued.

The gig starts at 8pm and tickets cost £13 in advance or £15 on the door.  Tickets can be bought online at www.roperyhall.couk, by calling 01652 660380 or by calling in at The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery.

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