Ryley Walker with Danny Thompson
Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar (a Guild D-35) like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley. Still only in his mid-twenties, he’s going to be a major figure, as the rave reviews for his second album, ‘Primrose Green’ attest. For this unmissable date, Walker is joined by the revered double-bassist Danny Thompson, who of course 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, folk-jazz style that so influenced Ryley Walker close to half a century later. As duos go, it’s a unique marriage made in heaven.
Support comes from Meg Baird, an American musician based in San Francisco, California, who, in addition to her solo career, is known as a founding member and the lead female vocalist of Philadelphia psychedelic folk rock band Espers. Most recently, she became a founding member, lead vocalist, and drummer for Heron Oblivion, along with members from Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound and Comets on Fire.
Date of event:21st February 2016