Ryley Walker with Danny Thompson
17th - 28th February 2016
“Utterly delightful, and as fresh as tomorrow”
“Stoned, summery somnambulance”
Playing together for the very first time, the much-anticipated collaboration between two of contemporary folk’s finest artists – Ryley Walker and Danny Thompson.
Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley, yet has a musical style that’s all his own. Still only in his mid-twenties, he’s well on his way to becoming a major artist, as the rave reviews for his live performances and his most recent album, Primrose Green, attest.
For this very special tour, Ryley is joined onstage by near-legendary double-bassist Danny Thompson, who 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 and jazz-flecked astral folk that so influenced Walker close to half a century later. Expect a memorable night as these two immensely talented artists come together to create something exceptional. Advance booking strongly advised.
“One of the most eclectic and interesting careers in British music”
Daily Telegraph on Danny Thompson
“Walker provides essential listening for the here and now”
A Music Net Tour in association with Band on the Wall and Root Music