ASTRID WILLIAMSON returns to The Green Note to promote her ninth studio album, Into The Mountain.
Founding member of respected indie trio Goya Dress – their debut album Rooms was produced by rock legend John Cale. She has been variously compared to artist such as Joni Mitchell, Kristin Hersch and John Martyn, but Williamson’s artistry is distinctive in its own right. Her hauntingly beautiful voice creates vividly intelligent emotional landscapes in her confessional song-writing.
Since her career began in 1994, Shetland born Williamson has collaborated with various artists, including Johnny Marr & Bernard Sumner (Electronic), Arthur Baker, Steroephonics, This Mortal Coil/Hope Blister and Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance).
‘her vocal delivery approaches John Martyn levels of emotional impact….avoid ‘Scattered’, it will tear you to pieces’. – The Sunday Times on We Go To Dream (2015)
‘Joni Mitchell meets The Orb in an actual sonic cathedral of sound’ – The Word on Pulse (2011)
Support from EDWIN WILLIAMSON.
Edwin Williamson’s unrestrained baritone recalls Scott Walker, blending rich melodies with a raw acoustic sensibility. His captivating songs, reminiscent of Nick Drake in their elemental lyricism, speak to lost worlds and femme fatales, all the while being tinged with a gritty world-weary swagger worthy of Johnny Cash or Nick Cave.
“…Dragon’s Eye by Edwin Williamson is a stand out track.” BBC Radio Manchester (Review of Malastrugança compilation. Celestial Engine Recordings/Universal)