Events

THE BASEMENT BAR

Wed 23rd February 8:00pm
Book Tickets
£ 12.00

New Roots presents…  a very special concert of pre-1950s acoustic folk-blues and other inspirations and influences from JACK HARRIS, a hugely respected figure on the UK roots scene.  Expect everything from Big Bill Broonzy to Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson to early Muddy Waters and much more from this brilliant guitarist and singer-songwriter.

Jack Harris was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, and the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting.
‘Jack Harris is a priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists.’ Anaïs Mitchell

 

 

NEW ROOTS is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk and contemporary roots music scene.  It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserve – for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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