Moseley Folk Festival Line Up for Saturday

Moseley Folk 2017 - Jose Gonzalez

JOSE GONZALEZ

Returning to Moseley Folk after a triumphant headline performance in 2008 followed by an equally successful slot with his band Junip, José González will be familiar to festival regulars and a major draw for those attending for the first time. Born in Sweden to… Read more

Moseley Folk Festival 2017 - Fairport Convention

FAIRPORT CONVENTION

BBC Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Fairport Convention celebrate the 50th anniversary of their formation this year. They played their first concert in a church hall in May 1967 and over the last half century have built a reputation as the country’s leading… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Shovels & Rope

SHOVELS AND ROPE

Shovels and Rope are the wife-husband duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. Nashville native Hearst and Denver-born Trent now hail from Johns Island, South Carolina, where when not on the road performing they raise chickens at their home. As solo artists, they… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Josienne Clark & Ben Walker

JOSIENNE CLARKE AND BEN WALKER

“Most of the people complaining about us are sixtysomething men with beards called Brian” Josienne Clarke recently told the Guardian. With five excellent albums to their name and a number of awards including Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards, Clarke and Ben Walker… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Michael Chapman

MICHAEL CHAPMAN

Although born in Yorkshire, Chapman spent much of the late-60s and his subsequent career on the London and Cornish music circuits. Now considered a cult guitar great, his ragged, rambling style, marked by flashes of acoustic brilliance first became known in Cornwall, where he… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Trembling Bells

TREMBLING BELLS

“The Aire was a sanctuary for me,” Trembling Bells’ founder Alex Neilson recently told Folk Radio about the river that passes through his hometown of Leeds. “I grew up on a council estate in Bramley and the river was five minutes away. As a… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Kaia Kater

KAIA KATER

African-Canadian roots and old time soul artist Kaia Kater has been making waves in North America for some time now and it will be a pleasure to welcome her to this year’s Moseley Folk. Born in Montreal and now based in Toronto, life has… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Throws

THROWS

Tunng co-founders Mike Lindsay and Sam Genders had last collaborated on Tunng’s third album Good Arrows in 2007 when a trip by Genders to see Lindsay in Reykjavik, where he’d been living, reignited their creative partnership over man chats and drinks until dawn. The… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Laucan

LAUCAN

Lewes-raised 27-year-old Laurence Galpin is the voice behind Laucan (pronounced Lor-can). Explaining his initial decision to sing falsetto after the break-up of his old band, he says “I didn’t want anyone hearing my songs through the door of my room”. Thankfully now he’s ready… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Laura J Martin

LAURA J MARTIN

“A musician of startling originality… Musically she comes from the school whose alumni include Tom Waits, Kate Bush & Joanna Newsom” (The Sunday Times). Mesmeric and psychedelic, Liverpudlian singer Laura J. Martin is a hip-hop flautist, mandolin player, and J-pop fan who has supported Misty’s Big… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Scott Hirsch

SCOTT HIRSCH

Scott Hirsch is a multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer whose bass work and production helped create the unique sound of Hiss Golden Messenger, a band with whom he toured heavily before moving back to his California home to set up a recording studio. This has… Read more

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MATTHEW EDWARDS & THE UNFORTUNATES

  Stereo Embers magazine has described Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates’ lyrics as “sophisticated, emotional, precise” and their music as “lush, spry, sweepingly concise arrangements that are unmistakeably, unerringly British in tongue and tone.” Yet, at the same time, the 4-6 piece group, based… Read more

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DAVE KUSWORTH

2017 saw multiple successful rereleases of Dave Kusworth’s early works. Troubadour issued Dave & Nikki Sudden’s 1983 7” EP Shame For The Angels for Record Store Day 2017, which sold out on release date. The next of Kusworth’s early bands to get the re-issue… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Izzie Derry

IZZIE DERRY

Influenced by artists from Neil Young and James Taylor to Jake Bugg and Nick Drake, young singer-songwriter, Izzie Derry has steadily been making waves around Coventry and Leamington in recent years. Early this year she supported Olly Murs and released her first album Goodbye,… Read more

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THE COMMENTATORS

The Commentators say it as they see it – all the world as sport. Once The Commentators’ radio commentary brought major sporting events into the nation’s living rooms. Now, having fallen on hard times, they bring their same unquenchable optimism to commentating on anything and everything except professional… Read more

Danielle Cawdell

DANIELLE CAWDELL

Danielle Cawdell is a pianist and singer songwriter based in Birmingham, UK. Her music is uncomfortably beautiful; piano ballads peppered with riot girl guitar noise all lead by her delicate voice telling hard truths. She at once echoes both the classic writing of Joni Mitchell… Read more

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MICHELE STODART

Michele Stodart is a solo artist as well as bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter with the much-loved, Mercury-Prize-nominated and double platinum sellers The Magic Numbers. In 2012, Michele released an album of her own songs, Wide-Eyed Crossing, a southern-drenched journey into Americana country blues. Over… Read more

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GERRY COLVIN

Folk-pop legend Gerry Colvin must be one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet, just as much at home playing small clubs as he is supporting Status Quo on their Aquostic Live Tour.  This multi-talented singer-songwriter performs all his own material,… Read more