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James Yorkston and The Athletes

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James Yorkston and The Athletes was the name used by Scottish folk musician James Yorkston when recording a number of albums with a number of friends and associates between 2002 and 2006. The Athletes included:
Faisal - Percussion/Harmonium/Lap Steel
Reuben - Accordion/Concertina/Piano
Holly - Small Pipes/Whistle
Doogie - Double Bass/banjo
Wendy - Violin
John Bews - Violin

The albums credited to James Yorkston and The Athletes are:
Moving Up Country (2002, Domino Records)
Just Beyond the River (2004, Domino Records)

Lang Cat, Crooked Cat, Spider Cat (2004, Fence Records)
Live at Le Poisson Mouillé (2006, self-released)

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  • headeynyp

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    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Bom_

    Saw him yesterday at Latitude and he didn't play Woozy With Cider. Disappointed.

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • gui_x

    likes

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • uncle_sethy

    'just as scared' - song of october, 2012. achingly gorgeous duet. wow, can't stop listening.

    18 Oct 2012 Reply
  • tingod

    I listened to 4 or 5 of his songs. Then decided to play my Nick Drake albums.

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ogreatbear

    Listen together with others to new indie folk and indie pop artists and tunes in the "New Indie Folk" Soundrop room on Spotify - http://open.soundrop.fm/s/W2Pf1ShxheWGD8th

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • mambamutu

    What a shitty description....En Castellano: Una mierdita la descripción, James...Un capo!

    10 Nov 2011 Reply
  • forablueguitar

    someone should write a description more in keeping with mr yorkston and his music. not me though. mine would be worse than the current one.

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • doqtor

    What a shitty description.

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • hawwie

    absolutely gutted i missed him at green man :'{ - loooove him

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • flookster

    Great stuff.

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • unismord

    Amazing artist!

    27 Nov 2010 Reply
  • dropacid

    They don't make 'em like this any more

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
  • lickthepavement

    woozy with cider is so good. i love the mellow, soft melancholy it shapes in the pit of my belly.

    29 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Milo101

    Woozy with Cider <3. [2]

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Bom_

    Woozy with Cider <3.

    22 Mar 2010 Reply
  • nocturana

    :))))

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • witkacynazawsze

    where I can find lyrics to "surf song"? :(

    9 Jan 2010 Reply
  • eatyourownears

    Looking forward to Saturday! VENUE / THE TABERNACLE POWIS SQUARE, LONDON, W11 2AY Eat Your Own Ears presents JAMES YORKSTON AND THE BIG EYES FAMILY PLAYERS ALASDAIR ROBERTS MARRY WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT MARY HAMPTON DAVID A JAYCOCK Plus guests Saturday 7 November 2009

    6 Nov 2009 Reply
  • DitaVonTesse

    tender to the blues, the best ! :D

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
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