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Apr 19

Ryley Walker + Jenn Grant ** UPGRADED + SOLD OUT **

With Ryley Walker and Jenn Grant at Castle Hotel

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Sunday 19 April 2015 at 7:30pm


Castle Hotel
66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE, United Kingdom

Tel: 0161 237 9485


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Ryley Walker is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago. Having kicked around Chicago’s experimental free and noise music scene for several years, Ryley recently turned to a folk-rock sound inspired by some of his heroes, among them Tim Hardin, Tim Buckley and Bert Jansch.

The result is All Kinds of You, a poised and accomplished debut album, recorded in Chicago by Cooper Crain (guitarist/keyboardist in Cave). The album was released by Tompkins Square (James Blackshaw, Hiss Golden Messenger, Michael Chapman, William Tyler) in April 2014.

Ryley’s second long-player is due for release on Dead Oceans (Bowerbird, Califone, Phosphorescent) this March. Primrose Green begins near where All Kinds of You leaves off but quickly pushes far afield. The title sounds pastoral and quaint, but the titular green has dark hallucinogenic qualities, as does much of the LP.

‘With the charming swagger of jazz-folk troubadour Tim Buckley and the resonant, full picking style of Bert Jansch, The West Wind comes from Walker’s first widely available release, a three-song 12”. With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways in a lush string-and-piano arrangement right out of Buckley’s Starsailor’ – NPR

We're delighted to be welcoming Canada's Jenn Grant as guests for the show. At the start of 2015 Sydney Morning Herald wrote 'Jenn Grant's dreamy, harp-and woodwinds folk is the work of a painter born in paradise', while Grant’s latest offering Compostela has been hailed back home in Canada as her best work to date. It’s no wonder it’s just earned her two JUNO nominations. The album features an array of guest performers including Ron Sexsmith and Don Kerr, Doug Paisley, Buck 65, Sarah Harmer and Rachel Sermanni, to name but a few.

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