Ryley Walker to team up with Danny Thompson

A match made in heaven


 

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Fresh from a recent UK and European jaunt earlier this year and with the acclaim in many “best albums of the year” awards for Primrose Green, Ryley Walker will return to the UK in February for what will be a very special tour. He’ll be joined onstage by the legendary double-bassist Danny Thompson, one of the founding members of Pentangle, who has performed with the likes of Richard Thompson, Tim Buckley, Nick Drake, John Martyn and many more, helping to create the lyrical and jazz-flecked astral folk that so influenced Walker close to half a century later. As well as performing works from his two acclaimed albums, the shows will likely include some new Ryley Walker material. Expect a memorable night as these two immensely talented artists come together to create something exceptional.

In advance of this, Shindig! asked Ryley how their first meeting went and what can be expected of the pairing: “Excellent! Me and Danny met up for tea in his nice little suburban home and had long conversations about blue note records and his wife made the most banging squash soup I’ve ever had! I’m in good hands. Expect a heady evening with each gig!”

Dates/info below:

Wednesday 17th February – BRISTOL – St George’s
Thursday 18th February – OXFORD – The Bullingdon
Friday 19th February – BIRMINGHAM – The Rainbow
Saturday 20th February – LONDON – Bush Hall
Sunday 21st February – BARTON-UPON-HUMBER – Ropery Hall
Tuesday 23rd February – STOCKTON-ON-TEES – The Arc
Wednesday 24th February – CLITHEROE – The Grand
Thursday 25th February – LIVERPOOL – Philharmonic Music Room
Friday 26th February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Saturday 27th February – FARNDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – The Band Room
Sunday 28th February – MANCHESTER – Band On The Wall

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