Weekend preview: Award-winning songwriter Emily Barker playing intimate show in Knaresborough

It's just a few days until award-winning songwriter Emily Barker plays an intimate gig in Knaresborough.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 4:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th May 2021, 4:42 pm
Award-winning songwriter Emily Barker is to play an intimate gig in Knaresborough this weekend.

Best known as the performer of the theme to BBC TV’s Wallander Emily’s latest album A Dark Murmuration of Words. has been warmly received by critics and her recent live stream performance with Frank Turner have seen her gain a new following despite the restrictions of the last 15 months.

Australian-born singer-songwriter, musician and composer Emily will be appearing at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre this Sunday night.

Joining Emily on the bill will be session musician, accompanist, producer and composer Lukas Drinkwater.

Barker, who lives in the UK has released four solo albums to date, as well as collaborations with The Red Clay Halo and Marry Waterson.

Her music blend a rage of rootsy influences from country to Southern soul to English folk via 1960s pop.

In 2018 she won The Americana Music Association UK’s Artist of the Year Award.

The talented Barker is more accustomed to playing venues such as Union Chapel in London than a small venue in Knaresborough

Her highly-acclaimed new album A Dark Murmuration of Words was actually recorded in November 2019 before her original plans to take it on tour were derailed by the worldwide pandemic.

Lukas Drinkwater is often found at his studio Polyphonic Recording, working his magic as a multi-instrumentalist alongside a host of artists in the Folk, Americana, Jazz and Singer-Songwriter genres, or on stage as accompanist to Emily, as part of his acclaimed duo Jacob & Drinkwater or, occasionally, as a solo artist.

Tickets for Emily Barker live at Henshaws Arts & Craft Centre on Bond End in Knaresborough are available from www.eventbrite.com

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