YORKSHIRE-BORN FOLK MUSICIAN KATE RUSBY – CELEBRATING 21 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL MUSIC MAKING – IS ABOUT TO BEGIN AN AUTUMN TOUR.
Kate’s second album SLEEPLESS was nominated for a Mercury Prize in 1999, she’s won four BBC Folk Awards from six nominations, has headlined Cambridge Folk Festival on several occasions, had a special 20th Anniversary show broadcast live on Radio 2, and seen her music featured as an integral part of Jennifer Saunders’ sitcom JAM AND JERUSALEM and of Michael Sheen film HEARTLANDS. Her regular UK tours consistently play to sold-out venues.
Kate is about to embark on a run of live dates through September, October and November (see details below) and, as ever, she’ll be joined on stage by the cream of British folk players; husband Damien O’Kane on guitars and banjo, Nick Cooke on melodeon, Aaron Jones on guitar and bouzouki and Duncan Lyall on double bass.
A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s vocals inhabit a lyric with an unforced conviction, no matter how old or how modern the song. She has a rare ability to transport an audience as much with her readings of ancient folk favourites as with her own self-penned folk-influenced material. MAKE THE LIGHT (2010) was a bold step forward, being the first full album she’d released comprised entirely of songs she’d written. Last year’s double-disc retrospective collection of celebratory re-recordings – 20 – was packed with admiring guests from across several genres (including Paul Weller, Stephen Fretwell, Radiohead’s Philip Selway and Sara Jarosz), highlighting Kate’s broad crossover appeal.
Courtesy of Kate and her team at Pure Records, we have a pair of spots on the guest list to give away for the concert at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Thursday 7th November or the concert at the Barbican in York on Friday 8th November. We also have Kate Rusby CDs up for grabs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your subject line as either KRCD (for CDs) or KRTKTS (for tickets – remembering to state which gig you would prefer to attend).
AUTUMN 2013 TOUR
Weds 18th September BUXTON Opera House tickets
Thursday 19th September BRADFORD St Georges Hall tickets
Fri 20th September SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn tickets
Sat 21st September STOCKPORT Plaza Theatre tickets
Sun 22nd September DONCASTER Cast tickets
Weds 25th September NEWARK Palace Theatre tickets
Thurs 26th September CHESTERFIELD Winding Wheel tickets
Fri 27th September LEAMINGTON SPA Royal Spa Centre tickets
Sat 28th September HIGH WYCOMBE Swan Theatre tickets
Thurs 10th October SWINDON Wyvern Theatre tickets
Fri 11th October SALISBURY City Hall tickets
Thurs 12th October SOUTHEND Palace Theatre tickets
Sun 13th October CANTERBURY Marlowe Theatre tickets
Weds 16th October CRAWLEY The Hawth tickets
Thurs 17th October GUILDFORD G Live tickets
Fri 18th October TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Hall tickets
Sat 19th October BURY Homegrown Festival tickets
Weds 6th November PETERBOROUGH The Cresset tickets
Thurs 7th November SCUNTHORPE The Baths Hall tickets
Fri 8th November YORK Barbican tickets
Sun 10th November SCARBOROUGH The Spa tickets
Kate Rusby will also undertake her now traditional annual Christmas tour during December – check here for a full list of dates. A DVD of the Christmas show, filmed at Harrogate Royal Hall last year, is due for release – check here for updates.