“Echoes the woodsmen of ancient American folk whilst also resembling the works of minamalist composers” – Uncut
ATP AND KEPT IMPULSES TOUR FOR MAY
“Exquisitely crafted instrumentals that hover somewhere between folk and classical” – Uncut
“A supernatural 12-string axe-slinger, James Blackshaw’s extroadinary muse educes Phillip Glass, John Fahey and Peter Walker: he is awesome” – The List
“Achieves a strength and exquisiteness that is trance-inducing” – Q
“As good as it gets” - +1 magazine
“Fingerpicked 12 string guitar pieces that manage to be both hypnotic and ambient, which seem effortless but are in fact fiendishly, intoxicatingly complex” – Guitar Magazine
“Breathtaking” – Mojo
Having released his 8 albums to date, including 2009’s The Glass Bead Game’(Young God Records), and currently on tour in the US, James Blackshaw has confirmed UK dates for May with an an appearance at the ATP Festival curated by Matt Groening (7th May) as well as being an integral part of the Kept Impulses Tour.
James will also embark on a 6 date run of shows on the Kept Impulses Tour alongside the prepared piano player Hauschka, and singer/songwriter Nancy Elizabeth.
Starting at the Barbican on 10th May, Hauschka, James and Nancy Elizabeth will perform together for the first time alongside solo performances and with [in London] backing from a hand-picked chamber ensemble. As composers and performers all three effortlessly weave traditional folk, contemporary classical and modern song into magical and transfixing musical suites.
This Kept Impulses Tour quietly explores the waking dreams, hidden emotions and sense of other that these acts draw upon.
JAMES BLACKSHAW : FULL UK DATES:-
07-May Minehead All Tomorrow's Parties curated by Matt Groening
Kept Impulses Tour:
10-May LONDON BARBICAN
(Barbican show will feature an expanded line up of musicians)
7pm / £15/12.50 / 020 7638 8891 / www.barbican.org.uk
12-May CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION
7pm / £12 adv / 01223 511511 / www.junction.co.uk
13-May BRISTOL ST GEORGES
7.30pm / £13 / 0845 40 24 001 / www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk
14-May OXFORD HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOM
8pm / £12/10 / 01865 305 305 / www.ocmevents.org
15-May MANCHESTER BAND ON THE WALL
7.30pm / £12.50 / 08452 500 500 / www.bandonthewall.org
16-May EDINBURGH ROXY
7pm / £10 adv / www.tentracks.co.uk
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL NITA on 01989 770 105