Sun 14 Jan 2018
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Welsh singer songwriter Jack Harris was a the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival’s ‘New Folk’ Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch and Anais Mitchell). He has also been the recipient of an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting.
His songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious songs, often in character, always intriguing. His third full length album, ‘The Wide Afternoon’, assembles 11 new songs, rooted in folk and blues traditions, telling real and imagined stories
The result is a bigger, darker record than Jack’s previous, critically acclaimed offering, 2012’s The Flame and the Pelican (***** Maverick, The Telegraph top 10 Roots/Folk albums of the year). ‘The Wide Afternoon’ is an album of mystery and melody, set against the expansive sound-palette and intricate arrangements of Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson). Gerry’s swooping violins and eerie percussion are at the record’s sonic heart, perfectly offsetting songs of dangerous men, literary women, stolen horses and vanished birds. All are delivered in husky, intimate vocals and fluid guitar picking