TwickFolk 35: Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker + Eric Underwood

Date/Time Sun 28 Jan 2018 7:45 PM

Price Online - £14 + £1.40 booking fee; On The Door - £14


TwickFolk celebrates it’s 35th anniversary with this special concert.

In 2018 Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker will be performing less often as an acoustic duo while concentrating on a larger ensemble sound. We’re delighted to welcome them back to TwickFolk (though when they appeared previously we had to abandon Twickenham for Brentford due to a rugby international)

Josienne & Ben began their musical partnership in 2010 with the release of Our Light Is Gone, a delicately arranged and deeply melancholic set that recalled folk icons like Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, and Joni Mitchell. Though that album was credited to Clarke alone, it served to introduce Walker as her collaborator, arranger, and accompanist. With 2012’s Homemade Heartache EP, the now evenly billed duo established themselves in the U.K. folk scene, drawing critical praise and earning the Isambard Folk Award and the FATEA Female Vocalist of the Year Award. Fire & Fortune, their début album, arrived in 2013, followed by more accolades for their mix of originals and traditional fare that also mixed in tones of Americana and classical. Arriving in 2014, the chamber folk offering Nothing Can Bring Back the Hour shone further light on Walker’s rich arrangements and Clarke’s sweet, bell-like vocals. In 2016, the duo signed with Rough Trade, which quickly issued Through the Clouds, an EP that introduced subtle textures into the duo’s sound. The EP also acted as a teaser for their fourth LP, Overnight, which appeared in October of that year.

In October they released an EP ‘The Birds’ which is described as “deliberately dark, melancholic and ever so slightly sinister in places….”