Thursday, 18 October 2012

Kirsty McGee (music)

Photo by Ed Swinden
Having recently been to a Devon Sproule gig in Brighton, I was surprised at the coincidence of seeing her name listed among the 'Artists we also like' on Kirsty McGee's facebook page. Kirsty will be singing at the Lamb Folk Club early in November.

Singer-songwriter Kirsty McGee plays guitar and mandolin and is frequently accompanied on her musical travels by an ever-changing line-up of players which she refers to as the Hobopop Collective. She has recently returned from a tour of Norway and has an array of folk club and house concert gigs lined up all over the UK. Kirsty has been writing music for over twenty years and has six albums to her name. Her music is somewhere between jazz, folk and Americana and she has twice been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Contraband, which was released at the beginning of October, is Kirsty's sixth album. Two tracks are available to hear on her Bandcamp page. Something Going On showcases her clear vocals which reminded me of Eliza Gilkyson. Setting Of The Sun has a different feel, a strong bluesy track where she is almost scat singing in the middle.

Lamb Folk Club, Wed 7th Nov, 20:00.
Tickets £6, available on the door.

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