Saturday, 3 March
Every once in a while we are blessed with a singer who is quite simply born to write and perform exquisite songs with confident, gentle assurance. Katie Spencer is a progressive-folk singer songwriter and guitarist inspired by the people and her surroundings in the Yorkshire countryside. Spencer has gigged extensively in the past three years both headlining and supporting established artists - most recently opening shows for Ralph McTell, Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) and Martin Stephenson & The Daintees. She has also received radio play from the likes of Iain Anderson – BBC Radio Scotland, and BBC Introducing. Here's a couple of recent reviews to whet your appetite!
Her debut studio release ‘Good Morning Sky’ was released in May 2017 and saw Katie working with a number of outstanding musicians, namely Ted McKenna (Rory Gallagher, SAHB) and Foss Paterson (John Martyn, Jethro Tull). Recorded in Glasgow, the atmosphere of the Mini-Album “recalls some of the essence of [John] Martyn's best music. The songs are treated to a delicate and mature guitar style to go with her distinctively graceful voice”, Northern Sky Magazine.
FATEA Magazine reviewed her performance at Folk On The Farm, saying “I had not seen Katie before but was immediately and hugely impressed. With her reverb-laden acoustic guitar, powerful and original song writing and a voice like warm honey, she was for me, the discovery of the festival.”
To find out mote about Katie check out her website here
Support will be provided by the amazing virtuoso guitarist Simon Wilkins. Simon has played guitar since he was ten, starting on classical but joining his first band on bass aged thirteen. Having achieved a degree in music from the University College of North Wales, he continued to play both fretless bass and electric guitar in a wide variety of bands and styles ranging from jazz, reggae, blues and free improvisation and has recorded music for tv and film. His solo set consists of compositions on acoustic guitar with a loop pedal and his much beloved Hall of Fame reverb.
Crossways Inn, Scole
4 Bridge Rd, Scole, Diss IP21 4DP, UK
The Crossways Inn is a family friendly pub with excellent food, local real ales, large garden with children's play area and great atmosphere.
Whether you are regular or new to the area you will always find a warm welcome at The Crossways Inn, Scole.