Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia.
He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto – a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on Soul of the January Hills (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, a new album of northern roots American music.
“stark songs and breakneck picking” – New York Times
“among the world’s finest folk practitioners” – Toronto Star
“one of the best voices in music” – T Bone Burnett
|19/07/2019||Bodmin Folk Club||BODMIN|
|21/07/2019||The Arts Barge Project||YORK|
|23/07/2019||The Half Moon||LONDON|
|29/07/2019||Star And Shadow Cinema||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE|
|01/08/2019||Square & Compass||SWANAGE|
|03/08/2019||Brighton Toy and Model Museum||BRIGHTON|
|09/08/2019||Settle Victoria Hall||SETTLE|
|10/08/2019||Fringe by the Sea||NORTH BERWICK|
|11/08/2019||Craigdarroch Arms Hotel||MONIAIVE|