High & Lonesome & Independent Venue Week presents…
+ special guests Andrew DR Abbott & Chris Brain
Wednesday 29th January
Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds.
Tickets £8 adv. on sale now.
Raymond began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre.
She released her debut LP You Never Were Much Of A Dancer on Tompkins Square earlier this year to rapturous response. She has found herself equally embraced by fans of old-west and equally, by left field/experimental audiences.
“This is a gorgeous album, and Gwenifer Raymond is a profound talent.” – 5* The Guardian
“stunningly confident, in full possession of its art. Guitar soli is in very good hands here indeed.” – 8/10 Uncut
“Its intricate folk melody is Welsh and Celtic in style but American Old West in practice. The rhythmic patterns mimic the swift dynamics of a fiddle with a country twang. Western music was originally influenced by traditional folk music from England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland; Raymond’s seamless crossover grows from these historically intersecting roots.” – Stereogum
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