Jack Harris & Kirsty Merryn
Where: St Anne's Arts & Community Centre
When: Tue 25th Aug
How much: See details
The literate, compassionate songs of Jack Harris have won him much acclaim in songwriting circles. A South by Southwest showcasing artist at 17, Jack was also the first international act to win the New Folk songwriting competition at The Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas. Previous winners include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Devon Sproule.
Jack has also gigged frequently in the UK, USA and Europe, both as a support act and headline performer. He has made several appearances at The Green Man Festival, and opened for some of folk music’s biggest names, including Dick Gaughan, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, as well as contemporary songwriters like Anais Mitchell and Jeffrey Foucault.
Jack’s live show is a riveting mix of song-craft and story-telling, adorned by intricate fingerstyle guitar and smoky, soulful vocals. Drawing from the narrative traditions of folk and blues music, Jack brings both into the here and now; a “born poet”, whose songs are steeped in myth and mystery.
“A unique lyrical mind…”
– Q Magazine
“Each song [is] beautifully crafted, and each in turn is treated to an assured finger-picked guitar style and gentle vocal.”
– Northern Sky
Tickets via ticket source website or can also be purchased in person from the Barnstaple Heritage Centre shop which is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9.30am - 4.30pm. EX31 1EU.
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