Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Sun 30 Apr 2017 | 7.30pm | £10*

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

After winning the coveted title of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker are bringing their latest tour to Exeter following the release of their latest album, Overnight

With the release of Overnight, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have delivered an album of wonder and depth. The classic quality of these songs, the meticulous beauty of the arrangements, the blanket-warm production and perfect pairing of exquisite vocals and virtuosic guitar is the culmination of everything these idiosyncratically talented musicians have been working towards since they first met.

While much of their music is characterised by lush chamber ensemble orchestrations, what truly sets them apart is the combination of Josienne’s divinely nuanced, emotionally affecting voice and Ben’s intricately expressive, adroit guitar technique. They cite Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Nic Jones and Pierre Bensusan as respective influences but theirs is a captivating sound that’s all their own.

The way this duo inhabit songs that are sometimes centuries old, making them personal and present again, while also pricking the heart with their own tales of everyday love and loss makes the music of Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker a rare and precious thing.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have been nominated for Best Duo at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. 

Venue: Voodoo Lounge, Exeter Phoenix


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