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Kenny White with Deborah Rose & Mari Randal
Wed 5 April 2017, 19:00 – 21:30 BST
KENNY WHITE “…a scathingly brilliant and entertaining songwriter.”
Dalis Allen – Producer, Kerville Folk Festival
Words by D B Schenker, Slap Magazine
"Deborah Rose is an established presence on the UK folk scene, an ethereal vocal talent owing more in spirit to the late, great Sandy Denny than the commercial sound of Laura Marling or her stadium folk peers. And it’s the voice of this Welsh-born but Severn Valley resident songstress that rings clear and transcendent, unifying these ten trad-folk, country, bluegrass and Celtic folk ballads into a coherent whole. A whole which breathes new, searching green life into the deep roots of standards "D B Schenker, Slap Magazine
Astonished audiences often ask KENNY WHITE after a live performance, “How come I’ve never heard of you?” when in fact, the pianist, singer/songwriter, producer and arranger has been very well known in the NYC recording scene for decades. He comes to the world of the touring singer-songwriter following a long and successful musical journey. LONG LIST OF PRIORS, his aptly named new album, is the latest collection of original songs: indelible snapshots of the human condition, from heart-wrenching to hilarious and observed with the precision of a diamond cutter. As on his past recordings, Kenny White’s work in the studio enabled him to assemble a who’s who of musicians and guest artists, including David Crosby, Peter Wolf, Larry Campbell, Amy Helm and Catherine Russell, along with his regular band featuring the dexterous Duke Levine on guitar, shape-shifting Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live) on drums, and the masterful Marty Ballou on bass.