The Acoustic Folk Highway is a monthly residency at The Harrison, which has now been running for over three years.
It showcases original music inspired by the Folk and Acoustic genres, featuring solo artists, duos and bands.
Tasha Robertson – tasharobertson.com
Tasha Robertson is a folk-pop singer-songwriter from Essex, telling tales of love, loss, hope and acceptance.
George Boomsma – georgeboomsma.com
George Boomsma is a progressive folk musician from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. George’s effortless vocals and sensitive guitar playing evoke an intimate atmosphere that silences even the rowdiest of crowds.
He has supported artists such as ‘Natty’, ‘The Travelling Band’ and ‘Skinny Lister’, been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music playlisted and performed at Latitude Festival 2016 on the BBC Introducing stage.
“If it were possible for Nick Drake and Thom Yorke to collaborate, it might sound something like this.” – James Robins, Fresh On The Net
“It was a great pleasure George. I really enjoyed your music.” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Songs of exquisite beauty, with a voice that could melt ice caps… gorgeous stuff.” – Bob Fischer, BBC Tees
Florence Glen – florenceglen.com
Much like her upbringing between Portugal, France and the UK, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Florence Glen draws on a fusion of folk/alternative/soul influences to deliver powerful and heartfelt modern songwriting.
Now based in London, Florence is building momentum following on from her recently released ‘Spread Them Eggs’ EP, which was featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing top picks. Expect cycling acoustic guitar fingerpicking hooks and soulful intimate vocals.
Sam Walter – folksingersam.com
Sam Walter is a folk singer from Malvern with an infectious spirit and rich, deep voice. Walter’s tales sings of Jacobite uprisings and the Napoleonic wars, and show his determination to reignite some traditional folk, writing original songs with a traditional sentiment.
Imralis – facebook.com/Imralis
Irish singer/songwriter based in London. Imralis mixes folk and pop with inspirations like Ed Sheeran, Passenger, glen Hansard and Damien rice
Danny Leigh – dannyleigh.bandcamp.com
Monthly host and organiser of The Acoustic Folk Highway, Danny Leigh is a singer/songwriter inspired by artists such as: Nick Drake, John Martyn and Leonard Cohen. He has toured Ireland, Cornwall, busked in Paris, busked on the streets of London during the Olympics and played at Mandrea Music Festival in northern Italy.
“I have to mention Nick Drake, he has a beautiful voice, he can clearly write some good songs.”
Steve Hillier (BBC Introducing: The South)
“I think that’s just the most hypnotizing voice I’ve heard all evening. That’s what the text book definition of ‘Folk Voice’ should be.” Nick Coquet (BBC Introducing: The South)
Tickets cost £7 on the door.