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Saturday 08 February 2019 @7:30pm

Katie Spencer

with Special Guest Richard Whitehead

We are delighted to welcome Katie Spencer back to Acoustic Roots.

Like the expressionistic brushstrokes of a landscape painter, Katie Spencer conjures vivid landscapes through the medium of song. Curating intimate studies using her unique finger-picked acoustic guitar style and an assured warm voice, Spencer underlines the sense of space that surrounds her home by the sea in Hornsea, East Yorkshire.

The striking imagery that rings through her ethereal songs creates a universe of sound and storytelling. Her mesmerising live performances have seen her play world-renowned stages, at the likes of Cambridge Folk Festival and Celtic Connections as she assembles a dedicated fanbase from all corners of the country.
This year saw Spencer embarking on a UK tour in celebration of her brand-new album Weather Beaten, a flawless and flowing ten track journey that encapsulates her intimate live performance style. Produced by Spencer Cozens, long-time collaborator of John Martyn and Joan Armatrading, the sound of the album is clear and bright, bringing a precision and boldness reminiscent of the best ‘ECM’ modern jazz albums which naturally pairs with the warm and hazy folk sound that envelops Katie’s style.
At just 22 years old Spencer has built up an extremely respected profile within the national acoustic music scene, sharing the stage with musicians of outstanding calibre such as Danny Thompson and Ted McKenna, and continuing to receive glowing reviews of both her live performances and recorded works.

“Katie’s guitar playing has echoes of my dear friend the late great Bert Jansch. Like a musical weaver she threads her poetic lyrics through the guitar’s strings and produces little tapestries of song” – Ralph McTell

“The way Katie plays is never contrived, showy or imitative; it sounds true … a world-class folk guitarist” – fRoots

“She makes her own quietly ingenious musical statement through the notes and silences, making every note, phrase and musical punctuation mark count in a deft, elegant and intelligently undemonstrative fashion … Katie’s stylish blend of warmth and precision proves intensely captivating: I’d urge you to investigate her music soon!” – Folk Radio

“Weather Beaten is a fine album in every way” – Maverick Magazine

Concert starts 7.30pm prompt. Doors open 7pm.

Tickets £10 in advance from the following sources:

Online: We Got Tickets
In person: Symphony Music, Market Street, Wigan
By phone: David Hiney (07875 881436) or Ian Cleverdon (07759 219270).

This year all concerts will be held at our lovely new venue, St Michael’s and All Angels Church, Higher Lane, Dalton WN8 7RP. (about five miles west of Wigan, 10 minutes from J27 of M6).
The church is warm and welcoming, has wonderful acoustics enhanced by Acoustic Roots’ much revered Bose PA setup, a large free car park, step-free access and a bar open for each of the concerts.

Remember, we receive no external funding and run the concerts on a not-for-profit basis, so are very much dependent on your patronage.

We would like to thank all our regulars for your continued support.

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