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Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Sally Barker and Vicki Genfan met in 2002 while touring Germany and have been firm friends ever since. It has taken until 2017 for them to record their first 'transatlantic' duo album – 'In The Shadow of a Small Mountain'. Sally Barker, who was personally asked to open for Bob Dylan on his 1990 German tour, is a singer's singer and a songwriter's songwriter. She has the ability to lift the words off the page and can move people to tears armed with that 'bucket-full of soul' voice, as she did to Sir Tom Jones as his finalist on The Voice UK in 2014. Vicki Genfan, the first woman to win Guitar Player magazine’s Guitar Superstar Competition, is a dazzling instrumentalist, with a high-energy stage presence, who plays and writes with her distinctive percussive 'slap-tap' acoustic guitar technique.
Both Vicki and Sally draw their inspiration from folk, jazz, pop, soul and world music and a mutual respect of each other's talents has prompted them to tour together again. Each will perform their own show, supported by the other when called upon, and then combine their talents with a stunning set of vituosity combining sublimely to bring the evening to a stupendous climax!
“her enormous vocal range and stupendous control can relax or rouse at will – she coaxes her voice from that of a mild modern English rose to raw throated blues”. - a review of Sally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
“If I could play like Vicki, I’d stay home and entertain myself.” - Steve Vai