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Greg Russell

Feb 21st 2020 @ St Edith Hall, Kemsing

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, February 21st, 2020
St Edith Hall, Kemsing
High Street Kemsing, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Possessed of an 'extraordinary voice that's 'full of character' (The Telegraph), over the last 8 years Greg Russell has established himself as one of the most significant performers on the U.K. folk scene. Playing guitar, bouzouki, banjo and singing, in 2013 he won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 won the Horizon Award from the same source alongside Ciaran Algar.
Singing a mixture of original and traditional song, Greg released his debut solo album, Inclined to be Red, in 2017. Declared 'a powerful statement' (Acoustic), 'excellent' (RnR Magazine), 'a splendid thing' (Maverick) and 'convincingly individual' (fRoots). Greg tours as a solo artist and has also continued to tour with Ciaran Algar, with whom he has released 4 studio albums. He has played at some of the genres biggest festivals and events including Tønder Festival (Denmark), Folk Alliance International (Canada), Dranouter (Belgium) and Cambridge Folk Festival (UK).
2019 and 2020 see the release and tour of Field & Dyke, a songwriting project that came out of an oral history project about 21st Century Britain conducted by musician and historian Danny Pedler.
"Greg Russell plays an sings with a maturity and emotion that belies his tender years. It is so rare to find new performers who have the confidence to play with this delicacy of touch and yet to sing in such a heartfelt way." .~ BBC Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe
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