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Tim Eriksen

Tim Eriksen

Jun 8th 2018 @ The King's Head

London, United Kingdom
Friday, June 8th, 2018
8:00 PM
The King's Head
London, United Kingdom
Brilliant US multi-instrumentalist reworking Appalachian tradition

Where to start when introducing the man The Guardian called the coolest-looking guy in folk music?

One thing's for sure - this one-time punk rocker turned ethnomusicologist is no ordinary singer-songwriter.

He plays anything with strings - from banjo to bajo sexto - and possesses a "take no prisoners" voice that renowned producer T Bone Burnett called "one of the best in music."

Burnett it was who hired Tim to teach Nicole Kidman and Jude Law, stars of the Oscar-winning Cold Mountain, to sing the way they did in the days of the American Civil War.

Eriksen is a Professor of his Homeland's folk music - acclaimed for his re-working of Appalachian and New England love songs, ballads, dance tunes and sacred harp hymns of the 19th Century. It's what he calls "hardcore Americana."

The only man to have shared a stage with both Kurt Cobain and Doc Watson, Eriksen arrives at the Kalamazoo Klub via the mountains and the Universities of the USA, and Oscars ceremony, the Prairie Home Companion and Carnegie Hall.

A remarkable performance not to be missed!