Emily Barker - Sweet Kind of Blue with Support from Jack Carty

SVA, Goods Shed

Saturday 03 Nov 2018 19:30


Emily Barker returns to The Goods Shed with her band of Stroud-based multi-instrumentalists Lukas Drinkwater, Pete Roe and Rob Pemberton for the finale of her UK tour. She'll be playing songs from her latest album Sweet Kind of Blue, which was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an all-star cast of Memphis session players. The success of the album, with its seamless mix of soul, blues, country and folk influences, and the globe-trotting tours to support it helped land Emily the accolade of UK Artist of the Year at the recent UK Americana Awards held at Hackney Empire in London.

Emily is perhaps best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to BBC crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. She has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands including The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and Applewood Road (with whom she released a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, which was dubbed “flawless” by The Sunday Times) and has written for film, including composing her first feature film soundtrack (for Jake Gavin’s lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen).

Praise for Sweet Kind of Blue 

“finally sets out her true claim for stardom” Q 4*

"the arrangements are exquisite and the clear love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity" The Times 4*

"the sweltering funk of Sunrise and the title track sound like lost Muscle Shoals gems” UNCUT 8/10

Mojo 4*   Express 4*  RnR 5*

Opening the night will be Emily's friend, JACK CARTY 

Award-winning singer-songwriter Jack Carty has had a big few years. 4 critically acclaimed full-length albums; international touring; festivals; a number 1 independent album; a top 40 debut; sold out shows from Lismore to London; an APRA Professional Development Award; relocating to write, record and tour from a base in the UK; and now, a brand-new album for guitar, vocal and string quartet, titled Hospital Hill and written with long-time collaborator and former Papa vs. Pretty bassist Gus Gardiner.

"These songs have a purity of spirit and an openness of heart. You should own this" The Sydney Morning Herald 4*

"A sensational sophomore album" The Weekend Australian 4*

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