Following the release of acclaimed, ninth solo album The Well Worn Path (Cooking Vinyl), we are delighted to welcome charismatic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman to this year’s Festival. Seth has also been nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2019 UK Americana Awards, following the album entering at No 1 in their Americana charts.
The Well Worn Path was recorded in Seth’s garden studio on Dartmoor in January 2018 on a short break from his whirlwind world tour with rock legend Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters. It is a return to a no-nonsense, organic, classic folk-rock approach with hints of Fairport Convention, Neil Young, Nick Cave and Billy Bragg. Plus Lakeman’s trademark foot stomping, fiddle bow-shredding and soaring vocals. Seth brought in top producer Ben Hillier (Elbow, Blur, Depeche Mode, Doves) and his brilliant, new four-piece band consists of long-time collaborator Ben Nicholls (upright and electric bass), new boys Kit Hawes (electric and acoustic guitar) and Evan Jenkins (drums) and one of the finest female folk voices, Kathryn Roberts (Seth’s sister-in-law). BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Seth Lakeman’s previous albums include Mercury Prize nominated Kitty Jay and the gold-selling Freedom Fields.
Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available before the start of the concert and during the interval.