Twisted Folk, The Local, and artsdepot present: Tally Ho!
Saturday 28 March 2009, doors open 5.30pm
After four sell-out years The Local and Twisted Folk take over artsdepot once again bringing you the best acts from the contemporary folk scene. Tally Ho! is a delectable feast of folk music new, old, weird and wonderful.
Line up announced:
Vic Chesnutt with Elf Power
The Miserable Rich
Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo
Named after the coach company stationed on the artsdepot site in the 1800s, Tally Ho! doffs its cap to local history and brings it forward with a fresh mix of weird and wonderful new folk sounds.
The Local continues to build on its reputation as leading light in folk music, putting on laid back, unpretentious nights showcasing the likes of The Handsome Family, Natty, Devon Sproule, Voice of the Seven Woods, Alela Diane, Shearwater, Nina Nastasia, Doveman, and much more. The original Local continues on the third Friday of the month downstairs at The Kings Head in Crouch End, and is hosted by Howard Monk.
Twisted Folk are fine purveyors of modern folk, having produced groundbreaking UK tours with Vetiver, Devendra Banhart, Brightblack Morning Light, Tunng, Jose Gonzalez, King Creosote, Nina Nastasia, Jeffrey Lewis, Hem, The Earlies, Howe Gelb and Gospel Choir, Vashti Bunyan, Juana Molina and more.
Don’t miss it.
Venue: artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 0GA
Date & Time : Saturday 28 March 2009, doors open 5.30pm, Music 6pm – 11pm.
Tickets: £15 in advance/ £17 on the door.
Online booking available from See Tickets
Telephone bookings available from artsdepot – 020 8369 5454
Travel: Tube: Finchley Central, West Finchley, Woodside Park (Northern Line)
Buses: 134, 263, 82, 125, 221, 460
Legendary Athens Georgia Country Rock star. Vic has worked with Lambchop, Michael Stipe, Emmylou Harris, Godspeed, Silver Mt Zion amongst others, and this new collaboration with Elf Power is a natural meeting of two great forces. In 1996, Columbia Records put together Sweet Relief II: Gravity Of The Situation – The Songs of Vic Chesnutt, a benefit album to assist musicians with medical and financial hardship. It featured Vics songs covered by the likes of Madonna, Smashing Pumpkins, Soul Asylum, Garbage & R.E.M. In 2000, The Georgia House Of Representatives passed a resolution, honoring Vic for his off-beat musical genius and other purposes.
Born in Bristol in the UK, Babel started out all kind of small, folky & a bit shy but then fell in dirty love with pounding tamborines and volume knobs. “an album of inventive, touching and triumphant pop songs.. a true success.”
(Clash Magazine) “a blessed relief… with a strong potential to be a repeated favourite as autumn comes around.”
The Miserable Rich
Brighton’s robust and incestuous music scene spews forth another cherishable gem ” …their lush orchestro-folk is so heartbreakingly beautiful, it reduces anyone who hears it to a weeping mess.”
A recent triumph at The Local in Crouch End, and by the time of the show about to finish a huge UK tour, Barker is the name to look out for this year. ‘sharply observed, original songs …adventurously embellished by gypsy flourishes and haunting desert echoes that’d be at home on a Calexico album’ – Uncut
‘a gorgeous, sincere voice that grabs you and won’t let go’ – The Sun
Denis huge beard betrays not an earnest nu folk singer songwriter, no it’s much more interesting/intriguing than that. Here bringing his three-camera audio-visual extravaganza in London for the first time. Folk? debatable. Twisted? Definitely. “scuzzy Mancunian blues at it’s richest and, most intriguing.” Laura Barton_the Guardian
Another test for the term folk, new or twisted. (There’s a violin). There’s a great deal of nu gaze in here as well as post rock, there are folk influences too. “The emotional intensity and waves of melody heard in their songs sound like they come as naturally to the band as breathing.”
(Drowned In Sound)
“Reigns – AKA Wessex-based brothers Tim and Roo Farthing – deal in epic, daydream-dizzy atmospherics, and spoken word lyrics that send chills down the spine. A treat of dirty surrealism and sumptuous coastal eccentricity.” [Plan B Magazine] “Another masterpiece of eerie ambience and ghostly electronics… this record’s underlying majesty shines brilliantly.” 8/10. [Rock Sound], “Really quite enchanting stuff.” [Rock-A-Rolla]
Twin sisters Romy and Sari Lightman from Halifx Nova Scotia create a collection of delicate and chimerical songs that are overwrought with intensity, and intuitive telepathic-sisterly harmonies that are eerily unusual and equally as captivating. Mixing mandolin and guitar with folky vocals, the group’s sound has been referred to by critics as an “eclectic brand of spooky folk”, with musical comparisons to a more accessible Joanna Newsom or avant-garde, folky shoegaze.