As we mentioned last month award-winning British songwriter Blair Dunlop returns this May 26th, with his brand new album ‘House of Jacks’. The follow up to 2012’s debut ‘Blight & Blossom’, one of the year’s most revered folk albums, House of Jacks more than lives up to that early promise. A collection of beautifully crafted songs that are influenced, but not confined, by his folk roots, Blair’s trademark guitar styling is enriched with a broader palette of instruments to create a more contemporary sound.
Here, the album’s first single ‘Something’s Gonna Give Way’ (May 5th) a song which belies the grimness of its tale of schoolboy prejudices and the damaging consequences.
House of Jacks Tour
21/05 – The Basement, York
24/05 – Fruit, Hull
25/05 – Bearded Theory Festival, South Derbyshire
25/05 – Thekla, Bristol
26/05 – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
27/05 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
28/05 – The Greystones, Sheffield
29/05 – Bodega Social, Nottingham
30/05 – Band on the Wall, Manchester
31/05 – Cecil Sharp House, London
01/06 – St. Bartholomew’s Church, Newton Abbot
For full details and ticket links visit: blairdunlop.com