Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman should need no introduction to any lover of British Folk Music. When Johnny Whalley from the Folk Radio UK team reviewed his latest album ‘Word of Mouth’ (released in February 2014) he made a strong point that this release was much more than Seth returning to his roots:
“throughout his career he’s steered a sinuous path that sometimes takes him, musically and geographically, far from home, sometimes brings him back to the people and places that encouraged his talents to flourish. Word of Mouth is perhaps his clearest and sincerest acknowledgement of those links and deserves to be listened to.”
It goes without saying that we’re very excited to share this video premiere for Seth’s new single LAST RIDER which is out now. This is a storming track:
Seth says of Last Rider……’It is a rolling, rhythmic song written about a final journey taking by an old steam engine driver. It features the fabulous banjo playing of Leon Hunt and leads you through the rattling tracks of the railway’.
Seth will be playing at LONDON’s Royal Albert Hall on 06 June as part of BBC Radio 2’s D-Day 70 Years On Concert where he will perform a song with the BBC Concert Orchestra and at a headline show at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on 03 August. He plays festivals throughout the Summer including Folk by the Oak, Cambridge Folk Festival and Beautiful Days. Seth will be on the road again in October to play a UK tour with his band playing tracks from the new album and live favourites.
Seth has performed everywhere from Libya to Australia to Texas over the years, as well as featuring on just about every major festival bill across the UK. In addition, he has toured extensively around Europe too where he’s also performed with others including Tori Amos and Clannad. In 2013 amidst a hectic summer of festival appearances, recording the new album and the birth of his twins he flew to New York to meet Izzy Young for a BBC Radio 4 special called ‘The Folklorist’.
Seth’s previous albums include the Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Kitty Jay’ (2005) and the gold-selling ‘Freedom Fields’ (2006) which featured the hit singles Lady of the Sea and The White Hare.
Word Of Mouth Tour
10 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Hall Theatre
11 – NORTHAMPTON Derngate Theatre
12 – OXFORD Town Hall
14 – GUILDFORD G Live
15 – LONDON o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
16 – CHESTERFIELD Winding Wheel
17 – BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
18 – GATESHEAD The Sage
19 – SALFORD The Lowry
21 – EDINBURGH The Queens Hall
22 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
23 – SOUTHAMPTON o2 Guildhall
24 – BRISTOL Colston Hall
25 – PLYMOUTH Theatre Royal
If you loved this video then make sure you watch Seth’s video for the previous single The Courier can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDyXVsPwUZs
Tickets and further details here: http://www.sethlakeman.co.uk/