2016 has been a fruitful year for James Yorkston who teamed up with New Delhi singer and world class Sangari player Suhail Yusuf Khan and jazz double bassist Jon Thorne to release ‘Everything Sacred’ in January. The name Yorkston Thorne Khan has since become a familiar name as they took the album on tour to the delight of many. In his Folk Radio UK review, Thomas Blake summed it up as “an album that bristles with inventiveness and skill, an album that is more than the sum of its already impressive parts.” Read the full review here. Later in the year, they released the beautiful Broken Wave Live EP from which we premiered the following live video session recorded at The Square Studio in East London.
James was also busy curating ‘Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer’ at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy, an evening of very diverse entertainment which saw the likes of Martin Carthy share the bill with Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and poet Geoff Hattersley.
As if this wasn’t enough, he also found time to release his second book and debut novel Three Craws which tells the tale of a thwarted artist returning home to rural Scotland.
All this output has resulted in James touring the UK, Spain, India and Ireland and appearing as an author or member of Yorkston Thorne Khan at the Edinburgh International Festival, GreenMan Festival, Body and Soul, Loopallu, Sea Change, Aye Write!, Pirineos Sur, Celtic Connections, and more.
Now, with Christmas on the horizon, James has announced his first solo tour of England since 2013. These gigs will feature a mix of his music and his writings.
James Yorkston Christmas Tour
13th Dec – Brighton – Komedia
14th Dec – Bristol – Louisiana
15th Dec – Liverpool – Magnet
16th Dec – Leicester – Cookie
17th Dec– Milton Keynes – Gallery
18th Dec – Hebden Bridge – Trades Hall
19th Dec – Birmingham – Kitchen Garden Café
20th Dec – London – Union Chapel – With Very Special Guests