Doors open: 19:30
Michael Hurley @ 'the greatest small venue on earth' - the Band Room on the North York Moors.
His songs have been recorded by CALEXICO, CAT POWER, ESPERS, VETIVER and VIOLENT FEMMES but American folk legend Michael Hurley’s extraordinary resurgence in recent years has been mostly down to him and the growing realisation way beyond the cognoscenti that his body of work is one of the most important in modern Americana. From 1964’s debut First Songs on Smithsonian Folkways (recorded on the same reel-to-reel that recorded Leadbelly's Last Sessions), through 1971’s Armchair Boogie and 1976’s Have Moicy, (proclaimed ‘the greatest folk album of the rock era’ by The Village Voice and a Top 20 LP of the '70s by Rolling Stone) to his recent critically-acclaimed work on fan DEVANDRA BANHART’S label Gnomonsong, Hurley continues to improve with age. Born in the same year as BOB DYLAN – 1941 - and loved by many just as much…
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