On the North York Moors

Emily Barker w/ Band

Pete Roe

Sat 11 November 2017 - 19.30

Emily Barker joins the ranks of The Band Room greats with her 5th show here – this time to promote her new album Sweet Kind of Blue. Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, Sweet Kind of Blue was produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Mary Chapin Carpenter), features some of Memphis’ finest session musicians and has received universal critical acclaim...

“The arrangements are exquisite and the clear love Barker has for this music brings its own integrity” The Times ★★★★

“Country-soul with luminous warmth” MOJO ★★★★

“Sweet Kind of Blue finally sets out her true claim for stardom” Q ★★★★

“The sweltering funk of Sunrise and the title track sound like lost Muscle Shoals gems” UNCUT 8/10

“A truly towering achievement” RnR ★★★★★

Sweet Kind of Blue (Everyone Sang/Kartel) is the first full studio album Barker has released since 2013’s critically lauded Dear River and marks a new departure as she revisits the soul and blues influences that first inspired her to become a songwriter and musician in the first place. The award-winning writer and performer of the theme to BBC TV’s Swedish crime drama Wallander (starring Kenneth Branagh), Barker and her former band The Red Clay Halo also provided the atmospheric theme to noir thriller The Shadow Line. She has toured extensively all over the world, as well as making an appearance at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony alongside friend and collaborator Frank Turner.

Emily Barker w/ Band website

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