Friday 11th July,
Kro Bar, 325 Oxford Road, Manchester.
// Nick Jonah Davis //
Nick Jonah Davis is a solo guitarist from Nottingham, England. Nick’s music, which has been described as ‘a highly spirited series of wordless tales‘, draws on the modal tunings and freewheeling spirit of British trailblazers such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, as well as pre-war blues and the ever deepening post-Takoma tradition. Critically acclaimed as ‘a formidable guitarist‘, delivering ‘a high-wire act that very few guitarists could pull off’, Nick has released two albums with the seminal American label Tompkins Square Records.
// Dark Pools //
Dark Pools is a folk-improv project comprising dbh, Johnny from Douga, Ian Breen from Claw the Thin Ice, and any other musical cohorts they are able to assemble. Expect drones and noise, arranged in haphazard fashion by a bunch who know their way around a song—not to mention dbh’s eccentric charity-shop electric organ.
// Tom Settle //
Tom has been making brilliant, psyched-out folk music in various forms and guises over the years, and is soon to release an LP on class Manc imprint, Golden Lab Records, sure to be eagerly awaited by anyone who’s caught him live.