A lovely short set from a Towersey regular and one of the biggest names in folk music today accompanied by the wonderful Guitarist, Banjo and arranger Damien O’Kane. Huge thanks to Kate and Damien for joining us today.
The defining voice of contemporary English Folk Music, Kate Rusby’s exquisite interpretations of Traditional songs and finely wrought self-penned tunes have wonher an audience that reaches beyond the genre. A rare achievement for a folk artist but entirely understandable given Rusby’s expressive vocals that invest whatever she sings with irresistible emotional depth.
Damien O’Kane is a musician of many talents. He’s a singer. A very good one, too, with a relaxed, assured vocal style that exudes a natural warmth and empathy with the colourful characters who occupy his songs. He’s also a brilliant banjo player. And a fine guitarist. And an ingenious arranger. Not to mention an accomplished tune maker, researcher, bandleader and accompanist of rich imagination and fearless vision.