Alasdair Roberts SE London May 31
Subject: Alasdair Roberts SE London May 31|
From: GUEST,The Goose Is Out!
Date: 18 May 13 - 06:22 AM
Alasdair Roberts + You Are Wolf + Until The Bird, The Crown and Greyhound, May 31. Doors 7.pm.
The Crown and Greyhound 73, Dulwich Village, SE21 7BJ
Alasdair is one of those singers who just could not possibly be mistaken for anybody else, having his own very individual style. He has been described in fRoots as one of this countries singular and most original talents.
Each time he has appeared at The Goose he has given an exceptional performance and we are delighted to have him back.
He released his first solo album of traditional songs, "The Crook of my Arm", in 2001. His second album "Farewell Sorrow" was one of the Observer's top albums of the year (note - that's top albums, not top folk albums! Amazing for a folk album!), and consists of beautiful self-written songs which are totally personal yet clearly influenced by the folk tradition.
Alasdair has since released a set of exceptional albums , the most recent " A Wonder Working Stone" was released early this year and is considered by many to be his best yet. Songlines say of it:
"The invention and freshness of the music matches the power and breadth of Roberts' singular lyricism"