Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Influential singer-violinist Nancy Kerr launches her eagerly anticipated solo debut, Sweet Visitor.
Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancys emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life.
Nancys 2014 gets off to a great start with two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award wins as part of EFDSS Full English and a nomination as part of The Melrose Quartet.
Nancy is joined on stage by James Fagan (Cara Dillon, The James Bros, and co-winner with Nancy of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo) Tom Wright (Albion band, Park Bench Social Club, Eliza Carthy), Tim Yates (Blackbeards Tea Party, Albion Band) and Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery).
A songwriter steeped in the tradition, but casting it anew.
Quite breathtakingly beautiful.
MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2