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Almighty promoters Wandering Oak return with an all-killer lineup headlined by the left-field Americana artist Gwenifer Raymond at The Cumberland Arms in Newcastle on Friday 22nd April.

Kicking off proceedings is local artist and composer SL Walkinshaw, who utilises found sound, tape recordings and electronics to create haunting and hypnotic works of sonic wonder. Recent debut LP Tape/String has bagged plaudits from the likes of Electronic Sound Magazine. Additional support comes from Anglo-American folk duo Cath & Phil Tyler, whose shared love of traditional narrative song and folk stylings fuses to create a highly concentrated and intimate musical experience that succeeds in embodying the very rawest essence of folk tradition.

Headliner Gwenifer Raymond’s musical career began as a guitarist for various punk outfits in the Welsh valleys, before the discovery of Appalachian folk and pre-war blues awakened a passion for the guitar players of the American Primitive genre, as evidenced in the gloriously unique stylings present on 2020’s Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain. The resulting concoction of unique sound has been equally embraced by devout disciples of folk tradition and ardent lovers of left-field out-there-ery, with Gwenifer’s undeniable guitar skills and esoteric outlook making for a delightfully singular combination.

Gwenifer Raymond, Cath & Phil Tyler and SL Walkinshaw play The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on Friday 22nd April.

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