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There aren’t many musicians that can attract comparisons to songwriters of the calibre of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen; but Pennsylvania’s Vikesh Kapoor’s visceral, and at times stark, lyrical depictions of modern day America offer a sucker punch of emotion. Latest single Blue-Eyed Baby, with its gentle finger plucked guitar and Kapoor’s warm vocals, is taken from his critically acclaimed debut album, The Ballad of Willy Robbins. Kapoor’s songs have a timeless quality to them; like a lyrical Steinbeck, he paints a picture of hardworking people struggling through lives fraught with sadness and heartache.

Good news for fans of socially conscious lyrics and songs that make you want to weep then, as Vikesh Kapoor will bring his considerable talents to The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Thursday 5th March. Perhaps not a cheerful listen, but on the live stage Kapoor will no doubt offer a mesmerising performance filled with pathos and heart.

Vikesh Kapoor plays The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Thursday 5th March.

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