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Whitney K graces The Lubber Fiend on Monday 14th November with his arrestingly frank brand of lo-fi folk.

Imbued with a bluesy magnetism and a knack for pensive introspection, K is the wandering troubadour alter-ego of Konner Whitney, a Whitehorse, Yukon resident whose erstwhile rambles have taken him from Vancouver to Montreal to Burnaby to Los Angeles in years gone by.

First unveiled to the world more than half a decade ago through the intoxicating, four-track candour of manifesto Goodnight, K hurtled along on a potent cocktail of romance and escapism before opting for a clean break on third album Two Years.

Earnest, witty and daring, K’s latest record lends dashes and pinches of inspiration from a roll call of greats as towering as Willie Nelson, Harry Nilsson and John Cale to sew together a sound that rallies and rails against the hypocritical and the corrupt with a raw precision.

What was once outsider folk now rings with the stubborn discontent of political poetry, and is delivered with an honesty and perceptiveness that speaks to K’s gift for seeing the momentous in the mundane.

Whitney K, Hank Bee, Stannington and Nev Clay play The Lubber Fiend, Newcastle on Monday 14th November.


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