Stapleford Granary

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Thursday 19 March 19.30 | £15 /£8 (under 16)

YORKSTON / THORNE / KHAN

'The backstage encounter that led to this fusion of western folk and Indian classicism has paid off handsomely for James Yorkston, Jon Thorne and Suhail Yusuf Khan. They follow their garlanded debut with a similar mix of original and borrowed songs, blending Khan’s alluring cello with gentle acoustic guitar and thrumming bass; an improbable, but mostly seamless fit.' The Guardian

 

'Now, Yorkston/Thorne/Khan’s ‘Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars’ defiantly establishes the distinctive trio as an evolving unit with much more to say and explore than just one album’s worth. They’re clearly not running short of ideas, and I can only wonder at the increasingly enterprising music-making a third album might bring'.  Folkradio.co.uk

 

 

Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars, the new album from Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, follows 2016’s critically acclaimed debut Everything Sacred – presenting a confluence of currents, among them the north Indian sarangi; jazz-tinged bass, reminiscent in places of Danny Thompson; acoustic guitar that owes a debt to Elizabeth Cotton, Dick Gaughan and Mississippi John Hurt; and three very different vocalists - James Yorkston (East Neuk of Fife), Jon Thorne (Isle of Wight) and Suhail Yusuf Khan (New Delhi).