The genius that is Neil McSweeney returns to The Bowerhouse, Maidstone to play songs from his fourth album ‘A Coat Worth Wearing’. If you’ve seen Neil play before, you know what a treat you’re in for.
Folk singer-songwriter Neil McSweeney emerged from the flowering of Sheffield music that gave the world Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley and has since established himself as ‘a songwriter of rare ability’ (R2). Setting lyrics that deal with the contrasts and contradictions of life to romantic melodies as hopeful as they are melancholy, McSweeney’s finely crafted songs have been championed by his peers as well as across national radio and mainstream and specialist press. Since the release of his last album, Cargo, McSweeney has made increasingly big waves on the English folk scene picking up main stage festival appearances and collaborating with the likes of Jon Boden and Fay Hield.
Doors are at 7pm, Neil will be on at 7.30pm.
‘A Coat Worth Wearing’ is the second release for new imprint Hudson Records. Produced by award-winning folk producer Andy Bell its nine songs were conceived as a piece and subsequently recorded together, largely in full-band live-takes, over seven days in the beautiful Welsh countryside.
‘Deeply felt, brooding songs rich in imagery.’
‘A songwriter of rare ability’
‘Songs so subtle and well-crafted that you can’t help but be drawn in.’
Drowned in Sound
‘Steelier than your average troubadour’