JOSIENNE CLARKE – ” Host “

Posted: December 12, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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With an elegant, nuanced and emotionally affecting singing style (Cerys Matthews described her as having a voice that can “trickle back over centuries”) Josienne Clarke has frequently been compared to the great Sandy Denny, but present too are elements of Nina Simone and Gillian Welch; all three are important influences on her work.

In recent years, Josienne has supported the great Richard Thompson on a dream-come-true tour of the UK and opened for the legendary Robert Plant across Europe, as well as performing at some of the UK’s best-loved festivals, including Latitude, Larmer Tree and End Of The Road. She also found herself in demand as a writer and broadcaster, contributing to Standard Issue magazine and appearing on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb to discuss her pet subject melancholy, alongside poet Simon Armitage.

Original track from Josienne’s latest album ‘In All Weather’.

“this album is thirty two minutes of bliss”

Clarke the master of restraint, delivers short wafts of bliss on a small but perfectly formed album and leaves us, wanting more”

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