Outwith Festival: Withered Hand / James Yorkston
LOCATION: ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, DUNFERMLINE, KY12 7EF
Two of Scotland’s most respected songwriters swoop down to Dunfermline for a rare double-header show.
In February 2019, Domino Records released James Yorkston’s 12th solo album – ‘The Route to the Harmonium’ (9/10 Rolling Stone). James was an integral original member of the much lauded and hugely influential Fence Collective (King Creosote, Pictish Trail, KT Tunstall, Beta Band etc). Throughout his career, James has released a succession of critically acclaimed albums as both a solo artist and as part of the collaborative project Yorkston Thorne Khan. He also runs the hugely successful club night ‘Tae Sup Wi’ a Fifer’.
“Another sublime piece of work” – The Scotsman 5/5
“Poetic genius at work…the flawless record that Yorkston has long promised” – Q
“Customarily brilliant piece of work” – The List 5/5
Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour in the UK and further afield, playing in venues ranging from concert halls to living rooms.
"Artist to watch" Rolling Stone Magazine
“He’s ok” Steven Squirrel
"Endlessly lovable stuff" NME