Kate Rusby: one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk song and one of our most emotive original songwriters – melding old and new so you can barely see the join. Mercury Prize Winner. Folk Singer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Original Song winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Inveterate Yorkshire Tea drinker. Freeman of Barnsley. Darling of British folk.
It seems impossible but 2017 will be a landmark year for Kate Rusby as she celebrates an incredible 25 years on the road.
Still basking in the glow of the accolades for her 14th studio album, Life In A Paper Boat (still Kate as you know her but with some bold production twists from husband Damien O’Kane) she will continue to showcase the album in May with a fresh spring tour.
Released last October, Life In A Paper Boat will be the first of Kate’s albums ever to be released on vinyl with a limited edition release available from late spring.
Kate will have her usual hectic festival schedule this summer and there will be 25 year celebrations aplenty at the family’s very own Underneath The Stars Festival at Cannon Hall Farm, near Barnsley in July. Exciting plans for autumn will be revealed soon.
Looking further ahead, November will see the release of Kate’s 4th Christmas album *(recording starts in March) followed by her ever popular Festive Tour in December.
Artist’s website: http://www.katerusby.com/
‘Life In A Paper Boat’ live:
10 Preston, Charter Theatre prestonguildhall.co.uk 01772 804444
11 Wakefield, Unity Works unityworks.co.uk 01924 831114
12 Stockport, The Plaza stockportplaza.co.uk 0161 477 7779
13 Chesterfield, Winding Wheel chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk
14 Kettering, The Lighthouse Theatre lighthousetheatre.co.uk 01536 414141
17 Cheltenham Town Hall cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
0844 576 2210
18 Basingstoke, The Anvil anvilarts.org.uk 01256 844244
19 Yeovil, Octagon Theatre octagon-theatre.co.uk 01935 422884
20 Portsmouth, Kings Theatre kingsportsmouth.co.uk
023 9282 8282
21 High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan wycombeswan.co.uk
01494 512 000