Scott Cook & Jez Hellard + Lisa Canny - The Harrison

  • The Harrison 28 Harrison Street London WC1H 8JF UK

Woodburner is proud to present:

JEZ HELLARD & SCOTT COOK

Canada's award-winning Prairie Balladeer, Scott Cook has spent the last decade touring incessantly across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia, building a reputation as one of the "most inspiring and imaginitive story-tellers" on the folk scene today. Road-worn, painfully honest, and deeply human, his songs weave threads of folk, roots, blues, soul and country over spacious fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo arrangements. His deep caramel voice will have you all aquiver from the moment he intones a laconic "Howdy folks...", and his dry wit and myriad stories will have you in stitches.

"He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... truly one of Woodie Guthrie's children." R2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R0W_QbGHr8

Jez Hellard is a singer of potent songs, fine guitarist and stunning harmonica player mostly to be found touring with his band, The Djukella Orchestra. Since 2005 he's played over 1000 gigs from Glastonbury Festival to the Kispiox Valley, New York to Taipei, Istanbul to the Lizard Peninsular, gaining fans far and wide. Jez and Scott first met at the top of a stairwell in Taiwan back in 2001 and have remained firm friends ever since, collaborating whenever geography and circumstance allow.

“Ridiculously enjoyable… an unequivocal thumbs up!” Folk Radio UK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc0SzQFp570

Together Jez and Scott will perform their unforgettable duo set.

LISA CANNY

Canny is a musician/singer/songwriter/composer/producer from Co. Mayo, on the West Coast of Ireland. With roots in traditional, folk and soul music, Lisa has been compared to a wide range of artists from Kate Bush and Sinead O’Connor to Ingrid Michaelson and Hozier. Lisa has won 7 All-Ireland Fleadh Ceoil titles throughout her competitive years, including the Senior Harp title in 2008.

"Standing up on stage, in her platforms and jumpsuit, harp between her legs or banjo in her arms, belting out original songs about domestic abuse on women, sex in the catholic church, deals with the devil, boys on Tinder, brutal break-ups, love and hate, and women that will hunt you down if you mess with them, Lisa is a symbol of 2016 female-empowerment and is frequently applauded for her honestly and openness as a songwriter! She has already gained the following of thousands of fans worldwide, whom she refers to as her 'Fannys'!" (Jodi Marr, Grammy-Winning Songwriter)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-4qfLaUzTA

Doors 7pm, music from 8pm

Entry £5 on the door