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Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia’s Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years.
Taking a more minimal approach to their material than some, they have been described as ‘one of the most compelling musical partnerships on the scene’, their music being ‘a highly concentrated and intimate musical experience that penetrates to the very rawest essence of folk tradition’.
“There’s an earthiness and grittiness and a reality about this that I find personally incredibly appealing, the simplicity of the music is absolutely stunning.” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American traditions with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive dance accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexton – a twelve sting Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound.
“One of the best voices in music.” T Bone Burnett
Celebrating the finest American roots music this feel-good festival brings together some legendary artists, a whole bunch of rising stars and the best of the next generation for a weekend long party and some UK only shows. Headliners taking to the stages at Sage Gateshead between 21 and 23 July...