It's hard to believe that Liverpool-born singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams already has eleven full-length albums under her own name (and even more counting her various side-projects).
In celebration of this June's release of a boxset treasury of her albums and previously unreleased material - Anthology - Kathryn appears at Manchester Folk Festival, bringing together many of her best loved songs from across a remarkable career to date.
Kathryn Williams' best-known work is characterised by rich and honest songwriting. Inspired by the greats - from Nick Drake to Joni Mitchell and beyond - she has continually evolved as an artist because she’s always looked beyond genre boundaries.
Silky, whimsical vocals and that eloquent way with words are a constant, but project by project her work develops and grows, and spans everything from indie-folk-pop to dusty Americana and hushed jazz re-workings.
This gig will showcase her adventurous songwriting and uncategorisable sound, right from her 1999 début 'Dog Leap Stairs' via her Mercury Prize-nominated ‘Little Black Numbers’, to her Sylvia Plath tribute project 'Hypoxia', described by Clash Magazine as a “spellbinding work of art”.
Recommended for age 9+