Archive for July 27th, 2005

Seth Lakeman

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

South West folk musician Seth lakeman has been nominated for the 2005 Mercury Music awards. Fantastic news for music in the South West. All his albums are put out on his own label, and legend has it his latest album, Kitty Jay, was recorded for £300. I’m not sure I believe that, having listened to it! It’s recorded in a really natural way – close your eyes and you might even believe he’s playing in your front room.

Kitty Jay is a beautiful mix of songs inspired by Dartmoor. Highly recommended.

Seth Lakeman is also a must-see live. I caught him playing at the Exeter Phoenix a couple of weeks ago with the Levellers, and he can often be found just playing in local folk clubs round here. Though that might change with the Mercury Music prize nomination. Catch him while you can!

You can also read my article on music in the South West which features a brief interview with Seth.

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