New Routes: Lexie Green & John Wright + Ben Walker

Date:Sat 07 Mar
Time:Doors 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm.
Venue:J3
Price:£6

Another installment in the New Routes series, an evening of acoustic, folk and roots artists.

Set out cabaret style with candles on tables, it’s a comfortable and intimate space to listen to the best emerging and established artists from the area.

Featuring:

Lexie Green & John Wright

Lexie Green is a singer-songwriter from the fenlands in Cambridgeshire (UK) who describes her influences as Americana, Country, Vintage Blues and good old-fashioned Rock 'n' Roll.

Chosen by Bob Harris, the BBC Radio 2 production team and The Long Road Festival organisers to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at the first Long Road  Festival (2018). Multiple local BBC Introducing performances, airplay and regular pick of the BBC Uploader choices by presenters. 

Her 2019 live album release 'Live at Bobs Records' is attracting national recognition with Maverick Magazine awarding her live album 'Live At Bobs Records' a Maverick seal of approval plus a 5 Star review.  Lexie is also catching the attention of multiple international magazines and radio stations with notable mentions of her songwriting strength and her 'Raw yet soulful voice with a timbre that that mixes Melissa Etheridge and Katie Melua' (Blues Magazine)

 

Ben Walker

Ben Walker was recently hailed as one of ‘the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now’ by Total Guitar magazine. A versatile composer as well as a celebrated instrumentalist, his passion is putting old jewels in new settings.  

After six critically acclaimed albums and a BBC Folk Award as a duo with Josienne Clarke, and more than fifty records as a producer of other artists, Ben Walker's signature style has been sought out from punk to Proms, from Rough Trade to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Ben’s first solo album, Echo, was released in July 2019; a collection of original pieces, traditional songs and poems set to music, critics have given it a rapturous reception.  

  

Plus floor spots 

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If you would like to book a floor spot, please get in touch. Occasionally it will be possible to turn up and play, but to guarantee you have your space it is advisable to book. Please contact Clare if you are interested in playing or would like further information.

Lexie Green

“Lexie Green brings a fearsome album to the scene. Her voice is notable - expressive and powerful. Lexie Greens live album is a pure delight - she's talented and charismatic and brings together the classic country tones that we all know and love” Zoe Deighton-Smythe - Maverick Magazine

“This album is a great relaxed and intimate live recording of the talented Lexie Green. An artist that I suspect will break through to the general public in no time.” Blues Magazine (Netherlands)

 

Ben Walker

"A fabulous, versatile guitarist" Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2, The Folk Show  

"Just floors me every time I hear it…his guitar playing is second to none."  Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3, The Late Junction  

 Stunning… from hauntology reminiscent of Gavin Bryers...to gorgeous duets... " The Guardian  

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include a booking fee.

Box Office & Bar open from 7pm

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