Live at The Old Stables....
February 22nd - Josienne Clarke and Ed Donovan
British folk singer/songwriter Josienne Clarke uses understated guitar arrangements to convey a sense of longing, managing to pursue melancholy atmosphere whether backed by a chamber orchestra -- as seen in her time working alongside Ben Walker -- or as a solo artist. After issuing four albums with Walker, Clarke issued her debut solo effort, In All Weather, in 2019. Two years later she released her second album, the more indie rock-oriented A Small Unknowable Thing, and in 2023 she re-imagined some of her past works on Onliness.
Musically talented at a young age, Josienne was noticed by her music teachers as an exceptional vocalist, and they encouraged her to join Brighton Festival Choir when she was 16. She moved to London in the mid-2000s after pursuing, and abandoning, three separate classical music degrees. While attending numerous open-mike nights, Clarke met Ben Walker in 2009, and they decided to join forces to form Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker. They released four albums together, the latter two of which, 2016's Overnight and 2018's Seedlings All, came out on Rough Trade.
Wanting to get back to stripped-back folk music, Clarke stepped away from the duo and moved to Scotland. Having changed her surroundings, Clarke pursued a solo career and became a member of PicaPica alongside Samantha Whates, Adam Beattie, and Sonny Johns. Her debut solo album, 2019's In All Weather, also featured Johns, who was joined by experimental pianist Elliot Galvin, jazz drummer Dave Hamblett, and Scottish harpist Mary Ann Kennedy. In 2021 she released her second album, A Small Unknowable Thing, which included the defiant and sonically divergent single "Sit Out." Two years later, Clarke re-recorded and reclaimed songs from her back catalogue on the intimate Onliness.
An immensely talented artist that we are thrilled to be able to bring to The Old Stables.
Joining Josienne, support will be provided by Edd Donovan.
Doors open at 7.30 and the music will start at 8pm.