Homegame 2009

James Yorkston

A native of Fife, James Yorkston was an integral early member of the Fence Collective whose reach across contemporary music continues to lengthen: King Creosote, The Aliens, KT Tunstall, The Beta Band. Yorkston is primarily a singer-songwriter, although he also tackles a variety of traditional songs, learned from singers such as Anne Briggs, Dick Gaughan, Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, Lal Waterson, John Strachan & Adrian Crowley. His quoted main influences are Anne Briggs, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Michael Hurley, Can, and the Malagasy D'Gary. Yorkston started out as bassist for punk band Miraclehead, who morphed into the band Huckleberry who recorded a number of independently released records.

Acoustic session at Homegame 09 - Part 1 (feat Adrian Crowley)

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  • Video 1 - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Grievance (Daniel Johnston cover)
  • Video 2 - Tortoise Regrets Hare

Your Comments

fruity jim
beautiful stuff, lovely atmosphere!

Perry Barnett
I think that he looks like Les Battersby.

Edward The Bear
Classic Fife blues.

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