• Ben Walker

  • Sun, 21-07-2019 at 20:00
  • Acapela Studios
    Capel Horeb
    CF15 9QD Cardiff
Ben Walker - Acapela Studios - Cardiff

Ben Walker was recently hailed as ‘one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world’ by Total Guitar magazine. A BBC Folk Award winner, a versatile producer as well as a celebrated instrumentalist, he has a passion for putting old jewels in new settings, for bringing together traditional and contemporary music and for playing it like no-one else.With six critically acclaimed albums as a duo with singer/songwriter Josienne Clarke and more than fifty as a producer of other artists, Ben’s signature style as a composer and arranger has been sought after from punk to Proms. His music has been described as ‘thoughtful’ ( Guardian ), ‘deft’ ( Telegraph ) and even ‘legendary’ ( Morning Star ) and ‘obscenely good’ ( Fatea ).His first solo EP – The Fox on the Downs was released in 2018, showcasing his mastery of his instrument. Reviewers pronounced it ‘jaw-dropping’ ( Folk Radio UK ), and called for a solo album soon to follow.Ben has been developing a repertoire which is in equal part his characteristically virtuosic playing and a gently whimsical history lesson. He’s keen to share some lost treasures of our folk heritage alongside his compelling original compositions in this intimate instrumental set.