Weds 2 Aug: PICA PICA ( Josienne Clarke & Samantha Whates ) plus special guest Adam Beattie & support from Sandtimer

Venue: The Green Note, Camden NW1 7AN Ph 020 7485 9899

Doors open 7.00 pm, nearest tube Camden, three mins walk.

Tickets £10.00 adv BUY NOW



New Roots presents Pica Pica, a brand new project from Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates

Josienne Clarke is best known for her work with guitarist/arranger Ben Walker, winners of BBC Radio 2’s Folk Award for Best Duo, 2015 and nominees again in 2017. Later thatyear she appeared in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good at The National Theatre, performing two of her compositions in the show. She and Walker have just released their third album on the internationally renowned Rough Trade label.

Samantha Whates‘ beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. Recent performances include Kings Place and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall. She recently released her debut Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM).

Alt-folk duo Sandtimer support with a short opening set a 8.15 pm. Placing a decisive emphasis on intricate guitar lines, close vocal harmonies and sparse, Appalachian-influenced arrangements, Sandtimer released Different Seas with Folkstock Records in 2015, followed by the independently released Mackerel at the end of 2016. Both releases received extensive airplay on BBC 6Music and BBC Introducing. As a performing duo, they have toured the UK acoustic circuit frequently and, in 2016, ventured to west Canada for their first tour abroad.

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