Kate Rusby is of the finest interpreters of traditional folk song and one of our most emotive original songwriters – melding old and new so you can barely see the join, Mercury Prize winner, Folk Singer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Original Song winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Inveterate Yorkshire Tea drinker. Freeman of Barnsley. Darling of British folk.
It seems impossible but 2017 will be a landmark year for Kate Rusby as she celebrates an incredible 25 years on the road. Still basking in the glow of the accolades for her 14th studio album, Life in a Paper Boat, she will continue to showcase tracks from the album alongside carefully selected much loved classics from her back catalogue spanning the 25 years.
Joining her on stage for this special evening at Storyhouse will be the fabulous British folk musicians who form her band, Damien O’Kane on guitar, electric tenor guitar and banjo, Duncan Lyall on double bass and Moog, Nick Cooke on diatonic accordion and Steve Byrnes on bouzouki and guitar.
The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise. Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit combined with the intuitive support of the band, ensures that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.
Kate Rusby’s appearance at Storyhouse is part of the new £37million arts complex’s inaugural autumn season of touring shows.
Storyhouse has welcomed thousands of visitors through its doors since it opened to the public in May. Created in the shell of the Grade II Listed Art Deco Odeon cinema building and a new glass, steel and brick extension, Storyhouse is already becoming a firm favourite with Chester residents and visitors alike, with thousands flocking to the Hunter Street venue to take a look inside for themselves.
Tickets for Kate Rusby’s night at Chester’s Storyhouse are priced at £25 with concessions available at £18. Tickets are available to purchase from the Box office on 0844 8157202 or online at www.storyhouse.com.