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Tim Eriksen: Hardcore Americana

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Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shapenote gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia.

He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto - a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on Soul of the January Hills (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, a new album of northern roots American music.

Don’t miss Tim’s FREE Shapenote Singing Workshop at 3pm!

"stark songs and breakneck picking" - New York Times
"among the world's finest folk practitioners" - Toronto Star
"one of the best voices in music" - T Bone Burnett

Tickets £10 / £5 available from the Great Yorkshire Fringe website.

If you are unable to afford tickets, please contact hannah@artsbarge.com to apply for a discretionary 50% discount.

Disabled Access  
Due to the ‘work in progress’ state of the Arts Barge at this year’s festival, we regret that wheelchair access down to the performance space is not possible.   

Through Riverside 2019 we aim to raise interest and funds to return in 2020 with full disabled access lift and toilet facilities. 

In the meantime, the gang-planks onto the barge are wide and wheelchair users are very welcome to enjoy the deck area. Our Riverside marquee (24th - 28th July) is free and accessible to all. Accessible toilet facilities in St. George’s Field car park, will be available during all Arts Barge Riverside Festival opening hours.

Later Event: July 23
Heaven's Gate