Nu-Folk Hipsters Beth Jeans Houghton and Stornoway get Twisted for Feb 2010 UK Tour

Posted: 11th November 2009

Next February sees the continuation of the hugely-successful and well-received Twisted Folk tour and 2010 shows no sign of waning. Two exciting new folk acts have been confirmed for the tour which begins in Exeter at the city's Phoenix venue on Feb 8th 2010 and takes in 8 further stops until Birmingham's Glee Club hosts the closing night on the 17th.

Beth Jeans Houghton will continue her gradual up-coming by getting all Twisted. Just 19 years old, she has already reached a maturity having played with Tunng and Tinariwen, recorded music with Adam and Mike Lindsay (Tunng) and been courted (musically) by Bon Iver, Joanna Newsom and Vetiver. She was also a success at this year's Green Man festival and has been spending time getting her first album ready. This date will showcase her young talent and new songs. Don't miss her.

The other act on the bill is Stornoway who actually base themselves in, er, Oxford. They make gentle yet passionate pop-folk music which was highlighted on a recent Jools Holland show. New single "Unfaithful" is a strident piece of anthemic and soaring string-laden pop, released on download and limited 7".

This will be Twisted Folk's 4th outing - previously they have rounded up Howe Gelb, Vetiver, King Creosote, Tinariwen and Vashti Bunyan and their mission is to bring you the very best in something a little quirkier and 'out-there' than just sing-along strum-drum. Tickets cost £8 - £10 plus booking fee.

Paul Pledger