Singer songwriter at Barn

Acclaimed Canadian-American singer-songwriter Devon Sproule will perform at Woodend B­arn in Banchory on Friday 24 August at 8pm. Currently based in Austin, Texas, the singer-songwriter’s distinctive style of Americana incorporates shades of country, folk and jazz.

Born to hippie parents, Devon Sproule spent her childhood in a commune in rural Virginia. Before turning eighteen, she had recorded her first record and began touring nationally. Her third album, Upstate Songs, made it into Rolling Stone’s Top Albums of the Year and her first UK release, Keep Your Silver Shined landed her a spot on Later…with Jools Holland. Sproule’s newest album, I Love You, Go Easy (produced by Sandro Perri and featuring the experimental folk trio The Silt) was released in November 2011.

Devon Sproule will be supported by The Dead Man’s Waltz, four musicians from the Isle of Skye who are re-imagining their traditions into a style they call ‘folk-noir’. Using song and storytelling, their work describes a weird arc of destruction and menace through the history of the last century; a litany of small-town crimes and dark romances. From their inception they have worked across genres and disciplines, devising musical theatre pieces and collaborating with film-makers and visual artists.

Tickets will be £11, £9 conc. £5 u16 in advance + bf, £13, £11 conc. £5 u16 on the door + bf Tickets available from the Woodend Barn Box Office 01330 825431 or at www.woodendbarn.co.uk