19 June, 2021
Sea Folk – Emily Barker
A new series of outdoor music gigs, brought to Weston by Loves Cafe in West Street.
Emily Barker is a multi award winning singer songwriter. Raised in a small town in Western Australia, Barker relocated to England in her 20s, where she began performing. “I had this constant question of whether or not I should go home, but music kept me here.”
She has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands including The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and Applewood Road (with whom she released a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, dubbed “flawless” by The Sunday Times).
As a performer, Barker is captivating and accomplished, with an adept understanding of audiences that finds her equally at home touring with punk troubadour Frank Turner, as she is with American multi Grammy winning musician Mary Chapin Carpenter.
On her most recent album, A Dark Murmuration of Words, UK folk singer Emily searches out the invisible connections that shape a rapidly shifting modern world. It’s a timely exploration of climate change, racism, sexism, and myths of economic progress through the lens of what it means to return “home”.
Described by Mojo as “An album of spare striking beauty”.
Emily will be performing at Birnbeck Promenade on June 19th as part of Loves Cafe ‘Sea Folk’ Series and you can buy tickets via their website.