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Katie Spencer - The Edge of the Land Tour

Raised in the East Yorkshire flatlands on the fringes of Hull, Katie Spencer's landscape has always been that of open skies and widening rivers. Industry still shapes the city here. The people, as with the land, are moulded by tides and stark horizons. Stands in the same place for long enough and you can watch the sun rise over the North Sea and then sink into crop fields, glowing auburn in late-summer sun. It is this sense of space and movement that flows through Katie Spencer's music.
The song writing, and most notably her guitar playing stems from a time when the steel-stringed instrument was truly finding its voice. Artists like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and perhaps most evidently Michael Chapman, flow into her sound, carrying with the warmth and idealism of the early 70s folk and song writer movements.
Katie Spencer's highly anticipated new album, The Edge of the Land (2022) follows her debut release, Weather Beaten (2019) which was praised for its unique song-craft, spell-binding musicianship and crystal sonic clarity, as sje brought together fans of music from a;; backgrounds and walks of life. Delicate and un-rushed, the ten songs on The Edge of the Land drift by like ships on the horizon, yet intimacy and introspection still remain.
The inclusivity found in her recorded works is the most apparent when on stage with a person connection and humour that allows the listener time to appreciate the emotion of the music. Her most historical gig list is extensive, taking in the world-renowned Celtic Connections and Cambridge Folk Festival, whilst performances with Danny Thompson and Alan Thomson have left audiences in awe of her confidence and craftsmanship.
As live music returns to our world, we can expect to see Katie Spencer where she belongs once more, eyes closed, in the moment performing.

Box office: 02392737370
Groundlings Theatre, 24 Kent Street, Portsmouth PO1 3BS
28th May 2022
Doors at 19:00 | Performance starts at 20:00
Tickets: £12.00
Groundlings Theatre 42 Kent Street Hampshire PO1 3BS
Sat 28 May
Contact telephone: 02392737370 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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