James Yorkston, an artist not unfamiliar with the notion of collaboration, has opened the studio doors to a broad and brilliant selection of players on this his eighth studio album.
Produced by Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor in London's Livingston studio, it features KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail, Rob Smoughton, Fimber Bravo, and his long-term collaborators Jon Thorne and Emma Smith. The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society' finds James at his most personal and reflective following 2012's I Was A Cat From A Book.
What James and his collection of fine musicians have created is an album that connects the intimacy of his home-town life with the camaraderie of good friends. CRAWS flows with acceptance and relief, and is James' fullest body of work.
Tracklisting: Fellow Man / The Blues you Sang / Sweet Sweet / Guy Fawkes' Signature / Thinking about Kat / Feathers are Falling / Broken Wave (A blues for Doogie) / Red Fox / King of the Moles / Great Ghosts / Sleep On / Embers / Honey on Thigh / As Grey and as White / The Very, Very Best / You & Your Sister
James Yorkston Live:
24th August - Edinburgh Unbound Gig (Album Launch Party feat. James Yorkston/KT Tunstall/Pictish Trail + support)
26th August - Old Queens Head, London (Album Launch Party feat. James Yorkston/KT Tunstall/Pictish Trail + support from Rozi Plain)
25th September - Dingwalls, London (feat. James Yorkston/Alexis Taylor/KT Tunstall/The Pictish Trail/Jon Thorne/Emma Smith + support)
James Yorkston (duo shows with Jon Thorne on double bass):
7th October - Deaf Institute, Manchester
8th October - Fibbers, York
9th October - Bodega, Nottingham
10th October - The Harley, Sheffield
11th October - Arts Centre, Reading
12th October - Komedia, Brighton
13th October - Louisiana, Bristol
14th October - Leaf, Liverpool
James Yorkston solo:
28th October - Lemon Tree, Aberdeen