Withered Hand (Solo)

The Empire Bar

Withered Hand (Solo)

291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ

£12 adv. (STBF)

Doors - 7:30pm

Fri 17 May 2019

“The UK’s best lyricist” – King Creosote

“Killer melodies … wobbly folk grooves … tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm”
– Artist to Watch – Rolling Stone

“Beautifully constructed lyrical frameworks … on this banjo-tinged brand of Caledonian gospel”

Withered Hand is the nom de plume of Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson, who started writing songs almost ten years ago during a period of reflection following the birth of his first child and the death of a close friend. With a wayward tenor and unaffected charm onstage he has come to be celebrated in his adopted country and further afield as a songwriter and lyricist of rare wit and remarkable honesty. Alongside activity with his band, Dan is also a well-travelled solo musician with a cult following. 2014 saw the release of his strident second album ‘New Gods’ which propelled Withered Hand into the charts, featuring appearances by friends, luminaries and supporters from the Scottish music scene, from Belle & Sebastian to Frightened Rabbit to The Vaselines and beyond. 2017 heralded “Among Horses EP” – the result of a brief collaborative songwriting retreat in Spain, featuring three new Withered Hand songs, conceived and recorded on a farm in rural Catalonia.