Award-winning British singer-songwriter and guitarist Blair Dunlop.
Releasing two EPs in his teens, becoming a regular at folk festivals in both Britain and abroad, and touring as a solo artist laid the groundwork for the release of Blair’s debut album Blight & Blossom.
May 2014 saw the release of Blair’s second album House of Jacks, which more than lived up to that early promise; a collection of beautifully crafted songs influenced, but not confined, by his folk roots. Whereas Blight & Blossom was deliberately light in its production, on House of Jacks Blair’s trademark guitar styling became enriched with a broader palette of instruments to create a more contemporary sound and a very special record.
'An exciting glimpse of where "traditional" folk rock might go' ★★★★ Q Magazine
'An increasingly adventurous songwriter' The Guardian
'Fluent, lamentatory and accomplished' The Independent on Sunday
'The busy crowd . . . is testament to Dunlop’s talents. Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary. He’s determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction.' The Independent (live review)