Edinburgh scene stalwart and master of plaintive, witty outsider folk.
Postponed from 17/12/2021
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.
'He records like Billy Childish and mixes like the Blue Nile' Darren Hayman (Hefner)
'The UK's best lyricist' King Creosote
Support comes from Manchester trio Hot Shorts, who released their debut EP, Web Design, last year.
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