A set by American songwriter Zoe Mulford is like a small volume of short stories, alternately powerful and funny, beautifully crafted, and endlessly varied. Whether her starting-point is Franklin's doomed polar expedition or the neglected contents of her own refrigerator, her vivid storytelling and down-to-earth humor promise listeners an enjoyable journey. She backs her clear voice with guitar or claw-hammer banjo and draws on the traditional music of the US and the British Isles to make sense of the modern world.
This show marks the debut of Zoe's new acoustic trio.
Tom Fairbairn played fiddle and viola on Zoe's acclaimed album, "Bonfires" and has worked with numerous bands including Whapweasel and Pigeon English.
He and percussionist Sam McEvoy enliven Zoe's songs with the energy of traditional English music and vintage jazz.