Stick in the Wheel, Johnny Campbell – The Crescent

Manifesto Events presents:
Stick In The Wheel
Johnny Campbell
The Crescent, York

Friday 23rd November, 7.30pm
Tickets are £13.50 in advance (more on the door) and available from the venue in person, from our friends at Earworm Records or online via See Tickets.

East London folk band Stick in the Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter. Their debut From Here (2015) was Roots magazine’s Album of the Year and a MOJO Folk Album of the Year, with four BBC Folk Award nominations since their inception in 2013. Known for Kearey’s fierce, authentic delivery, this is culturally and politically switched on music with its roots firmly embedded in the genre’s traditional, working-class heritage.

Their second album Follow Them True is out now. The songs within examine rituals and cycles, our inherent power to change ourselves and the world around us, the past repeating itself, ghosts and death, land and place, thieves and beggars. It continues to question the notion of what folk music is, and what it means in 2018. The new album expands the radical sound of their debut to include electronic and found sounds, yet at the same time remaining totally connected with the tradition.