Frank Fairfield

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Booking Info

Territory: Europe
Touring: August 2014
Agent: John
Links: official site

Biography

Frank Fairfield is a sensation, even if he is not letting off fire crackers or constantly uploading to YouTube. He is a banjo picker. A fiddle hummer. A song singer. The music he plays, creates, and performs is the music that carried all of us, from all over the world, to the place (wherever that place may be) we are now. He plays the American landscape, the one he himself sees and experiences. He goes about it with the only tools necessary, as any good craftsman would. A man not competing with time, only living in his own.

From California, USA, Frank sings tunes he has worked hard to collect from around the world as well as his own well-dusted ditties. His eclectic sets feature soaring hillbilly ballads, arcane rambling songs and murder ballads delivered in a reedy tenor with that irresistible American Primitive quality. He cut his teeth as a street performer in LA and has the raw intensity and quick-fingered technique to make your hairs stand on end.

Loved by many he has toured with Cass McCombs, Fleet Foxes, Charlie Parr and released on his own Pawn imprint plus Jack White‘s Third Man records and Tompkins Square. His latest touring adventures have seen him storming OFF Festival in Poland with fiddling accomplice Zac Sokolow, as well as embarking on a string of UK dates with Richard Dawson.

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Press Quotes

“A young Californian who sings and plays as someone who’s crawled out of the Virginia mountains carrying familiar songs that in his hands sound forgotten: broken lines, a dissonant drone, the fiddle or the banjo all percussion, every rising moment louder than the one before it.” – Greil Marcus

“One of America’s best conduits of antiquity” – Pitchfork

Tour Dates

18/06/15 Frank Fairfield in Dundalk, IE Spirit Store
19/06/15 Frank Fairfield in Dublin, IE Grand Social
25/06/15 Frank Fairfield in Middelburg, NL Kaffee t Hof Fee
27/06/15 Frank Fairfield in Rotterdam, NL Pijnacker Bluegrass Festival Fee
28/06/15 Frank Fairfield in Ottersum, NL Roepean
30/06/15 Frank Fairfield in Brighton, UK Prince Albert
01/07/15 Frank Fairfield in Bristol, UK Cafe Kino
02/07/15 Frank Fairfield in London, UK Cafe Oto
04/07/15 Frank Fairfield in Berlin, DE Down by The River Festival
07/07/15 Frank Fairfield in Dresden, DE Blue Note
08/07/15 Frank Fairfield in Erfurt, Germny, UK Franz Mehlholse
09/07/15 Frank Fairfield in Schorndorf, DE Manufaktur
10/07/15 Frank Fairfield in Offenbach, DE Hafen 2

 

 

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