JOSHUA BURNSIDE is an experimental folk artist based
in Belfast, and the most recent recipient of the Northern
Ireland Music Prize for his debut album 'EPHRATA', released
last year. The album was highly praised by the The Sunday
Times, Irish Times, State and The Thin Air as well receiving
huge support from BBC 6 Music DJ's Lauren Laverne, Tom
Ravenscroft, Guy Garvey, and BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart
and Huw Stephens.
EPHRATA has been praised for lyrics which blend local
history with surreal imagery and apocalyptic themes,
as well as the fusion of south american rhythms with
traditional Irish melodies and instrumentation.
James Spaite [US]
JAMES SPAITE is a San-Diego based young Tap Guitarist
and Alternative Acoustic Singer Songwriter. After a
successful début album tour across Europe, South
America, and the US, James will be touring his sophomore
album titled "RIVERSIDE" in July and August
2018, bringing unforgettable melodies and songs from
across the ocean. His musicianship includes having worked
with producers of The Tempations, Switchfoot, and Adam
James Spaite asks questions about doubt, love, death,
and what it means to live a life seeking goodness. "RIVERSIDE"
is an invitation into processing those questions together
through music. Expect a depth of maturity in both musicianship
and songwriting alongside rich, intricate craftsmanship
in guitar work.