Black Deer is like that kid showing off at school who always has the best stuff and today they’ve got one more (well a few more) thing(s) to brag about since they’ve announced the final names to their already fairly exciting line-up including Catherine McGrath, Wallis Bird, Colin Macleod, Josh Okeefe, Jeannine Barry, Keywest, Marc O’Reilly, Dan Clews, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Cattle & Cane and Carousel.
Colin Macleod will be bringing a taste of life on a British island to Eridge Park. Growing up on the Isle of Lewis, MacLeod alongside super-producer Ethan Johns, make music that does not let you forget where he comes from. The result is very reminiscent of what Bruce Springsteen would have sounded like if he had grown up in the fringes of Scotland, if you can imagine such a thing.
Waving the flag for folk-rock in this new announcement is Dan Clews. The British singer-songwriter was noticed by Sir George Martin who dubbed him “too great a talent to be ignored”, a fact that surprised no one after the release of his first solo album full of Beatlesque melodies, acoustic guitars and lyrics about love and longing. It received support from Radio 2’s Bob Harris and 2014 saw the Kent-born singer support his second album on as Glastonbury stage cementing his place in the industry.
Thomas Wynn & The Believers will be bringing their own brand of classic rock to Black Deer too – the 6 piece band from Orlando will be performing their new album ‘Wade Waist Deep’. Lead singer Thomas and sister Olivia Wynn will showcase their trademark duets, accompanied by grinding guitars and lyrics boasting hope for a better life.
Also joining the Black Deer festival is the critically acclaimed English group Cattle & Cane. The band that likes to keep it in the family is comprised of four Hammill siblings Joseph and Helen on vocals, Fran on guitar and Vim on Bass, as well as honorary family member Tom Chapman on drums. They will be bringing their fresh take on modern folk music.
Black Deer takes place from June 22nd – 24th at Eridge Park, Kent – tickets and full details over at their official site here.
FULL LIST OF NEW ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS
Catherine McGrath, Wallis Bird, Colin Macleod, Josh OKeefe, Keywest, The Graveltones, Dan Clews, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Jeannine Barry, Marc O’Reilly, Treetop Flyers, The Adelaides, Cattle & Cane, Bad Day Blues Band, Dana Immanuel And The Stolen Band, Johnny Cage And The Voodoogroove, Michael Baker, Up, Down, Go Machine, Carousel, Jamie Freeman, My Fine Companions, Devil’s Rope and The Orange Circus Band.