Yesterday it was the Black Deer Festival we were reporting on. Today, it’s James Elk-ington. When will it all stop? Following his tour supporting Jeff Tweedy in January, Chicago-based English songwriter and guitarist Elkington is returning to the UK for a short but sweet headline tour in April. Elkington has toured, recorded, and/or collaborated with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Joan Shelley and most recently Tortoise, and his forthcoming debut ‘Wintres Woma’ was recorded at Wilco’s Loft, described as “baroquely detailed and beautifully constructed, featuring both his baritone vocals and some of Chicago’s finest musicians.”
He’ll be playing at Regather in Sheffield on 13 April, The Keep in Guildford on 14 April and at The Islington in London on Sunday 15 April, before heading to Europe for a string of dates. Basically if you live in the West part of England or anywhere else in the UK, James Elkington hates you. Dry those tears by listening to this from the new record below.