It’s a really busy week for live music in Sheffield and, as always, The Greystones has some interesting performers lined up.
On Friday (October 20), young Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter Adam Holmes and The Embers, featuring one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene, is half of a double bill.
He mixes traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and Americana.
Picking up a borrowed guitar for the first time at the age of 15 he straight away wrote his first song, I Can’t Be Right, for a lost first love, that has been played at concert halls and on radio stations all over the world.
Twice nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, his first three albums have also nominated for Scottish Album of the Year in 2014, 2017 and 2018.
The latest album Midnight Milk was recorded in one room in his Edinburgh flat, but came complete with full brass section, an 18-voice choir and a widescreen folk/soul/electronica production.
The other band are Baskery, a Swedish alternative Americana folk rock band, comprising sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. They are famed for their brilliant live shows as well as their exceptionally-crafted songs.
On Sunday, Lisa O’Neill, described as one of Ireland’s most original singer-songwriters, appears in a popular return following her appearance at the pub in the spring.
Her band includes Sheffield-born multi-instrumentalist Christophe Capewell, who has just appeared in the city with his band The Rubber Wellies.
Exciting exciting young folk/Americana singer, Emily Mae Winters, appears on Wednesday 24.
Emily was born in Birmingham but as a small child moved to Clonakilty in Ireland, where her love for folk music was influenced by di scovering the Celtic folk scene , adding in American influences alo ng the way.