Despite her delicate sound, Katherine Priddy is a young woman who means business.
The last 8 months have been a whirlwind for Birmingham-based Katherine Priddy, with long-awaited debut EP ‘Wolf’ championed by the BBC 2 Folk Show, BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson.
Priddy’s haunting vocals and distinctive finger picking guitar style are generating a buzz. Last year she walked away from her first performance at Cambridge Folk Festival with the Christian Raphael Award; a development award made to one gifted artist each year.
Original works are delivered with an emotional maturity, depth and a vulnerable tenderness that still carries a darker edge. Citing Nick Drake, John Martyn, and Imagined Village amongst her influences, her lyrics are particularly noteworthy – a tribute to her life-long love affair with literature and poetry.
“The best thing I’ve heard all year’ Richard Thompson in MOJO
Katherine Priddy appears on Sunday at Bristol Folk Festival. Book a Sunday Day ticket for the afternoon session featuring Belshazzar’s Feast, Greg Russell & Ciaran Alger and Katharine Priddy. The concert runs 2 pm – 5pm. For a weekend festival pass see www.bristolfolkfestival.org