January 7, 2020
presented by ArsVitha & meakusmaSaturday February 29th will see performances by Welsh multi-instrumentalist Gwenifer Raymond and Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bridid Mae Power as part of our collaboration with Ars Vitha.
Gwenifer Raymond transposes her early punk and grunge influences into playing her own moody and often-times manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo. Brigid Mae Power paints her songs in dreamily expansive strokes, transporting earthly compositions into universal and exultant claims.
Gwenifer Raymond Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, originally from Cardiff but now residing in Brighton, England. Gwenifer began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre. Her 2018 debut album “You Were Never Much Of A Dancer” was hailed as an immersive tribute to the Delta and Appalachia at the same time, adding her own signature to the roiling and rhythmic traditional sound of American Primitive music.