Featuring immaculate three part harmony, guitar, banjo, charring piano and xylophone, the Self Help Group create a gloriously rich sound that will put you in mind of Pentangle, Crosby Stills & Nash, Fleetwood Mac and Massive Attack, often in the same song. Their most recent album was described by the legendary Bob Harris on Radio 2 as ‘absolutely stunning’, and received a four star review from the influential Maverick Magazine
The Self Help Group onstage at 9.15 pm
A firm favourite of the Glad’s Sunday nigh sessions, Ned Roberts is a wonderfully accomplished folk musician with a style that sounds as though he’s been around forever. His delicately balanced Laurel Canyon-esque songs delivered with a beautifully poetic turn of phrase, exquisite musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility sit comfortably among the classics of the acoustic folk world.
Ned Roberts onstage at 8.15 pm
A favourite of BBC 6 Music in his previous musical incarnation, ‘The A Train’, James McKean and his band the Blueberry Moon specialize in splendidly epic melancholic country-soul vignettes supported by rich full band arrangements. They will be previewing songs from their forthcoming album ‘No Peace For The Wicked’.
James McKean onstage at 7.30 pm