RootsBase Presents: Findlay Napier w/ Donna Maciocia
Tue 18 Jun
Doors Open 6:30pm
Show Starts 7:30pm
There are many who find themselves described as stalwarts, some for the rugged determination
to keep slogging away and others because they contribute so much to stay actively involved on a whole range of levels, keeping sharp artistically and selflessly championing others who deserve attention.
Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene – thoroughly active and a truly energised with a heart-warming zing.
He made his name touring and recording with multi-award winning traditional Scottish folkband Back of the Moon. In his more recent projects “Queen Anne’s Revenge” and “The Bar Room Mountaineers” his song-writing took centre stage and was described by The Sunday Herald as “Genuine songcraft and wit following in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition”.
Findlay is also well known as the host of Celtic Connections’ Late Night Sessions and for his Hazy Recollections concert series which showcases the very best in new roots music.
His new album, VIP: Very Interesting Persons, contains ten songs about real life characters that have led very interesting lives. The album was co-written and produced by Boo Hewerdine and features performances from Admiral Fallow’s Louis Abbott, Gillian Frame, Roy Dodds, Hamish Napier and incredible Danish multi-instrumentalist Gustaf Ljunggren.
“Songcraft and wit in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition” — Sunday Herald
“Michael Marra meets Elvis Costello... Napier oozes class” — Folk Radio UK
“A beautiful amalgam of Scottish soul, funk and folk” — Irish American Times