Roman Candle Presents Jake Xerxus Fussell

Monday 17th October, 7.30PM.
£15 Adv.

Jake Xerxus Fussell
St Mary's ~ A Creative Space

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Roman Candle is delighted to welcome Jake Xerxes Fussell to St Mary's Creative Space, Chester. Special guest to be announced.


Monday 17th October. Tickets £15 advance from See Tickets.


Singer, guitarist, and folk music interpreter Jake Xerxes Fussell has distinguished himself as one of his generation's preeminent interpreters of traditional (and not so traditional) "folk" songs, a practice which he approaches with a refreshingly unfussy lack of nostalgia. By recontextualizing ancient vernacular songs and sources of the American South, he allows them to breathe and speak for themselves and for himself; he alternately inhabits them and allows them to inhabit him. In all his work, Fussell humanizes his material with his own curatorial and interpretive gifts, unmooring stories and melodies from their specific eras and origins and setting them adrift in our own waterways.

"... Fussell is the rare contemporary to approach folk in its pure form, shunning self-penned compositions about bummer relationships to concentrate on material handed down from bygone, hardened times." - The New Yorker

"Jake Xerxes Fussell is, to me, maybe the leading interpreter of American folk music right now..." - Ann Powers, NPR

"For Fussell a song is no older than the last time it was sung. His fourth album, Good and Green Again, is his most thoughtful, his most elogquent, and his most poignant explication of this idea." - Uncut

"He has the charm of the best bar raconteur, a storyteller who can sell fantastical yarns in a companionable way." - Mojo ****