‘Yorkston has reached a state of grace that writers can spend for ever trying to attain: songs that sound not so much written as carefully retrieved from your own subconscious, played with an intuition bordering on telepathy. What more could you ask for?’    5/5 The Times

James came to the attention of Domino Records whilst he was supporting John Martyn on a 30 date tour of the UK & Ireland in 2001, a slot James had secured after sending a cassette to John’s management, asking for the Edinburgh support – only to be offered the whole tour. Since then, James has played all over world – touring North America with Beth Orton, Jonathan Richmond and Turin Brakes; and the UK and Europe / Scandinavia with Lambchop, Tindersticks, David Gray, King Creosote and Kathryn Williams – as well as one-off shows with Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy and countless others. James has also appeared at such festivals as The Greenman (where he has played every year), Glastonbury, Latitude, The Big Chill, End Of The Road, Bestival, Summer Sundae, Field Day, Accelerator, Homegame and many more.

He also runs his own concert series – Tae Sup W’ A Fifer – in his native Fife and has had two books published to date.

‘Every so often a record comes out of nowhere and astounds you with its brilliance’
NME

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October 2017: A song-writers’ circle tour with Kris Drever, James Yorkston and Withered Hand with all artists on stage throughout, swopping stories and collaborating on each other’s material. One-off dates and festivals throughout the year.

 

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