Katie Spencer

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Katie Spencer is one of UK folk’s most progressive singer-songwriters and guitarist. Artists like Joni Mitchell and Michael Chapman flow into her sound, carrying with them the warmth and idealism of the early 70’s folk and songwriter movements.

Raised in the East Yorkshire flatlands on the fringes of Hull, Katie Spencer’s landscape has always been that of open skies and widening rivers. The people, as with the land, are moulded by tides and stark horizons. It is this sense of space and movement that flows through her music.

Her historical gig list is extensive, taking in the world-renowned Celtic Connections and Cambridge Folk Festival, whilst performances with Danny Thompson have left audiences in awe of her confidence and craftsmanship.

“A world-class folk guitarist” – fRoots

“Katie’s guitar playing has echoes of my dear friend the late great Bert Jansch. Like a musical weaver she threads her poetic lyrics through the guitar’s strings and produces little tapestries of song.” – Ralph McTell

“Her articulate picking, with suggestions of folk and jazz, frames intelligently written songs and is the backbone to her music.” – Guitarist Magazine

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