A Scottish folk musician with a literary bent and unconventional approach, singer/songwriter and author James Yorkston emerged out of Fife's burgeoning indie scene in the early 2000s as part of the Fence Collective, an eclectic but like-minded creative alliance that also included King Creosote, the Beta Band, and KT Tunstall among its ranks. Early appearances supporting U.K. folk icons like Bert Jansch and John Martyn led to a long-running contract with Domino, for which Yorkston produced career standouts like 2004's Just Beyond the River and 2008's When the Haar Rolls In. The following decade, his output became increasingly more cerebral in tone, with unique releases like 2014's Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society and a series of minimalist trio albums he recorded with English bassist Jon Thorne and Indian sarangi player Suhail ...
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