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'Exciting, Intriguing and Very Intimate'

'Alex Roberts comes from the school of folk musicians that spawned John Martyn, Richard Thompson, Bert Jansch and arguably the young Tom Waits and that’s not too much of a stretch, trust me'

'Be prepared to be swept away'

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To say that Alex has many strings to his bow would be a metaphor forgiven for the fact that it helps to conjure his presence as a musical magician, in which any number of guitars seamlessly pop into set, beautifully played and adored. Almost totemic, each wood and strings take their part, whether it’s the finger-style acoustic guitar, lap-steel playing, or the Bouzouki, Alex plays with a sincerity borne of years of graft, craft, and a man who seems to straddle multiple time boundaries.

His lyrics offer a fusion of cultural and intercultural pertinence, generated by an acute appreciation for our earth and its ancestry, and a raw gift for storytelling. His musical oeuvre is enriched by his travels and immersive living experiences, the result is an oasis of mini ‘odysseys’ in which each song feels like it has been specially harvested for our appreciation. Through years of musical study together with an inimitable, intuitive flair for rhythm and the written word, Alex not only turns life into music, but enables us to see that music provides life with its heartbeat. He urges us to listen.

With titles bestowed upon him such as ‘the Bard of Dorset’ and ‘Hollowneck Troubadour’ (after his award winning use of the lap-steel guitar), nine studio albums released and clocking up to 150 shows a year, Alex continues to respond to his calling as a troubadour.

Alex Roberts - An Lanntair - Isle of Lewis - 24/04/19

Alex Roberts - An Lanntair - Isle of Lewis - 24/04/19

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