Glasswerk presents Ruarri Joseph, Cornish folker and singer songwriter is embarking on a UK tour, be sure to catch him on the 13th November at Studio2 Liverpool!
Ruarri Joseph returns this Autumn with a new album ‘Brother’ (Pip Productions). The record, Ruarri’s fourth studio album to date, is a record inspired and propelled by ideas of friendship, relationships and family.
Originally born in Edinburgh, the nomadic Joseph found his songwriting roots in the southwestern Pacific. A move to New Zealand, and the young Ruarri found himself coming of age in Dannevirke (population 6,000), an isolated, rural farming community.
At 17 Joseph packed his suitcase and moved back to the UK and settled in London, where he released his debut album ‘Tales Of Grime and Grit’ through Atlantic Records. Shortly after he quit Atlantic in favour of independence and so in 2008, he formed his own label ‘Pip Productions’ through which all his subsequent LPs have been released.
Inspired by Bob Dylan, the singer song-writer’s work has also earned him favourable comparisons to the chart-topping pop savvy sounds of Damian Rice and David Gray, artists which through no coincidence Joseph now shares management with.
“One of our best songwriters and lyricists” – The Times
“Dylan had he grown up in Cornwall” – NME
“A breath of fresh air” – Observer
“One of the UK’s top singer songwriters” – Seth Lakeman
“An intimacy somewhere between Bon Iver and Cat stevens” –Uncut