On Friday 7th July I played a great gig in Darlington, in the North of the UK.
The opening act was Jack Arthurs, a singer-songwriter who I’d not really listened to properly, despite being on the same label as me.
I was very happy that I caught his set, because he really is a great songwriter. His set-up was dead simple, just himself and an acoustic guitar in an open tuning. The songs themselves were evocative of the Northeast, inspired by trips to the coast and full of hooks and proper choruses, as well as great guitar playing.
Jack is really good. You should listen to him!