Kathryn Joseph plus special guests

Monday 11 October, 2021

When Kathryn Joseph says that “listening to certain pieces of music can make you know the truth of everything,” she’s remembering one personal epiphany at a gig in 2016 that helped point her to the contented life she now lives, but the same can easily be said of her own music.

Intimate, fearlessly frank and with a fathoms-deep emotional resonance, Joseph’s highly individual expression was first heard on 2015’s Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled. The dark, mournful beauty of that debut – which addressed failed relationships and the death of her infant son – bagged her the Scottish Album of the Year award against stiff competition.

Following several collaborative projects in 2016, Joseph released From When I Wake The Want Is – 12 songs of an equally devastating, understated intensity in terms of her heavily rhythmic piano work, striking vocals and vivid lyrics, but with a newly muscular edge and textured depth.

Kathryn Joseph will return to Paisley, where she picked up her Scottish Album of the Year award at the prestigious ceremony in 2015, for a Spiegeltent performance on Monday 11 October.

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