There are fewer busier artists than Kerr who added the Radio 2 crown to a long list of accolades and achievements in recent times.
Part of the award winning folk ‘super group’ The Full English and a trio with Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting, Kerr is in high demand.
But it is in her own right as a singer-songwriter that she has really shone the brightest recently, gaining countless new fans in addition to those who have followed her career with partner James Fagan for the last two decades.
Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Kerr’s emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life.
Kerr is joined on stage by Tom Wright (Albion Band, Park Bench Social Club, Eliza Carthy), Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery), Greg Russell (The Tweed Project and duo with Ceiran Algar) and Tim Yates (Albion Band, Blackbeard’s Tea Party).
Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band play Middlesbrough Town Hall on Tuesday, November 17 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £12.
To book or for further information, call Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office on 01642 729 729 or book online at www.middlesbroughtownhallonline.co.uk