The charismatic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist found time at the beginning of the year, in between charging around the globe with Robert Plant and his band, the Sensational Space Shifters, to record his new studio album The Well Worn Path.
It’s a return to a no-nonsense, organic, classic folk-rock approach with hints of Fairport Convention, Neil Young, Nick Cave and Billy Bragg – plus Lakeman’s trademark foot-stomping, fiddle bow-shredding and soaring vocals.
Seth brought in top producer Ben Hillier and along with long-time collaborator Ben Nicholls on upright and electric bass, he was joined by new boys Kit Hawes on electric and acoustic guitar and drummer Evan Jenkins. One of the finest female folk voices Kathryn Roberts (Seth’s sister-in-law) also contributes sublime backing vocals to the album.
Wed 14/11/18 – Gloucester Guildhall
Fri 16/11/18 – Leeds Brudenell
Sun 18/11/18 – Cardiff Tramshed
Thurs 22/11/18 – Frome Cheese & Grain
Fri 23/11/18 – Leamington Assembly
Sat 24/11/18 – Falmouth Princess Pavillion