As a drummer in a grunge band his life was transformed when he heard Kurt Cobain singing ‘In The Pines’ on Unplugged. Steeping himself in Leadbelly, Dylan, and Leonard Cohen, by the age of 20 he was an accomplished finger-picker, confident performer, and mature songwriter. Jaded Londoners didn’t know what had hit them when they first heard songs like ‘Paradise Lost (Heaven Found)’ and ‘Rhythm & Blues’, and saw this robust performer with a stage presence the Bob Dylan of two decades ago. During the last year he’s been known playing with members of the Magic Numbers, Tom Paley and BJ Cole.
His mini album CD can be bought at www.benjaminfolkethomas.com. It comes in a splendid gate-fold sleeve with a portrait photo by Annabel Vere and musical contributions from Graham Knight, Steve Brookes, Paul Cuddeford, and Ange Boxall.
“The young Swede's debut mini album captures the spirit of Greenwich Village circa 1965... A quietly convincing calling card” - Stewart Lee (Sunday Times)
“A new UK artist...you should check out is Benjamin Folke Thomas. If you like Nick Drake, John Martyn, Van Morrison, Blood On The Tracks Dylan, then you will love...” - Simon Raymonde (Bella Union Records)
“A great world-weariness in the vein of Jackson C Frank and Tim Hardin...if it was the 60s he would undoubtedly be on Elektra” - Nigel Cross (Founding Editor – Bucketfull Of Brains)
Contact: Nick West email@example.com