Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth’s eighth studio album Ballads of the Broken Few is a stunning combination of his dynamic song writing and playing, produced by Ethan Johns and the sublime harmony vocals of emerging young female trio Wildwood Kin. He re-released the Top 20 album, with added bonus tracks around his performance at BBC Radio 2’s Festival in a Day at Hyde Park in September 2017.
Seth has been touring in the UK with Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, playing as part of Robert’s band and also open the shows with his own set. Seth will be joining Robert and the band in the US and Australia, plus at a number of other dates in 2018. Looking forward to the dates, Seth commented: “‘I’m honoured to be touring and performing with such a fantastic band and one of the world’s greatest music legends.”
Since the Mercury Prize nominated “Kitty Jay” (recorded in his kitchen for £300), the follow-up gold selling “Freedom Fields” and his last, highly acclaimed offering, “Word of Mouth”, a deft collection of mini musical biographies of colourful West Country characters, Seth Lakeman has relentlessly pushed his musical boundaries and those of folk and roots music. With ‘Ballads of the Broken Few’ Seth demonstrated yet again that, far from being complacent, he is constantly exploring new and bold musical paths. He is currently in the studio writing and recording a new album.