Peter Knight's Gigspanner
March 19, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Peter Knight's Gigspanner has been hailed by Songlines magazine as "another milestone in folk's rebirth of cool", although to classify these three virtuoso performers purely as folk musicians is to undersell them by a long chalk.
A bedrock of British traditional music is to be expected from Steeleye Span's erstwhile legendary fiddle player. But, Gigspanner's musical reach flirts with Eastern European, French, Cajun, African and even Aboriginal influences, transporting audiences on a "blistering pace of a musical world tour" (Folkcast), prompting Sir Terry Pratchett to write "Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow".
Peter has accrued a lifetimes worth of accolades across a career spanning two folk revivals. Martin Carthy, named Peter as one of his 'great teachers' during his acceptance speech (Lifetime Achievement Award) at the recent BBC Folk Awards.
Within Gigspanner, Peter's musicianship is further enhanced by the flawless playing of Roger Flack on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Congas and Djembe.
"The Trio co-create a depth of multi-textured melody that belies the pared-down instrumental line-up. Exceptional stuff, and not to be missed"
Noel Harvey, Acoustic Magazine
"Peter Knight has put together a tight trio with which to let his playing fly...Gigspanner produce music of intelligently crafted brilliance".
Andy Letcher, Songlines Magazine