You Never Were Much Of A Dancer
the welsh multi-instrumentalist delivers an incredibly accomplished set of solo acoustic pieces that stroll through a vast range of styles & moods, including finger picking, banjo & slide.
Hailing from Cardiff & now residing in Brighton, Raymond began playing guitar at the age of eight. In her own words: “Through those cheap compilation CDs you could get then, I found that a common influence amongst [artists like dylan & the velvet underground] was pre-war delta & country blues, as well as Appalachian music. Eventually I stumbled upon Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James & Roscoe Holcomb, & they became the holy trinity of musicians I so wanted to able to play like. Eventually, I tracked down a blues man in Cardiff who could teach me & it was in studying these guys that I was introduced to John Fahey & the whole American Primitive thing”.