Sun 8th Sep at 12:15pm
@ Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames
Walton Folk: Saskia Griffiths-Moore
"Saskia Griffiths-Moore is a young Brit-Country artist with an unusual take on life, increasingly known for her contemporary, cross genre songwriting which draws from Roots, Americana and Folk influences.
Often compared to Joan Baez, and Joni Mitchell for her clear vocals, Saskia enjoys performing year round on the acoustic circuit, on her own, and with her star-studded band. On this occasion, she brings her trio, featuring Riverhouse favourite Lukas Drinkwater (Jacob & Drinkwater, Emily Barker, Seth Lakeman) and Jack Cookson (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalist 2016).
In the last four years as a full time, international touring artist, her original sound has found her featured five times on Sky TV’s Folk Show (2017, 2018), and her latest recordings received both national wide BBC promotion, as well as garnering 4 and 5 star reviews in Maverick and RnR Magazine respectively. For her sins, she has been awarded Arts Council funding three times for these tours, and currently flaunts an endorsement from Steve Agnew Instruments in the form of an interesting looking, luthier-made, parlour guitar.
"We suspect that the main sticking point in ongoing Brexit negotiations, is, in fact, ?Brussels' insistence that we hand over Saskia Griffiths-Moore" The Folk Show, Sky TV
"The sound of a major artist" RnR Magazine *****
"Expertly crafted and expertly played" Maverick Magazine ****
"A super voice" Genevieve Tudor, BBC Radio Shropshire"
Info provided by the Event Organiser
Singer-Songwriter Saskia is a rising folk artist building her national profile she has featured on Johnny Coppin’s Acoustic Show on BBC Radio Gloucestershire and been number 1 in Bristol's folk charts.
Frequently compared to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy for her clear, enchanting tones, passionate and creative melodies and her perfect, natural sound, Saskia's original songs draw on the genre's of Americana, roots & darker folk music. They are at once thoughtful, mesmerizing and stunningly beautiful, delivered with humour and style.
She is an independent British Artist, and has sung to thousands of people in the last few months as she travels with her music. Saskia has become sought after in her local area and all over Gloucestershire and tours the folk & acoustic scene year round.
Saskia Griffiths-Moore tour dates