Withered Hand set for Edge Festival show
Key player in Edinburgh alt.folk scene hits the Fringe
This article is from 2010.
This likeable oddball is a key player in Edinburgh’s alt.folk scene. Singer Dan Willson is a regular performer at Fence Record nights (and also pops up at this week’s Haarfest festival, see page 129) and counts Neil Pennycook (of Meursault) Bart Owl (from eagleowl) and Benedikt Hermannsson (aka Benni Hemm Hemm) amongst his showbiz pals. They’ve all collaborated at one time or another with Willson, who brings humour and tenderness to his dysfunctional folk-pop.
Electric Circus, 0844 499 9990, 16 Aug, 7pm, £10. Part of The Edge Festival.