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Emma Tricca - 'Minor White' [CD]

Emma Tricca

Minor White


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Italian-born, London-based singer-songwriter Emma Tricca has had her life shaped by two key encounters with folk legends. While still only an apprentice songwriter just out of school she met John Renbourn when he played a solo show in Rome. After the gig Emma got the opportunity to play John one of her own songs - his approval gave her the confidence to start writing and gigging properly and they remain firm friends.

Given both her itchy feet and love of the Greenwich Village folk musicians, it was perhaps inevitable that Emma would make the pilgrimage to New York, living there and in Texas for a while before returning to the folk clubs of London.

In the summer of 2006 she was spotted playing at the Green Man festival in Wales by DJ and Finders Keepers/Twisted Nerve record boss Andy Votel and his partner, the singer-songwriter Jane Weaver. The meeting led Emma to be invited by Jane and Andy to play a night they were involved in as part of Jarvis Cocker 2007 Meltdown festival. Both her performance and her contribution to the attendant compilation album were critically acclaimed by the international press, leading to a full UK and European tour and dates supporting John Renbourn.

Recorded in Famous Times Studios and released on April 6th by Finders Keepers/Bird, Minor White is the perfect summation of Emma's story so far - a natural product of all those miles travelled and all those songs played. Indeed, the elegance and unvarnished charm of the songs here is only matched by the sense of well-travelled melancholy that reflects Emma's international upbringing. It's a truly timeless work, which means that these songs will endure as much as those that inspired Emma to pick up a guitar and start to sing in the first place.
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