I don’t normally blog about other people’s blogs on here, but this is both an amusing review of Seth’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire gig (at which there were allegedly “exactly zero hipster douchebags”) and good general intro to Seth’s career post Mercury Prize nomination from back in the days when, the writer says, “I must still have been thinking that the award was still relevant and inspiring … because I watched the preview show, which featured Lakeman. I was blown away by his musicianship and haunting, resonant songs, many of which were arrangements of traditional English airs.”

Arguably all the better for not being an uncritical fanboy/girl, and definitely recommended if your love for “Handsome Seth Lakeman” is still in its infancy, or you’ve accidentally arrived here looking for something else and are now intrigued.

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