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Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, originally from Cardiff but now residing in Brighton, England. Gwenifer began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre. She has since been playing her own moody and often-times manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo around the UK and the US.
‘…a profound talent’ The Guardian
‘an immersive debut’ The Observer
‘…stunningly confident, in full possession of its art’ Uncut
‘…raw, virtuosic…’ Mojo
Andrew DR Abbott
'Postindustrial Northern Primitive' fingerpicked baritone acoustic guitar from Bradford. Recent release Live on Daisy Hill put out by Bloxham Tapes combines a series of instrumental compositions backed with field recordings of canals, reservoirs, bell towers and woods of former mill towns in the North of England.
"A minor 21st century folk masterpiece ... Abbott ignores the comfort of pure folk structures and bluesy scales, twisting his lush folk guitar into something brimming with potent pangs of a serrated kind of poetic discontent." (The Quietus)