Will Stratton’s work showcases a colorful imagination, sometimes playing guitar with intricate finger-picking hinting at John Fahey and Leo Kottke and always singing with an intimate, unpretentious voice.
Often compared to Nick Drake or described as functioning “under the wing of Sufjan Stevens” the 25 year old Stratton shouldn’t be pigeonholed — he’s evolving and growing too quickly.
“Will Stratton’s songs are beautiful and bracing, despite — or maybe because of — the abstract, ambitious goals that motivate him.” – NPR Music
“When listening to Stratton play, it’s obvious that this is a young man who truly understands proper folk history. His playing style has traces of Fahey and (especially) Kottke all over it, but it’s synthesized in a way that is modern, resonant, and surprisingly capable of also adhering to singer-songwriter tradition at the same time.
His 2010 Bandcamp-only release New Vanguard Blues shed away the studio excesses of No Wonder in favor of a stripped-down, voice-and-guitar approach, one that also put his six-string skills front and center, evoking as much atmosphere as it does outright awe.” – Pop Matters
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“Since the devil is gone I mostly feel lonely” presents WILL STRATTON
Wednesday, 04th June 2014 | 20:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin