The Drystones

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The Drystones play a folktronica fusion that sees Alex Garden and Ford Collier’s trad instruments bent out of shape by Evan Carson’s pounding electro-percussion. From humble beginnings busking on the streets of Somerset, they have come to the fore of a generation of folk acts bringing a new energy to timeless traditions.

In 2021, they released Vulpus: an album that embraces a blend of trad folk with electronic music – the fire and energy of their fiddle and guitar integrated into a distinctly modern groove. The same year saw the founding duo of Alex and Ford team up with ‘percussion maestro’ (prog magazine) Evan Carson, and launch an Arts Council-funded mission to bring younger audiences to folk.

Having played Glastonbury Festival and with a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination under their belts, The Drystones know how to please a crowd. Whether you’re more at home in a crusty tavern or a sweaty disco, a Drystones show is the place for you.