A native of Fife, James Yorkston was an integral early member of the Fence Collective whose reach across contemporary music continues to lengthen: King Creosote, The Aliens, KT Tunstall, The Beta Band and The Pictish Trail.
Yorkston is primarily a singer-songwriter, although he also tackles a variety of traditional songs, learned from singers such as Anne Briggs, Dick Gaughan, Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, Lal Waterson, John Strachan and Adrian Crowley. His quoted main influences are Anne Briggs, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Michael Hurley, Can and the Malagasy D'Gary.
James Yorkston is recently announced details of his new album, ‘The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society’, produced by Alexis Taylor, featuring KT Tunstall and The Pictish Trail, which is released in August 2014 through Domino.
Listen to new album track Fellow Man here: http://smarturl.it/FellowMan