About the tour
The experimental collaborative music trio includes James Yorkston, one of the most "influential singer/ songwriters on the Scottish folk scene”; Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit Lamb and Suhail Yusuf Khan, an award-winning sarangi player and classical singer from New Delhi.
The trio travelled across 4 cities in November 2016 to play shows and conducted music workshops with enthusiasts.
Watch this short video from their India tour below:
About Suhail Yusuf Khan:
Suhail plays the sarangi, an instrument he describes basically as an “Indian 'cello”. He comes from a rich musical background and within his family he is the eighth generation Sarangi player carrying on the tradition. Suhail descends from the Moradabad-Rampur and Senia Gharana of Miyaan Tansen. He is the grandson of renowned sarangi legend Padmabhushan and Padmashree awardee Ustad Sabri Khan and nephew of the sarangi genius Ustad Kamal Sabri.
About Jon Thorne:
Jon Thorne is an English double bassist and composer.
Musically Jon is self-taught and started playing at the age of 23. He studied and played jazz for a number of years and considers legendary British bassist Danny Thompson his bass mentor. Jon has also been strongly influenced on bass by Charles Mingus. Renowned as a passionate, energetic and highly skilled performer, Jon Thorne’s career as a double bassist has spanned a broad range of the musical spectrum.
About James Yorkston
James Yorkston has been releasing a series of much acclaimed albums since 2001 and has toured the UK, North America and Europe, building a loyal and dedicated following. A popular figure in the contemporary music world and integral member of the much lauded Fence Collective, his style shows a mastery of folk traditions, often drawing on traditional songs, which has seen him collaborate with such heritage artists as the Waterson family, Martin Carthy and the late Bert Jansch.
James Yorkston is a regular performer at music festivals such as Green Man, Latitude, Bestival and Meltdown.