HE IS Scotland's most acclaimed, and most prolific, contemporary singer-songwriter, a man who, the Mail On Sunday, said uses folk music "for its finest purpose: connecting the past to the present, and making both come alive in the moment of hearing".
Heis Fife's Kenny Anderson, better known as King Creosote, and he makes a welcome return to the Róisín Dubh this Sunday at 8pm.
Across a 20+ year career, Anderson has founded the micro indie label Fence, and through it released more than 50 albums, including his debut King Creosote CDR – a 1998 anthology of skewed-pop DIY recordings, entitled Queen of Brush County. In more recent years he has released albums via the prestigious Domino label, such as the collaboration with Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine, short-listed for 2011 Mercury Prize.
His most recent release is 2014's From Scotland With Love. The soundtrack to the documentary of the same name by Virginia Heath, it earned Anderson some of his greatest critical acclaim. The Independent said it was a "beautifully crafted demonstration of what can be achieved with a song and a strum"; The Sunday Times called it "more than just excellent songwriting. It’s a moving document, a tribute to a nation, its culture and history"; while The Scotsman declared it "as great a King Creosote album as you could wish for, a suitably diverse response to a sophisticated culture".
Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.