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Jake Xerxes Fussell

plus Glenn Kimpton & Paul Bradley

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A White man stands wearing a denim baseball hat and denim shirt in the shade.

Jake Xerxes Fussell recontextualizes the folk canon for the modern day. The singer and guitarist has become one of his generation’s foremost interpreters of folk and blues from the American South, imbuing the tracks with an emotive warmth and radiant charm.

Fussell’s latest album ‘Good and Green Again’ continues to delve into the folk legacy, this time fuelled by tales of loss and redemption. And it’s Fussell’s striking narrative prowess, coupled with his instrumental dexterity, that vividly transforms the songs and makes for a captivating live performance.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Standing event

Support from Glenn Kimpton & Paul Bradley

Age: 14+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19:00
Start time: 19:30

“Fussell is the rare contemporary to approach folk in its pure form, shunning self-penned compositions about bummer relationships to concentrate on material handed down from bygone, hardened times.”

The New Yorker


Glenn Kimpton & Paul Bradley

Glenn Kimpton is a Bristol-based fingerstyle guitarist and freelance writer who is also a regular contributor at Folk Radio UK. Paul Bradley is probably best known for alt-folk minimalists Three Cane Whale, a rightstrung lefthanded guitarist, bandleader and composer.

In 2021 they created a new partnership raga’merikana which comprises of meditative, improvised guitar music. The aim of the collaboration is to create space-in-music using acoustic steelstrung guitars as ambient instruments. Improvisation in simplicity, listening, near-emptiness.

Glenn Kimpton Bandcamp

raga’merikana Bandcamp



The venue

Strange Brew

Getting to the venue

Location: Strange Brew is located on Fairfax Street, a short distance from Broadmead Shopping Quarter (160m) and the west end of Castle Park (160m).

Address: Strange Brew, 10-12 Fairfax St, Bristol BS1 3DB


Bicycle racks can be found outside Strange Brew on Fairfax Street and Nelson Street. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

There is limited on street parking available outside the venue and paid parking available behind the venue at the NCP Car Park (All Saints Street).

Bristol Clean Air Zone

Strange Brew is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.


The closest bus stops are Nelson Street (100m) and Union Street (160m).

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Strange Brew is wheelchair accessible with step-free level access throughout. Lowered bar serving points and disabled access viewing areas are available


Accessible toilets are available.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are welcome in the venue.

Hearing Facility

There is no induction loop facility at this venue.


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