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Buskalaska

Norwich, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Norwich, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter

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"Buskalaska"

“A true singer-songwriter...if you like James Taylor, then you would enjoy this artist” - Paul Ruth, The Independent Music Scene


"A Leap of Faith Review"

“Mesmerising, with clever lyrics and trance-inducing instrumentation... Buskalaska’s own brand of folk has a very uplifting sound with positive messages.” - Painted Girl Records


Discography

'A Leap of Faith' - 2011

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Buskalaska is singer-songwriter Paul Thompson from Norfolk, England. He has been writing and performing since the age of 18, and has toured throughout the UK, Europe and New Zealand. Following in the rich tradition of wandering musical troubadours like Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and James Taylor who refined their craft on the open road, 2011 sees him embarking on a unique musical odyssey through the wilds of Alaska and Canada.

Paul is setting off on his epic journey on 27 May after being inspired during the writing of his exquisitely powerful new album ‘A Leap of Faith’ by the geese that travel thousands of miles from Alaska and Canada each year to his native Norfolk. Taking breaks from recording at his studio, a converted riding stables on the stunningly beautiful North-Norfolk coast, Paul would marvel at the journey the geese had made, and it was this that gave him the idea for his tour.

The journey begins in Anchorage, Alaska, and from there south to the towns of Girdwood and Homer, and a summer solstice folk festival in the remote community of Seldovia. Going North through awe-inspiring Denali National Park, Paul is performing in Talkeetna and Fairbanks, before a final house concert in Tok, where he has also been invited to perform on stage alongside Alaskan folk-singer Dave Stancliff.

Next stop is Dawson City in the Yukon, Canada. This exciting leg of the journey will take him towards the Arctic Circle, where the wild flowers of the tundra come into bloom in the brief summer months. Another place Paul plans to visit are the Queen Charlotte Isles (Haida Gwaii), with its wealth of First Nation culture hidden amongst one of the most unspoiled National Parks in Canada.

After this come the Rockies, with several performances at festivals, coffee houses, and a songwriter's circle in Red Deer, Alberta, with Canadian singer-songwriter Donna Durand. Finishing his tour in Calgary on 24th August, Paul estimates that he will have covered a distance of roughly 7,000 miles. His biggest ambition is that his guitar makes it home again safely in one piece, armed with enough songs for his next album!