Judith Owen to join Nell Bryden at Edinburgh gig

Following the release of eighth album Ebb & Flow, the completion of her own headline European tour and supporting the legendary Bryan Ferry on his latest UK tour, Judith Owen will be now joining Nell Bryden on her November 2015 UK Tour – which includes a stop off at Edinburgh’s The Caves on Wednesday, November 4.

Owen will be accompanied by legendary musician Leland Sklar, who has played on many of the landmark albums from the era; Carole King’s Tapestry, James Taylor’s Sweet Baby James, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, Jackson Browne’s Running On Empty and countless others. Sklar was recently featured in an article in Rolling Stone magazine celebrating his unsung contribution to musical history.

The Welsh singer recently completed a stretch of US shows, all of which were accompanied by Leland. The After Party Tour included dates in Portland, Los Angeles and New York City; now the pair are set for a very busy autumn in the UK and Europe.

Nell Bryden, a native New Yorker who had a fascinating career, comes to The Caves next month,
Nell Bryden, a native New Yorker who has had a fascinating career, comes to The Caves next month, where she’ll be joined by Judith Owen

Performing songs from the critically-acclaimed Ebb & Flow, the talented duo will visit venues throughout the UK on the Nell Bryden tour, across 9 dates. Commencing in Newcastle on November 3, Judith will bring her “amusing tales and bewitching tunes” (Record Collector) to captivate audiences.

Described as a “funny and fearless performer” by The New York Times, Owen will mesmerise viewers with her adaptation and interpretation of the 1970s musical spirit.

“The 1970s troubadour music of Laurel Canyon was absolutely beautiful. Their recordings were so magnificent,” explained Owen. “They were profoundly influential in my style and who I became as a singer songwriter.”

Owen has recently delivered her third single from Ebb & Flow in the form of the beautifully constructed Train Out of Hollywood. Based on her first experiences living in Los Angeles, the track showcases her inspiring song-writing talents about the people she encountered and their “desperation for success”- something of which she can relate to.

Judith Owen supporting Nell Bryden, The Caves, Niddry Street South, Edinburgh, Wednesday, November 4, 7.30pm, £15, 0131-557 8989