Cafe #9
, 2018

Tickets cost £11

Founder of the anti-folk movement.

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Lach is widely credited as being the founder of the anti-folk movement – a scene that has inspired artists such as Beck, Jeffrey Lewis, Regina Spektor and Laura Marling.

In the 1980s Lach travelled to Greenwich Village in New York, heading straight for Folk City, but found that his punk style was not welcome amongst the current group of traditional artists. He started his own underground club called The Fort, out of which grew anti-folk along with a dedicated group of followers. Since then Lach has toured the world, releasing 6 albums a book of poetry and hosting his own BBC Radio 4 show along the way.

Catch this musical pioneer in the cosy confines of Cafe #9 this January. 

Written by Tom Roper; December 22, 2017