THE ARTRIX in Bromsgrove is offering a “fantastic folk foursome” for the autumn and a new folk season at the venue.

A spokesman said: “Artrix is bringing a season of new sounds to The Studio, combining the energy and passion of new folk music with the excitement and soul of other musical influences.

The programme of fantastic live music begins with John Blek in September, and he is billed as “an original folk songwriter and intriguing live performer”.

He comes to The Studio at The Artrix on Thursday September 5.

Next up is “multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and live-looper Duotone - otherwise known as Barney Morse-Brown”.

Duotone is a classically trained cellist with a taste for experimentation, notably in the fields of pop, electro and folk elements and this eclectic taste has been brought to the fore with albums such as A Life Reappearing.

He is known for his intricate arrangements and haunting melodies.

The spokesman said: “Duotone will performs an intimate gig in The Studio on Saturday October 5 October and later that month Artrix will welcome a bright new talent on the folk and acoustic scene.

“Singer and songwriter Jenny Sturgeon will appear on Friday October 18.”

According to a critic with R2 magazine, she is a musician “who brings together the old and new with a rare skill”.

Jenny’s music “is rich with imagery and her songs are bound together by common threads of folklore, nature and the connection people have with the wild”.

Finally for Folk Season 2019, Artrix will welcome modern indie-folk performer Joel Henderson, aka Poor Nameless Boy on Friday November 8.

As Mark Rheaume of CBC Radio siad: “Poor Nameless Boy actually has a name - it’s Joel Henderson. The man’s music bears a prime descriptor as well: classic folk/roots, Canadian-style. These warm and lovely songs need to be heard by a wider audience!”

To book tickets visit or call Box Office on 01527 577330.