Beerjacket is the musical title of Glasgow alt-folk singer-songwriter, Peter Kelly. Since beginning Beerjacket in 2004, Kelly has shared the stage with many great musicians such as The National, Kristin Hersh, Feist, Arab Strap, Sean Lennon, Ron Sexsmith, St. Vincent, Mogwai, Rilo Kiley, Frightened Rabbit, British Sea Power, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Bat For Lashes, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Guillemots, Joan As Police Woman, Mark Eitzel and Tom Vek. The list is almost infinite but name your favourite musicians of the past twenty years and there’s a pretty good chance Beerjacket has opened for them…
Extensive TV, radio and press coverage followed the production of two studio albums, The White Feather Trail and Darling Darkness, recorded by long-time collaborator Stuart MacLeod and featuring vocals from Louise Connell (Reverieme) and Julia Doogan (Julia and the Doogans). A third studio record – Silver Cords – has recently been completed and will be released in the Summer.
“The new Elliott Smith” – Matt Berninger (The National)
“No matter how much music you listen to, you rarely stumble across a musical approach that does not wear its influences on its sleeve. These songs speak in their own language” – Kristin Hersh
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