Latitude 2009

Countdown to Latitude...Elvis Perkins

ELVIS PERKINS

This LA native – the son of the late actor, Anthony “Norman Bates” Perkins – may tap the same talent pools as many other contemporary troubadours (Dylan, Tom Waits, Loudon Wainwright III), but his voice rather suggests that of a 1930s blues crooner whose soul is scarred by terrible loss.

Perkins’ debut LP is informed by both the death of his father from an AIDS-related illness and that of his mother nine year later in the 9/11 disaster, but despite its bleakness, “Ash Wednesday” is both rich in atmosphere and somehow oddly romantic. Latitude’s Uncut Arena on Saturday is a terrific chance to see what he’s made of, live.

Latitude takes place July 12 - 15 at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk.

All the info you need is available here from www.latitudefestival.co.uk


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