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James Yorkston was born on 1971 in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. Discover James Yorkston's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 49 years old?

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His ninth album, The Route to the Harmonium, recorded in the small Scottish fishing village of Cellardyke and co-produced by David Wrench, was released on 22 February 2019, via Domino to mostly positive reviews. Drowned In Sound commented that, "His music feels part of the scenery rather than derived from it. The softly picked and swept guitars spread their roots deep into his musical heritage, while the songs he sings tell tales that feel passed through the generations, even in their deeply personal nature." Meanwhile, The Skinny called it, "a captivating listen that demands your attention."


The trio went on to release two further critically-acclaimed albums, Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars (2017) and Navarasa: Nine Emotions (2020).


In 2016, Yorkston released the album Everything Sacred as part of a trio, with Jon Thorne (a double bass player best known for his work with electro outfit Lamb) and Suhail Yusuf Khan, an eighth generation Sarangi player from New Delhi, India, under the name Yorkston/Thorne/Khan. The unusual blend of musical influences prompted enthusiastic reviews, with Folk Radio UK observing, "There is a constant state of flux, a constant drip of influences from one to another that augments creative possibilities rather than diluting them. Yorkston, Thorne and Khan have taken advantage of these possibilities to create an album that bristles with inventiveness and skill, an album that is more than the sum of its already impressive parts."

In early 2016, Freight Books published Yorkston's debut novel, Three Craws. The tale of a failed artist returning home to Scotland from London, the book was praised by The Scotsman as being, "a subtle, insightful and occasionally very funny look at the way small rural communities can sometimes smother their own, pushing people away while simultaneously pulling them back, demanding success while at the same time secretly hoping for failure."


For Record Store Day 2015, Domino Records released a limited edition vinyl album entitled The Demonstrations of the Craws, featuring a compilation of demos from The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society and I Was a Cat from a Book. Yorkston also began running his folk club Tae Sup wi' a Fifer, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, featuring guests such as Martin Carthy, Alexis Taylor, Dick Gaughan, Richard Dawson, Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat, Karine Polwart, Lisa O'Neill, Steve Mason, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Malcolm Middleton, Ian McMillan, Ian Rankin, Horse McDonald and Phill Jupitus.


In August 2012, Domino Records released Yorkston's seventh album, I Was a Cat from a Book, which was co-produced by the Welsh singer David Wrench and features a guest appearance by Kathryn Williams. Among the generally positive reviews, The Line of Best Fit said, "Yorkston exposes and plays with his emotional connection to life around him, showing once again that he is able to put pen to paper in a way that his contemporaries can only dream of", while The Arts Desk praised "Yorkston’s well-crafted songs, swathed in atmospheric strings, and tinged with melancholy and mystery". The album debuted on the Official Record Store Chart at number 6.

On 3 November 2012, Doogie Paul, double-bassist of The Athletes, died of cancer aged 40. Yorkston wrote the song "Broken Wave (A Blues for Doogie)" in tribute to his friend , and this track would go on to feature on his next album, The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society. Released in August 2014, it was produced by Alexis Taylor of synth-pop band Hot Chip, and featured special guests KT Tunstall and The Pictish Trail, amongst others. Once again, the album received very good reviews, with the NME calling Yorkston, "one of the country's great songwriters", commenting: "His honesty, wry humour and rippling folk guitar are on peak form on his collaboration-focused eighth album."


In 2011, he collaborated with The Fruit Tree Foundation, appearing on its debut album, First Edition.

In March 2011 Yorkston's debut book, It's Lovely to be Here: The Touring Diaries of a Scottish Gent, launched Domino Records new publishing venture, the Domino Press. The website Goodreads called the book "a once-in-a-generation behind-the-scenes account of the music world seen from the eyes of a working singer-songwriter", while The Line of Best Fit called it "a charming and witty account of life on the road."


In August 2009, Yorkston collaborated with the band the Big Eyes Family Players on the album Folk Songs. As the title suggests, all of the tracks are traditional British and Irish folk songs (along with one from Galicia, Spain). Many of them are versions of songs recorded by singers in the 1960s British folk revival, such as Nic Jones, Anne Briggs and Shirley Collins. In 2012, the Big Eyes Family Players released a follow-up album entitled Folk Songs II on Static Caravan Recordings, featuring a variety of guest vocalists including Yorkston, Alasdair Roberts and Adrian Crowley.


Yorkston's fifth album, When the Haar Rolls In, was released through Domino Records on 1 September 2008. Guests included Norma Waterson, Mike Waterson, Marry Waterson and Oliver Knight. A special edition was released featuring an album of remixes and an album of James Yorkston covers by artists such as King Creosote, U.N.P.O.C. and Cathal Coughlan. Among the positive reviews, the website PopMatters called the album, "one of the most consistently compelling and beautiful records to be released in quite a while."


The follow-up, The Year of the Leopard (2006), was produced by Rustin Man, who had recently worked with Beth Gibbons (lead singer with the band Portishead) on their Out of Season record. The album was again well received by the press. Drowned in Sound said, "Yorkston’s voice is red-wine warm and perfectly at ease with itself, filling each track to the brim with understated honesty", while Alexis Petridis, writing in The Guardian, said, "this is music that slowly charms rather than immediately stuns you, taking time to work its way under your skin. Once there, however, its lovely, understated melodies, autumnal arrangements and warm, wry lyrics...are virtually impossible to shift." Later the same year, Yorkston was given the chance to play with Bert Jansch once more, this time in Paris. Yorkston also invited Martin Carthy to play and share a stage with him at London's Union Chapel on 24 May 2007.

Also in 2007, Domino Records released Roaring the Gospel, a collection of EP tracks, overseas releases and new songs, which led the NME to observe that "Yorkston has talent as deep as a mine shaft", while the BBC website said, "Yorkston and his Athletes bathe their songs with warmth, allowing them to nestle snugly in a lush bed of tenderly plucked acoustic guitars, sighing woodwind and gently wheezing accordion."

In October 2007, Yorkston was invited to work as Musical Director with Oliver Knight and the Waterson–Carthy clan for the BBC Electric Proms tribute to Lal Waterson. This was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 by the Mike Harding Show as well as being filmed. Alongside Waterson–Carthy, the acts involved included Alasdair Roberts, Kathryn Williams and Lisa Knapp. Yorkston's involvement with the Fence Collective continued: he has toured extensively with King Creosote and regularly contributed to the Fence Collective's Homegame mini-festivals featuring guest performances by artists such as The Concretes and Hot Chip. Yorkston also plays in the Fence Collective bands The 3 Craws, Pictish Trail and U.N.P.O.C..


By this time Yorkston had started to play solo gigs in Edinburgh, his debut supporting Bert Jansch in the Café Royal. Seeking more shows, Yorkston sent a copy of the single to John Martyn, asking him for a support slot on his forthcoming Edinburgh date, and Martyn responded by offering Yorkston all 31 dates on his tour. Subsequently he signed to Domino Records, recording music with a number of friends and associates credited as The Athletes. His debut album Moving Up Country, co-produced by Simon Raymonde of the Cocteau Twins, became Rough Trade Record Shops Album of the Year for 2002. In 2003 Yorkston played at the inaugural Green Man Festival.


James Yorkston (born James Patrick Yorkston Wright; 21 December 1971) is a Scottish folk musician, singer-songwriter and author from the village of Kingsbarns, Fife. He has been releasing music since 2001 - as a solo artist, with his backing band the Athletes, as part of the Fence Collective and as a member of the trio Yorkston/Thorne/Khan. He has also written fiction and non-fiction books.