Will Purdue is an alt-country singer-songwriter who takes inspiration from The National, REM and Leonard Cohen. His latest EP Call My Name is out now and features four alt-country tracks, including the recent single There’s Nothing Left To Be Said.
When the strings have that much soul, it’s almost hard to focus on anything else. Will Purdue’s voice could heal the sick and wake the dead; it will certainly make you stop in your tracks, that’s for sure. Purdue’s honest, confessional lyrics are at the heart of this song, tangling beautifully with the stripped-back production and instrumentation of an acoustic guitar, violin and pedal steel.
Will Purdue has performed at Celtic Connections Festival at Glasgow Concert Hall as well as other festivals including Byline, Kaya World Music, London Blues Fest (Reading Leg) and Always The Sun. He has supported two of his influences (Jessie Malin at Oxford o2 Academy and Dave McPherson of Inme at Central Studio Basingstoke), and hosted successful evenings himself at The Troubadour, Earls Court and The Half Moon, Putney.