Kontra returns with Emma Black headline set

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The Kontra Roots Club returns after its summer break on Friday night with a headline show by Emma Black.

The singer songwriter learnt her craft busking the streets of European cities with a battered guitar.

Her songs sit somewhere in a musical genre between Gillian Welch, The Be Good Tanyas and Beth Orton.

With a big European and UK following, Black has opened for acts as diverse as The Fall, Hugh Masekela and Dr Feelgood, among others.

Her latest album, Swimming In The Moon, featuring some of the finest grassroots musicians around, is out now. Support is by Attila Vural, Fay Brotherhood and Lee Burns.

Vural is a virtuoso Swiss guitarist with music inspired by Latin American rhythms, old jazz and straightforward pop,

He plays six and 12-string guitars, and a special 14-string mixture between Mandolin and Dobro.

Fay Brotherhood and Lee Burns are an up-and-coming folk singer-songwriter duo from Coalville, Leicestershire.

Kontra is at Kennedy’s bar at The Tower Sports Ground, Irthlingborough Road, Finedon. Doors open at 8pm and admission is free.