Alasdair Roberts is a musician (primarily a guitarist and singer) who is based in Glasgow Scotland. He has worked with Drag City Records since 1997, firstly releasing three albums of self-written material under the name Appendix Out and then several albums under his own name, the most recent being A Wonder Working Stone by Alasdair Roberts & Friends (Drag City, 2013). He has also released music on labels such as Secretly Canadian, Galaxia and Stone Tape Recordings.
His work mainly consists of two parallel strands: self-written song material (which can be heard on albums such as Farewell Sorrow, The Amber Gatherers, Spoils and A Wonder Working Stone) and interpretations of traditional songs and ballads from Scotland and beyond (which can be heard on albums such as The Crook of My Arm, No Earthly Man and Too Long In This Condition).
September sees the release of Roberts' new album The Fiery Margin; "Further explorations of the timeless and infinite spirit of man courtesy of our man in Scotland, Alasdair Roberts, who plays his original numbers here accompanied by a band, whose acoustics are as lush or as sparse as they desire them to be. Alasdair's almost mystic ability to stand in the tradition and push forward into fresh territory continues to astound — a tale to be told in future times, as they all are."
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