Sunday 15.00  –

To wrap up another Music at the Crossroads we are excited to welcome the Mark Harrison Band

Established touring artist, all-original songs in a unique roots/blues/folk style, and now living in Chipping Norton.  “Last year we did a huge show at Berrybank Amphitheatre, and we have played twice at The Theatre Chipping Norton”.

Mark’s music is widely regarded as wholly individual and is well received by a wide variety of audiences. “With my band, I was recently the guest on Cerys Matthews’s BBC Radio 2 show and was chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Pick of the Week Show”. Described by the BBC as an artist who ‘makes you think afresh’ and by countless reviewers and audience members as ‘uplifting’ and ‘inspirational’. Generally considered to be unlike any other artist out there, the show involves humour and storytelling as well as memorable melodic songs on a variety of unusual topics that audiences relate to. Widely considered one of the top roots guitarists, with a very distinctive fingerpicking and slide style. Charles Benfield on double bass and Ben Welburn on drums/percussion form a fantastic rhythm section unlike any other and are hugely acclaimed by audiences.  They have been nominated multiple times in the UK Blues Awards (including 2023).

Mark tours extensively solo and with the band, playing excellent venues all over the country. “Among many other dates, we recently did a sold-out show at the wonderful Minack Theatre in Cornwall”. They have played at numerous top festivals of many kinds, including a sell-out headline concert at Celtic Connections, Lakefest, Bearded Theory, Great British Folk Festival, Jazz FM Love Supreme, and Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival. Mark has released seven albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US, the latest being the double album The Road To Liberty.


Here is a film of the band live at The Minack Theatre:


Here is a film of the band live on a festival Main Stage:


Here is a film of one of Mark’s songs, showcased at the Cannes Film Festival: