Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, originally from Cardiff but now residing in Brighton, England. She began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre. Raymond has since been playing her own moody and often-times manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo around the UK. Her debut album, “You Never Were Much of a Dancer”, has just been released on the magnificent Tompkins Square label to universal acclaim.
Just back from a US tour and a live BBC Radio 3 session, the Fahey of the Fens will shred for your delight.