Grey Wolf is an acoustic Americana/old-time folk band from the Welsh Marches playing traditional instruments such as banjo, fiddle, guitar, dulcimer, mandolin and double bass alongside fine vocal and harmony singing. The band has headlined several of the prestigious UK’s Old Time American Music and Dance Festivals; has appeared on radio, at folk clubs, festivals, and music and literary venues throughout the UK.
Grey Wolf was born in 2010 when Jim Allen and Martin Thomas began playing as a duo blending their shared love of American old time music with British folk music. These two gifted multi instrumentalists were joined by a third some years later – the immensely talented Ben Walsh. The fourth member of the band, bass player Andy Offer joined them in 2021.
One of the highlights of Grey Wolf’s long career was playing a number of highly enjoyable gigs with Robert Plant. The Birmingham News said of Grey Wolf’s performance at the Kitchen Garden Cafe in Birmingham “There’s an equality to the group’s spread of sound, but each player is continually soloing-in-motion, rising up in turn, according to where the ears of the audience might alight at any one moment”.
Folk duo ‘Esme’ (Korda Roach & Maia Robert) will be busking in The Courtyard foyer before this show on vocals and guitar.