ACOUSTIC heaven is promised by progressive folk guitarist and songwriter Henry Parker as he performs in Keighley with two support acts.

Serious Sam Barrett and Katie Spencer will open for Henry Parker as he launches his album Silent Spring at the Exchange on Russell Street on July 13.

Born in Barnsley and brought up in Addingham, Sam regularly tours the southern states of the USA, playing to Americans whose music and instruments are transformed to feature Yorkshire people and places.

One reviewer, Helen Toft, wrote: “Sam picked and bent his 12-string guitar and banjo, thrashed his battered acoustic, occasionally calling closer attention for one of his acapella folk songs which are all the more entrancing for being so unexpected.”

Katie Spencer is a progressive-folk singer songwriter and guitarist inspired by the people and her surroundings in the Yorkshire countryside.

She is said to write and perform exquisite songs with confident, gentle assurance, owing as much to her East Riding home as they do to the American greats.

Reviewer John Doyle praised Katie’s striking vocals and adept songwriting backed by evocative and complex acoustic guitar, saying “She draws on influences such as John Martyn, Roy Harper and Laura Marling.”

Expect reverb-laden acoustic guitar, powerful and original song writing and a voice like warm honey.

Henry will perform at the Exchange with his band, double bassist Augustin Bousfield and percussionist Brendan Bache.

Visit exchange to book tickets, which cost £7 each.