About Gwenifer Raymond
Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist based in Brighton, England. Oscillating between the moody and the manic she plays original American Primitive instrumentals, drawn from the roots music of Mississippi and Appalachia.
Raymond 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.
She released her debut LP You Never Were Much Of A Dancer on Tompkins Square earlier this year to rapturous response. She has found herself equally embraced by fans of old-west and equally, by left field/experimental audiences.