Stu Larsen Releases ‘Marigold (Raaysay Sessions)’; Out Now

October 30, 2021 BY Nettwerk



Marigold has been out for a year and a half now; it entered the world at the same time the pandemic shut down everything, and most of the planet entered some form of lockdown. During these quieter days, Stu Larsen spent a few months in a small cottage on The Isle of Raasay off the west coast of Scotland, surrounded by the coldest of winters – the days were for exploring every corner of the island, and the evenings spent with a whisky and a guitar by the fireplace.

Marigold: Raasay Sessions was born in this little cottage. These are rough and raw acoustic versions of each of the songs from Marigold, plus a new little lullaby called “Goodnight x.” You can sometimes hear the fire crackling in the background and the odd sheep passing by the front window too.

Also out now is a live radio performance from Deutschlandfunk recorded in August 2020. Selected tracks are available on all streaming services but head to YouTube for the full show plus interview sections. Larsen reminisces, “it’s strange to look back at this time and to hear my thoughts and see where I was just a few months into the pandemic. Some things have barely changed since then, but other things have changed dramatically, especially the information revealed around the 46-minute mark.”

Since leaving a day job 15 years ago, Stu has toured the globe numerous times, cultivating fans with concerts all around the world. As a result, fan favorites like “San Francisco” and “Thirteen Sad Farewells” have earned millions of streams across digital platforms. Documenting his travels through photos, Stu has lived numerous adventures, including an emergency appendectomy in Indonesia and being “embraced” by an “overly friendly” jaguar at a party in Mexico City.

2022 will see Stu hit the road again for a run of shows where he’ll finally be able to bring these songs from Marigold (and maybe a few new ones) to crowds across Europe. This will be Stu’s first full European tour since 2018 when he shared the stage with Japan’s harmonica virtuoso, Natsuki Kurai.

Tour Dates:

07 April – Whelan’s Upstairs – Dublin IE

10 April – Night N Day Cafe – Manchester UK

11 April – King Tut’s – Glasgow UK

13 April – Chalk – Brighton UK

14 April – Bush Hall – London UK

15 April – The Brook – Southampton UK

20 April – 1999 – Paris FR

22 April – La Nau – Barcelona ES

23 April – Moby Dick – Madrid ES

27 April – Biko – Milan IT

29 April – Papiersaal – Zurich CH

30 April – Raumbar – Solothurn CH

02 May – Im Wizemann Studio – Stuttgart DE

03 May – Hansa 39 – Munich DE

04 May – Chelsea – Vienna AT

05 May – Chapeau Rouge – Praque CZ

07 May – Bardzo Bardzo – Warsaw PO

09 May – Badehaus – Berlin DE

10 May – Nochtspeicer – Hamburg DE

12 May – Krosset – Oslo NO

14 May – Folk a Rock – Malmo SE

15 May – Ideal Bar – Copenhagen DK

17 May – Lutherse Kerk – Groningen NL

18 May – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam NL

19 May – Rotown – Rotterdam NL

20 May – Luxor – Cologne NL

21 May – Trix Bar – Antwerp BE


Track List:

We Got Struck By Lightning (Raaysay Sessions)
Hurricane (Raaysay Sessions)
Whisky & Blankets (Raaysay Sessions)
Wires Crossed (Raaysay Sessions)
Wide Awake & Dreaming (Raaysay Sessions)
Where Have All the Leaves Gone? (Raaysay Sessions)
Je Te Promets Demain (Raaysay Sessions)
My Love My Love (Raaysay Sessions)
Movement & Time (Raaysay Sessions)
The Loudest Voice (Raaysay Sessions)
Phone Call from My Lover (Raaysay Sessions)
Goodnight x (Raaysay Sessions)

Marigold (Raaysay Sessions) is available at all digital retailers. Click HERE: