James Yorkston is a Scottish folk musician. Yorkston is primarily a singer-songwriter, although he also tackles a variety of traditional songs,
learned from singers such as Anne Briggs, Dick Gaughan, Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, Lal Waterson, John Strachan, and Adrian Crowley. His
quoted main influences are Anne Briggs, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Michael Hurley, Can, and the Malagasy D'Gary.