Interview: Sarah Jarosz (I’m With Her)

I’m With Her is a group consisting of Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins. All three are multi-instrumentalists and vocalists and have their own solo careers. After an impromptu performance together at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2014, they realised they had something special. Sharing many awards between them, including three Grammys, they have released … Continue reading “Interview: Sarah Jarosz (I’m With Her)”

Sarah Jarosz announces UK dates for 2017

Following a sold-out show at London’s Union Chapel last week, the first in a run of UK dates in support of her acclaimed Sugarhill Records release Undercurrent, Sarah Jarosz has announced new UK and Ireland tour dates for January and February 2017.  While the focus of 2016 was primarily on touring as a trio with … Continue reading “Sarah Jarosz announces UK dates for 2017”

Hannah Read “Way Out I’ll Wander” (Hudson, 2018)

This is a beautiful album. Beautifully written, beautifully played and sung, beautifully crafted. Hannah Read is one of those musicians who seem too gifted not to turn out perfection each time she records. This, her second album, is the follow up to her acclaimed 2012 debut ‘Wrapped In Lace’. Hannah Read was born and grew … Continue reading “Hannah Read “Way Out I’ll Wander” (Hudson, 2018)”

Brother Roy “Last Man Standing” (Independent, 2017)

Remember when intense singer-songwriter J. Tillman, still working the day shift as drummer with Fleet Foxes, had a musical and emotional epiphany and transformed into Father John Misty? After serving time in Phoebe Hunt’s band The Gatherers, and touring with the likes of Sarah Jarosz, it seems that Brother Roy underwent a similar conversion after … Continue reading “Brother Roy “Last Man Standing” (Independent, 2017)”

I’m With Her “See You Around” (Rounder Records, 2018)

I’m With Her are a folk trio made up of Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Aoife O’ Donovan (Crooked Still). Each artist has a fanbase following in their own right and can claim Grammy Awards, millions of Spotify listeners and a multitude of albums and musical projects between them.  Their musical heritage is apparent … Continue reading “I’m With Her “See You Around” (Rounder Records, 2018)”

I’m With Her, Bush Hall, London, 30th January 2018

In the intimate setting of Bush Hall, I’m With Her (Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins and Aoife O’Donovan) gathered around a single microphone; the only amplification used during the show, and opened their show with Little Lies from the EP of the same name. The attentive audience were immediately captivated by the haunting fiddle opening played … Continue reading “I’m With Her, Bush Hall, London, 30th January 2018”

I’m With Her announce debut album, and UK Tour

In these days of gloom – and we don’t just mean the early fall of night beneath skies heavy with cloud and portents of storms to come – it’s nice to be able to offer our dear readers the chance to find a new use for their Hilary Clinton merchandise.  Yup – if you’ve got … Continue reading “I’m With Her announce debut album, and UK Tour”

Dirty Dozen: Ian Roland & Simon Yapp

Ian Roland & Simon Yapp are a roots and Americana duo of 12 string guitar and fiddle, from Brighton, UK, with: “…more hooks than a long line fishing vessel.” Can you tell us about yourself? Where you’re from and what you’ve been up to over the past few years? My name is Ian Roland and I’m from Brighton, … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Ian Roland & Simon Yapp”