We leave you this weekend (or welcome the new week in if you’re reading this on Monday) dear readers with news of Robby Hecht & Caroline Spence who hit the UK for dates next week. The pair met while performing at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in 2013, and since then these two friends have “gotten into the habit” (as they say over there) of taking time off from their solo projects to write and sing together in their hometown of Nashville and on tour across the country.
After their two duet singles ‘Two People’ and ‘Parallel Lines’ were streamed rather a lot of times on Spotify, Robby and Caroline figured they were doing something right and decided to write and record a full album. Their new album ‘Two People’ is named in honor of the first song they released together, but the title is described as “really speaking more to the heart of the collection itself. All of the songs on Two People are about the endlessly beautiful and difficult task of joining your life with another’s. In the case of Spence and Hecht, the results are elegant harmonies and effortlessly human songs that cut right to the point.”
You can judge for yourself of course by catching them on one of their tour dates below, or Caroline is playing solo at End of the Road and Long Road festivals (“road” festivals are clearly a thing for her) on 1st and 8th September respectively. Or if you’re housebound or skinflint, why not enjoy a track from their Folk Alley session below.
Robby Hecht & Caroline Spence 2018 UK Dates
22 Aug: Birmingham: Kitchen Garden Café
23 Aug: York: The Crescent
24 Aug: Kirton in Lindsey: Townhall
25 Aug: Salford: Eagle Inn
26 Aug: High Wycombe: The Harrow
27 Aug: Newport: Le Pub
28 Aug: Bristol: Louisiana
29 Aug: Brighton: Komedia Studio
30 Aug: London: Green Note
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