Bonny Light Horseman + Sam Airey, The Lexington, London, 1st February 2020

 Remember when Mary Travers told Peter and Paul, “To hell with this, I’m through with this crap. Jerry gave me a call and I’m going to go sing with the Grateful Dead“?  Bonny Light Horseman surely do, and they brought that alternate reality to fruition in The Lexington for their first ever headlining gig in London. They are a side project band for Anais Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson (of Fruit Bats) and Josh Kaufman, supported by JT Bates on drums and Michael Libramento on bass. Their recently released album has been garnering rave reviews – deservedly – making this sold out gig in the intimate Lexington an unmissable prospect. Continue reading “Bonny Light Horseman + Sam Airey, The Lexington, London, 1st February 2020”

Bonny Light Horseman “Bright Morning Stars” – Listen

Bonny Light Horseman may have come together as a “folk supergroup” almost by accident but the combined talents of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson and Josh Kaufman’s, here augmented by Justin Vernon do not produce haunting new takes on traditional songs by chance. Continue reading “Bonny Light Horseman “Bright Morning Stars” – Listen”

Bonny Light Horseman “Deep In Love” – Listen

What a beautiful sound Bonny Light Horseman make – at times vintage American Folk, and at times striding fearlessly into Incredible String Band territory.  It comes from a deep love of British folk that infuses their upcoming eponymous album. But who are Bonny Light Horseman, and what is it that makes their music sound so ethereally beautiful and in-tune with the rhythms of the soul?  Well, two good questions. Continue reading “Bonny Light Horseman “Deep In Love” – Listen”