Pharis and Jason Romero, Kings Place Hall 2, London, 26th April 2019

The last time that they played London, some four years ago, it was at The Green Note, so the somewhat austere setting of Hall 2 at Kings Place is a sizeable step up in audience numbers for Pharis and Jason Romero, if something of a step down in cosiness and intimacy.  Not that this offered the duo any problem with forging audience communication – from the first bars of ‘Gambling Man‘ they pulled the room into their world of guitars, banjos and crystal clear vocals – that’s Pharis – and the timeless complementary strong baritone of her husband Jason.  Their sound is a blend of Old Timey tunes elevated by Pharis’ lyrics, some straight bluegrass and stone-cold country flecked folk. They also have a relatively new album ‘Sweet old religion‘ out, which perhaps plays up the guitar side their music a little and also forms a good portion of the two sets played on this night. Continue reading “Pharis and Jason Romero, Kings Place Hall 2, London, 26th April 2019”