Musicians: Emily Druce (vocals/acoustic guitars),Steve Jones (vocals/acoustic guitars)Dave Bowie (bass), Chris Smyth (dobro/lap steel guitar), Adam Cox (drums, keyboard), Charlie Giordano (piano) and Sledgehammer Stan (drums)
".Excellent young roots duo, with a collection of affecting material" The Observer
Songs from the Silver Band Room reflects the rich mix of hot blues and country flavours Druce and Jones have been touring around the UK. The duo create a fresh acoustic sound, whether on arrangements of covers from the 30s and 40s or on their own strong original material. Covers on the album include songs by Champion Jack Dupree, Memphis Minnie and Lightnin' Hopkins.
The recordings were made in the Honley Silver Band Room and members of the silver band feature on the album, alongside a collection of talented musicians.
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been hailed as a rough cut
"A well-crafted, well-executed, many-faceted pleasure" Songbook
"Memorable, beautiful songs" City Life Manchester
"A fresh sounding milestone in the continuing developement of an already outstanding talent on the british acoustic blues scene" fROOTS
"The whole album oozes with talent. Check it out today." Flyin Shoes Review
"A mesmerising clutch of songs" John Van Der Kiste
"A hapy mix of blues, country and the odd spoonful of gospel" Folk on Tap
"Their debut duet album is a riot of fingerpicking hot licks and country-tinged songs with lyrics a mile away from the 'woke up this morning' cliches" The Big Issue in the North
"This is a pip.Emily Druce's third album, but first with guitarist, Steve Jones, shows that the blues is still a vibrant source of inspiration when approached with imagination" Maverick
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Musicians: Emily Druce (vocals/acoustic guitars), Kevin Willoughby (electric bass), Chris Smyth (dobro/lap steel guitar)
The combination of sensitive interpretations of blues classics and powerful new songs demonstrates Emily's musical development since her acclaimed debut album, The Guilt Trip.
New Day demonstrates a distinctive acoustic style that will appeal to admirers of blues and folk alike, crossing barriers to appeal to all who enjoy great songs, beautifully sung and arranged.
Emily wanted the album to remain as true to her live performances as possible. Apart from her own vocals and acoustic guitars, it features only the virtuoso electric bass playing of Kevin Willoughby (who has previously recorded with Jools Holland and Bonnie Tyler) and Chris Smyth's lovely dobro and lap steel work on four tracks. New Day was mixed and engineered by Skip McDonald (Sinead O'Connor's current producer).
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THE GUILT TRIP'
The release in Spring 2000 of Emily Druce's debut album, The Guilt Trip, brought glowing praise from Folk Roots magazine, BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding Show and many others, establishing her as one of the most promising new talents on the acoustic music scene. Since then, Emily has been playing regular live gigs and introducing new material, enhancing her reputation and impressing both new audiences and fellow musicians.
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