805520212991
4.99
Catalogue Number
805520212991
Release Date
6th May 2013
Format
CD
Genre
Rock/Pop
Label
The North Farm Sessions
1. Hares On The Mountain / 2. Song For A Sweetheart / 3. Benjamin Brown / 4. To The Boy / 5. Letters To Lenore / 6. Lullaby
Bittersweet, magical debut release from Hexham singer songwriter Jonny Kearney and his Kentish accomplice Lucy Farrell, produced by Adrian McNally from The Unthanks, recorded at the Northumberland home of Adrian McNally and Rachel Unthank, who both sing backing vocals on the record. Kitchen sink dramas and tales of the heart are played out with tender, quiet reserve on guitar, piano, fiddle, viola and saw, while Lucy's pure and graceful voice is the perfect foil to Jonny's melancholic tones. Similarly, the unlikely combination of Farrell's English folk upbringing and Kearney's American songbook background has resulted in a quality of songwriting that belongs to the Dylan/Thompson/Waits school, rather than the Myspace corridors of modern singer songwriting. "Their songwriting is heartbreaking and magical, enthralling and unexpected" Rachel Unthank
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