Album review: Emily Barker – Sweet Kind Of Blue

“Sweet Kind of Blue is a journey of highs and lows infused with a warm Memphis vibe.”

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Emily Barker & Pete Roe

The “new, new, new, new songs” are smoky and bold. Different, to be sure. But that’s Emily Barker, the folk-pop-blues-soul-Americana-country-rock singer, for you. She’s never been one to rest on her laurels.

Applewood Road

“On a night of highlights, the first and last songs were exceptional. The set started with an cappella rendition of the song that started it all, Applewood Road, and ended with the beautifully bittersweet I’m Not Afraid Anymore on piano and guitar.”

Come Down and Meet The Folks – 20 Year Celebration

July 31, 2016 The Apple Tree, London On a balmy summer Sunday, the backstreets of Clerkenwell’s business district were deserted, save for one crowded pub. A community of musicians and music lovers gathered together to celebrate twenty years of Come Down and Meet The Folks. Back in the mid-90s, when the mainstream was ‘alternative,’ CDAMTF began…

Applewood Road

“…the live performance was indistinguishable from the recording, and just as beautiful.”

Gill Sandell

May 18, 2016 St Pancras Old Church, London Given the divine acoustics, artists tend to opt for an acoustic set at St Pancras Old Church.  Independent spirit Gill Sandell went completely the other way, harnessing and filling the cavernous space.  ‘Full band show’ was no exaggeration; at one point twelve talented musicians graced the stage! Sandell united band…

UnampliFire Festival

“Each folk singer or band at The UnampliFire Festival played at least twice on one of the five stages; three inside the deliciously dilapidated seventeenth century house, one around a camp fire and one in The Crane House, a shed overlooking the Thames.”