Since the release of Crowley’s third record, ‘A Northern Country’ in 2004, he has been invited on a USA tour with Damon and Naomi (ex- Galaxie 500), has toured Spain and Portugal with Hood and toured extensively with James Yorkston in the UK and Ireland.
He has also shared the bill with Animal Collective, Jose Gonzalez, Fence Collective, Arab Strap, Howe Gelb, Badly Drawn Boy and some others. Crowley has had records released on BaDa Bing! in the USA and Misplaced Music in the UK.
A song from ‘When You Are Here You Are Family’, Adrian’s second album (recorded by Steve Albini in 2001) features on the new Rough Trade Shops compilation (singer songwriter 01) Adrian recently finished a UK tour with Adem and played at last year’s Homefires, Greenman Festival and the Homegame festival which is run by the Fence Collective with whom Adrian has formed a close relation.
Crowley’s fourth record will be released in the Spring and features the talents of James Yorkston among others.
Italian-born Queen of Folk Emma Tricca was first spotted by John Renbourn playing for pennies in Rome. Having subsequently toured with Lonnie Donegan, and shared stages with Carolyn Hester and Eric Anderson she’s now one of the most memorable performers in London Town. An exceptional finger-picking guitarist and a captivating singer; her voice moves from dark and strong to butterfly light, like a Joan Baez, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Janis Ian all-in-one. Plus she’s a brilliant songwriter – Helen Keen
The third Sacred Harp release is the beautiful debut from 25 year old Cornish songstrss Lucie Wren. At first listen her songs have an enchanting fragility with a forlorn end-of-summer feel, dig a little deeper and Lucie’s quiet calm and confidence reveal themselves. The lilting “A Wall, A Hole, A Daydream” adds Richie Crago’s fairytale piano to Lucie’s guitar and stunning voice, whilst the darker “How It Turns” is Lucie alone with the sparest of guitar parts, a little touch of Billie Holiday in her vocals and a lovely flute coda. Fans of Vashti Bunyan, Linda Perhacs, Julie Doiron or Tara Jane O’Neil should love this wonderful record. The single is limited to 500 copies only and comes housed in a beautiful silk-screened, letterpressed and diecut sleeve. – Picadilly Records