Here’s one of those “the picture’s worth a thousand words” type moments. Land Of Sea is Chris And Thomas’ new record and it’s already getting tons of support from Nic Harcourt at KCRW. That means it’ll be a hit of minor proportions with the NPR crowd, and if you’re like me you generally follow that crowd (it’s either that or FOX News).
“Take These Thoughts” is from their upcoming debut release Land Of Sea. It’s been out in their home country (England) for over a year but is only now seeing release in the US through Defend Music. I guess the most interesting thing about this duu is how they appropriate our traditional folk instruments (banjo, mandolin, steel guitar) and add a slightly British feel to their otherwise southwestern roots music.
I’m also impressed with but have no time to properly cover Kate Walsh (also on Defend Music and also from the UK). Here’s her song “Your Song” from her June release Tim’s House.