Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby
International Songwriters And Performers
Staggeringly good...truly magical guitar work, vocals to lift your heart and soul, with songs that are utterly unforgettable
Full details on the gigs page
July 2016: We got married!
Last Friday - 22nd July - Cathryn Craig became...
Our minister was The Right Reverend Phil Kaufman, RMD
(Road Mangler Deluxe) and we had about 20 guests that we've known for over 20 years, here in Nashville.
July 2016: live album and upcoming gigs
The last show of our spring tour took place at St Pancras Old Church in London and was recorded live. We are thrilled with the results of the recording and we're very happy to be releasing the project as an album on 1st August 2016 - see In Concert Saint Pancras Old Church for more detail.
This is a departure for us, as we have always preferred 'studio' to 'live' recording and we hope you like it!
We're looking forward to next month when you can catch up with us at Broadstairs Folk Week and Saltburn Folk Festival - see our gigs page for more information.
March 2016: New agent and great album reviews
We are delighted to announce we have a new agent. We are being represented by Dave Boardman of Doddnaze Artists & Event Management - see the Contact Us page for more detail of how to get in touch.
In America has been 'Album Of The Week' on Blues & Roots Radio, FATEA'S 'Along The Tracks' and in Ireland on Charlie McGettigan's Arts Programme on Shannonside Radio.
Colum Sands on BBC Ulster did a half hour programme on us featuring the album and we've had significant play on RTE by Niall Toner and on Dublin City FM by Noel Casey and Peter Grogan.
Several stations on the Blues & Roots network have given us regular airplay here in the UK, in Canada, the US and Australia. We often appear on Brian Player's 'Acoustic Cafe'
January 2016: New Album In America now officially released
We're proud to announce our latest CD 'In America', featuring some of our most personal songs, recorded in Nashville this summer. The digi-pack design includes a 12-page booklet, containing lyrics and brief backgrounds to the material. You can order the CD from the Albums page or from the In America page where you can also listen to soundbites.
The CD, or individual tracks is also available from iTunes and Amazon.
Cathryn Craig is from Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both performer and songwriter. She has sung with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein and Jorma Kaukonen.
Her great-grandfather Jacob Sowder was recorded by Cecil Sharp and is featured in Sharp’s book "English Folk Songs From The Southern Appalachians".
Brian Willoughby is well known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar, with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has also played with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, New World, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St.John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python.
Both have accompanied Nanci Griffith.
“They catch a mood that could produce goosebumps on sheet metal"
“Long live traditional music, even when it's only just been written”
“…sublime guitar work and one of the finest voices around”
Their “Alice’s Song” was an Aled Jones “highlight of the year” on BBC Radio 2.
Cathryn was Simon Mayo's star guest on BBC Radio 2Day, live from Nashville.
The Telegraph’s Martin Chilton named the duo as his “Folk Gig Pick” in 2015.
“In America” is the current album, recorded at TJ Tunes in Nashville
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