Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby
August 2015: Exciting news!! New album coming soon...
We've been in Nashville, recording a new album with celebrated engineer / producer Thomm Jutz.
Thomm also played bass, mandola and guitar, alongside these brilliant musicians...
September 2015: Very Hopkin - An Evening Without Mary Hopkin
Three shows in early September we will be special guests, opening the show for Mary Hopkin's daughter, Jessica Lee Morgan before joining her on stage with Chris Thomas on bass and Simon Adams on percussion. Dates and venues on our Dates page.
Real World has been well-received by the press, with the latest review given 5 stars and an 'Editor's Pick' in Maverick Magazine. Several radio stations are playing tracks from it, with good feedback from listeners.
MAVERICK MAGAZINE - "Wonderfully sung songs by a sweet voiced lady, backed by equally exquisite acoustic guitar. If you love beautiful music you will fall in love again. I urge you to check it out." (5 stars & "Editor's Pick")
THE LIVING TRADITION - "Sheer perfection. The CD benefits from a simplicity of approach that allows the music to be timeless and placeless. Long live traditional music, even when it's only just been written."
FATEA - "This album succeeds in all departments, but what makes it stand out is the exceptional quality and strength of the songwriting. Come the end of 2013, this is sure to be on my list of albums of the year, no question."
NET RHYTHMS - "Each and every one of these songs embodies that delicately-crafted quality we associate with true masters of songwriting. Sublime!"
FOLKING.COM - "Combining lush, spiritual acoustic guitar with emotive, poignant vocals truly brings out the best in both artists' offerings. They remind all of us that life, for all its dips and curves, truly is as rich as we make it."
NORTHERN SKY - "With Cathryn's distinctive voice and Brian's intuitive guitar accompaniment, the songs are presented with no further embellishment, focusing on the essential part of each of their respective strengths and serving as an accurate record of the duo's live performance."
Rumours Of Rain
We have started promoting our 'Rumours of Rain' project again and Facebook readers have supported us strongly in this. Radio Warwickshire's Tamsin Rosewell has been very helpful... Tamsin Rosewell @autumnrosewell.
We still believe the recording 'has legs' and should be more appreciated, if only for its impressive international Folk Star line-up! Let's hope we can achieve our original goal, of collecting funds to help children injured in war zones.
We look forward to seeing our friends around the country in October, but meanwhile, enjoy the rest of the holiday season!
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