It’s certainly been an energetic start to the year for everyone in the Good Honest Music camp.
Paul, Benji and Saul made a huge impression with the Faustus Antipodean tour in January, which took in Australia, Tasmania & New Zealand; “In a genre where tradition is ever debated, Faustus present an energized and exciting take on traditional folk music. They leave New Zealand the talk of the folk community, with calls for their return already begun.” (Auckland Folk Festival).
Have you discovered the (new) Old Songs Podcast by Jon Wilks? One of the recent episodes featured Paul Sartin and folk song ‘An Acre of Land’. Together Jon and his guests dive deep into trad folk geekery – the result is an informative delight. The podcast is available on Mixcloud – well worth a listen, the first 4 conversational gems were with Jackie Oates, Jim Moray and Ben Walker. You may have some catching up to do!
The new BK & The Excess album is out; “A dynamic & powerful roots-rock album for our age” (FATEA Record magazine) and Benji, Pete & Pete were chuffed to play songs from the album during a brilliant live session for Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music in February.
More news soon…