Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith to self release new studio album ‘Many a Thousand’

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After 7 years of developing and playing their own brand of folk music Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are endeavouring to produce their 3rd studio album  ‘Many a Thousand‘.

The guys have been busy writing, collecting, arranging and recording for a while now and recently enlisted the help of some incredible musicians to play on the album.Apparently, this was such a success that they are planning to take the whole band on tour with them when they launch the album through September and October.

Jimmy & Sid’s last album ‘Night Hours’ was widely acclaimed, particularly the duo’s ability to confront contemporary subject matter effectively in folk music. This third album develops this strength further whilst also tipping their hats to, and showing their respect for, the time honoured traditional material that underpins all that they do.

 

“To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware.The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists.” The Guardian

The guys are self releasing this album which means they need to pay for all the recording/production/administration costs upfront. To help recoup some of this money they are running a crowdfunding campaign where you can pre-order the new album and receive it weeks before the release date. There are a whole load of other rewards available for your support including your very own house concert. Take a look here –

Jimmy and Sid will be out and about this summer. You can catch them at Bude Folk Festival, Chester Folk Festival, Fire in the Mountain, Ely Folk Festival, Warwick Folk Festival, and Fieldview Festival.

They are then launching their album with a major UK tour, kicking off on 6 September at Kings Place, London. The album, Many a Thousand, is released 6 September.

Tour Dates

6 Sept  LONDON   King’s Place

7 Sept  BRIGHTON  TOY & MODEL MUSEUM

8 Sept  WINCHESTER HYDE TAVERN

9 Sept  BATH  CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE

13 September  STROUD Prince Albert

14 Sept  RUGBY  Sheep Dip House Concerts

15 Sept  WHITCHURCH  Talbot Theatre

16 Sept  LEEDS  Live at All Hallows

18 Sept  GLASGOW  The Glad Café

19 Sept  EDINBURGH House Concert

20 Sept  LANCASTER The Storey

22 Sept  CHARD  Chaffcombe Village Hall

23 Sept  BARNSTAPLE  St Anne’s Arts Centre

28 Sept WINGFIELD  Wingfield Barns

29 Sept  MILTON KEYNES  The Stables Theatre

30 Sept  BRISTOL  Bristol Folk House

02 Oct  BIRMINGHAM  Kitchen Garden Café

03 Oct  COTTINGHAM Cottingham Live

04 Oct  SHEFFIELD  Live at Sam’s

13 Oct  DERBY  Village Folk

17 OCT  PONTYCLUN  Llantrisant Folk Club

20 OCT  CHEPSTOW  Brockweir Events

26 Oct  NARBETH Span Ar

09 NOV  WOODBRIDGE Blaxhall Village Hall

14 NOV  ELY  Ely Folk Club

22 NOV LONDON Illuminate Rotherhithe

24 NOV COOKHAM, BERKS Holy Trinity Church

 

You can support their crowdfunding campaign here :

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jimmy-aldridge-sid-goldsmith-new-album-band#/

For more details visit http://www.jimmyandsidduo.com/