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