On a recent tour Chris Wood found himself eavesdropping on conversations from pound shops to tea rooms, army recruiting centres to hotel saunas, collecting the poetry of recession. His response is None The Wiser, a fourth solo album. And, not only ha...more
Singer and multi-insrumentalist, Gavin Davenport, spent his late teens and early twenties infiltrating the folk scene and encouraging people to buy him drinks in return for singing traditional songs culled from early Albion projects including Battle ...more
Ewan D. Rodgers was brought up in a small Yorkshire town, spent a year performing around Brighton and currently hangs his hat in London. Before venturing to the south Ewan was involved in the Leeds folk-music scene playing banjo for the ceilidh band ...more
Since becoming a finalist at the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2003 Emma Sweeney hasn't looked back. Now, with a hugely diverse repertoire and an abundance of live experience she was able to call on the cream of the roots world to assist her with P...more
Armed with laptops and instruments both traditional, and frankly weird, Solarference may be unorthodox but prove the flexibility of folk form in their own unique way. Since 2008, Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen, have been re-tuning audiences ears to wave...more
In their brief career as a duo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker have proved to be a formidable pairing, captivating audiences and exploring their innate talents in the studio. Both classically trained Josienne 's debut release 'One Light Is Gone' saw her...more
This column on Spiral Earth concentrates on the current and emerging artists that have caught our eye.
Dave Kushar has been writing for Spiral Earth since 2008, his tastes range from Billy Bragg to Fugazi.