A unique sound and style from this talented artist based in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales. Her music is an eclectic and contemporary tapestry of strands from various areas and styles. The hurdy-gurdy, Barb's feature instrument, lends a mediaeval feel, and guest players that include Linsey Pollak and Mal Webb, add a quality edge. Highly individual music that doesn't fit neatly into categories.
Brisbane duo Jeremiah is both traditional and contemporary. The music is comfortably familiar yet completely fresh, combining a respect for the past with a desire to say something new, continuing the best story-telling tradition of the singer-songwriter. Their sound is stripped back and intimate, making use of fiddle, accordion, mandolin and threadbare acoustic guitar. It's a kind of back verandah folk/country/roots music inspired by the likes of Gillian Welsh, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt.
The selection of music on this CD conveys well the sense of involvement and dedication that Ian brings to his music. This is another assured production from an artist who already has many CD releases to his credit. All of the tracks were recorded live in concert, and this immediacy and sharpness add to the sense of presence and vitality of his music. Listen to the sample track, here, and order the CD from our secure server.