“An excellent debut album” –R2 magazine
“Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured” –fRoots 2016
“A hugely talented lass” – Mike Harding
The Georgia Shackleton Trio present this one-off collaborative Transatlantic Session, featuring Norwich’s own; Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, and US old-time duo; Hen’s Teeth. The evening will feature a set from each act, finishing with a collaborative big band performance with the three bands joining each other on stage.
Georgia Shackleton Trio
Featuring fiddle, mandolin and guitar, The Georgia Shackleton Trio performs a blend of Americana, folk and self-penned tunes and ‘wordy songs about other people’. Whilst instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, Georgia blends these with a distinctive regional twist from her native East Anglia. The trio sees her teaming up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi.
2016 saw GST performing main stage slots at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, and Folk East, as well as performing throughout Broadstairs Folk Week amongst many others.
Georgia Shackleton Trio website
Hen’s Teeth is a new duo featuring Jane Rothfield and Nathan Bontrager, two powerhouse and inventive American roots musicians who specialise in old time Appalachian music. They first met at the legendary Clifftop festival in West Virginia, where they spent hours exploring cello, fiddle, banjo and guitar combinations as the musical sparks flew! Hen’s Teeth make music that’s firmly rooted in tradition, combined with their own inventive and unique styles. Janie and Nathan both sing, and they each play fiddle, banjo and guitar too (not at the same time!). With the addition of Nathan’s cello, the instrumental and musical combinations are practically limitless!
This is American roots music at its most dynamic, full of power, soul, and whimsy.
Jane Rothfield website
Alden, Patterson and Dashwood
“It’s lovely stuff” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016
“Might be the best debut CD of the year!” – fROOTS Magazine 2016
Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. In 2016 they released their debut album, receiving great reviews…and have a great 2017 lined up ahead of them!
Alden Patterson and Dashwood website