The Devon duo played with the assurance of musicians who are thoroughly enjoying what they’re doing, and know they’re doing it well. The crowd seemed spellbound at times, and not surprisingly.
There were plenty of songs from their new album, Mynd. The inspiration for some of these tunes is wonderfully eclectic: from a female astronomer, to a nail makers’ strike, to the journalist Marie Colvin. These were interwoven with some of their established songs, such as Old Adam the Poacher.
The pair are definitely in the folk tradition, but certainly have their own way of bringing old songs alive and fashioning new ones. It’s not often you will find beat box harmonica and reggae mixed with traditional folk and beyond. The folk club crowd, who get to see some of the country’s best acts, seemed to embrace it wholeheartedly.
Phillip Henry’s dobro playing and harmonica ‘work’ was sensational. Hannah Martin’s vocals were captivating. If you get a chance to see them, make sure you do. They will not fail to impress.