Before The Sun

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

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Format: CD

Cat No: SGR002

Release Date:  16 September 2016

Label:  Sungrazing Records

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0702038275169

Genres:  Folk  English Folk  

  • Description

    Charismatic English folk singer Hannah Sanders follows up her acclaimed debut 'Charms Against Sorrow' with an exquisite album of duets with dobro player, guitarist and singer Ben Savage (The Willows), recorded in Toronto with award-winning producer DAVID TRAVERS-SMITH (Wailin Jennys, Pharis & Jason Romero, Madison Violet). Recorded in duet over 10 days just as Ontario's winter snows gave way to spring sunshine, the album shares a moment and mood with the listener in a way that so few modern records are able. The pair move seamlessly between traditional, self-penned and cover songs; delicately exploring life, love, grief and death through a musical journey that feels perfectly of-a-piece. There is an almost musical soul-mate quality to the support Savage's singing and playing adds to Sanders' stunningly beautiful vocals, guitar and dulcimer work. Travers-Smith frames their special musical rapport within a delicately crafted soundscape reminiscent of his work with Ruth Moody, but with a clarity and intimacy one might more readily associate with Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings. The album features guest appearances on both sides of the pond including Jon Thorne (Lamb, Jon Smith), Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash), Jim Causley, Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts), Jade Rhiannon and Evan Carson (The Willows, Sam Kelly).

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Fall
      • 2. Come All Ye Fair & Tender Maids
      • 3. The Sun Is Gonna Rise
      • 4. What's It Tonight My Love?
      • 5. Lady Margaret
      • 6. Clayton Boone
      • 7. Deep Blue Sea
      • 8. Ribbons & Bows
      • 9. The Unquiet Grave
      • 10. Spanish Boots Of Spanish Leather