Vinyl LP pressing. 2012 release from the Scottish band. First strike is vocalist Anna Sheard who, ironic for a band with such a pedigree, has no past history performing. Rather, she was heard singing in her kitchen by friends and word spread. Sheard's voice is penetrating and steely, and will stun anyone whose affinity for Jaqui McShee (Pentangle), Shirley Collins or Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention, the Strawbs) carries deep roots. Sheard was enlisted by guitarist Jim McCulloch, who then formed a group befitting her abilities. McCulloch, best known for his work with Soup Dragons and BMX Bandits, recruited bassist Dave McGowan, and soon enough, the band expanded to a true ensemble, with guitarist Raymond McGinley (of the great, great Teenage Fan club) and drummer Stuart Kidd (previously in Stevie Jackson's band) joining. Harmony Springs was recorded in Norfolk and Glasgow, and features additional contributions by Teenage Fan club's Norman Blake, noted violinist John McCusker, the Bluebells' Dave McCluskey and Giant Sand's Peter Domberknowsky.
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