Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin - these days known as Edgelarks - have proved themselves one of the most captivating and innovative acoustic duos in the UK - winning the 'Best Duo' accolade at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and being nominated for the same title again in both 2016 and 2018. It's a class act built on Henry's much extolled musicianship, Martin's highly original songwriting and her deep, soulful voice.
The Devon duo have been making 'world music from the West Country' since 2010 through five acclaimed studio albums - Singing the Bones, Mynd, Watershed. the eponymous Edgelarks, the recently released Feathers, plus the 2014 live album Live in Calstock.
Edgelarks (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin)
Phillip plays slide guitar, dobro, harmonica, beatbox harmonica & chatturangui. He is a figurehead for the next generation of English slide guitarists. His virtuoso playing encompasses 360 degrees of influence. He has studied the Delta blues bottleneck for many years and has developed a touch reminiscent of Ry Cooder, while his astounding harmonica technique is inspired by Sonny Terry. Completing and complimenting this feast of music is Hannah, who is a fine fiddle and banjo player, as well as being a gifted vocalist and songwriter. Her interest in the traditional music scene around Devon (where she grew up) has led to a beautiful catalogue of songs that innovatively blend old traditions and new melodies.
See 5 tour dates featuring Edgelarks (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin)
Alstonefield Village Hall
- DE6 2FR