The Australian Review: Reviews: Simpson & Flemons, Hat Fitz & Cara, Bic Runga, AB Original

Some musicians share a rapport that promotes the belief they were predestined to perform together. Such is the case with the above triumvirate of duos. Englishman Martin Simpson, a notable revivalist who’s renowned for his ability as an acoustic finger-style guitarist, slide player, banjo picker and singer, has found the perfect partner in songster and multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons from Grammy Award-winning US band Carolina Chocolate Drops, with whom to continue his career-spanning examination of the shared history between British and American folk and blues. There’s nothing pretentious or pompous about this offering, despite the album’s grandiloquent official title. A hand-picked selection of archival songs from this transatlantic alliance — recorded live at various venues during an 2015 tour — is without artifice, with arrangements of uniform excellence that compliment both players. Read more here.



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