Singer - songwriter, instrumentalist and music producer, Hushman (AKA Ewan MacPherson) is a well respected figure on the UK folk scene. Known for his work with Indie-folk trio Salt House, Acid-Croft legends Shooglenifty and Nu-Nordic Quartet Fribo amongst others..
Ewan, a Liverpool born 'Anglo-Celt', grew up in Wales, studied at Paul McCartney's LIPA and is now resident in the Scottish Highlands,
his music often explores themes of nature and beauty versus the darker side of humanity and disbelief at our treatment of this planet and it’s inhabitants, within his song-writing you can find subtle political comment and sometimes a touch of magic in the everyday.
“…a lot of my songs work on a variety of different levels, I enjoy the ambiguous and abstract in lyrics which allow for personal interpretation and pondering. Sometimes there are detours within my songs which are bridged or tangled with a different overarching meaning or just a feeling. I worry about how many of us are forced to make our way in a society that is going in a direction we don’t really agree with. Finding myself trying to describe the feeling of disempowerment, and how the bad people hiding in rooms behind computers seem to be conspiring against us, I try to speak of strength in community and hope.”
He was nominated as Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2014 MG Alba Trad Music Awards and his last solo instrumental album Fetch! picked up a Songlines “Top of the World” recognition. But he has never really been interested in winning awards, getting enough reward from the “doing” of music, creation and performance, the joy of collaboration and amazing experiences touring as far as India, New Zealand, Malaysia, North America, Australia and throughout Europe.