NEW RELEASE: SPIERS & BODEN - FALLOW GROUND
SPIERS & BODEN - FALLOW GROUND
Released CD/DL - 17/09/21Released LP - 10/12/21
After a weekend of beautiful sunshine and great music (we managed to get out for a first festival with Sam Sweeney band at Folk by the Oak), we’re feeling it’s time to share a bit of joy with you all and announce another upcoming Hudson release from none other than award winning Folk duo Spiers & Boden. The new record ‘Fallow Ground’ will be released on Hudson Records this September and is available to pre-order TODAY!
Pre-order Fallow Ground now on limited edition signed CD/CD/Digital (Released 17/09/21) and LP (Released 10/12/21)
By the time John Spiers & Jon Boden had hung up their highly regarded hats as the Spiers & Boden duo in 2014 they had earned a place in the hearts of the folk audience that few could rival. Described by The Guardian as ‘the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’, Spiers & Boden first rocketed onto the music scene in 2001, quickly winning a clutch of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and going on to take the folk scene by storm. John and Jon were also founding members of the pioneering and hugely successful folk big band Bellowhead, whose stellar career increasingly came to dominate their time.
Now, after exploring solo projects, the duo is back with a brand new 13 track album ‘Fallow Ground’ plus festival appearances and a 23 date UK tour (including the Spiers & Boden Festival at Cecil Sharp House, London on 9th October).
'I guess we were looking for songs during lockdown with a sense of fun and light relief. I realise that there are zero songs about death on this album, which is probably a first and may get us expelled from the English Folk Dance & Song Society. Yes, traditional songs with a joyous edge'. Jon Boden
Have you checked out the Hudson Club yet? Join our new community, access exclusive music, podcasts, videos and much more and help support a wonderful group of artists to continue to create brilliant music! There are monthly exclusives from Spiers & Boden, Karine Polwart, M G Boulter, Jenny Sturgeon, Sam Sweeney and along with full concert video streams, the entire Hudson catalogue, exclusive podcast and much more.
We are really pleased to announce that fellow founder of Hudson Records, Neil McSweeney, has recorded an acoustic EP for us featuring some of our favourite tracks of his, including the legendary 'London Road'. Neil is joined by the wonderful Sheffield artist and friend Mark Stoney, subscribe to the club and check out the new EP from July 30th!
As many of you are aware, we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Bellowhead Reassembled LPs. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to order the record yet we still have a handful of vinyl and signed artwork bundles remaining for pre-order.
This weekend we kicked off our first ever series of Hudson Unearth online masterclasses with a session from Jon Boden on ’Song Cycles & World Building'. The series covers a range of songwriting topics, hosted by various Hudson artists, and is open to anyone with some experience of songwriting. You can sign up for one or more of our masterclasses which we are offering on a ‘pay what you can’ basis. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore your songwriting, meet other musicians and dip into the creative world of Hudson Unearth. Thanks to Jenny Sturgeon and Lucy Farrell for curating the series. Sign up now!
Wishing you all a happy and safe summer. Watch out for more exciting new release announcements in the coming weeks!