We hope you had a great Christmas and your stockings were full of Hudson releases! What a year it's been here at Hudson Records, we launched the Hudson Club (Hi to all the new Subscribers), our own podcast series and our 'Non-Profit' Hudson Unearth. We were lucky enough to be supported by Arts Council England and there was also the small matter of releasing records from Bellowhead, Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan, Spiers & Boden, M G Boulter, Angrusori, Salt House, Jon Boden and many more.
We are always grateful for your support and interest, we will keep you posted on exciting new releases and activities in 2022 including our first live show promotions in Sheffield and releases from Sam Sweeney, Hannah Read & Michael Starkey, The Banwasi Collective, Lucy Farrell, The Furrow Collective and others.
So we thought we'd finish the year off with a bang with the announcement of another new release, this time from Sam Sweeney, check out the details below.
'Solo' is the first in a series of EPs from the wonderful Sam Sweeney, each will highlight a different member of the band who performed and recorded with Sam on his acclaimed album 'Unearth Repeat'. This first EP is simply 'Solo'.
'Solo' was recorded in September 2021 with long time collaborator Andy Bell at St Martin's church in Stoney Middleton in the Peak District. St Martin’s used to be Sam's practice room. He spent three very happy years living in Stoney Middleton and being able to pop across the road with his fiddle to play and swim in the glorious acoustic of the village’s octagonal church was a special thing. The tunes on this EP are, for the most part, the result of digging into old collections sent to Sam during the multiple lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.
'Not many positives came from being locked down, but unearthing these old melodies and moving into them provided me with such joy in an otherwise dark and musically lonely time.' Sam Sweeney
'Solo' is available digitally from Bandcamp and all other digital music providers, we hope we may be able to make the final collection of EPs available physically at some point.