As we are at Sidmouth for the folk festival this week I thought it only right to choose a folk record.
I have gone with a new release from Ben Walker. Many of you will know Ben from his work with Josienne Clarke but he recently released his first solo album called Echo.
The highlight of the week for me was seeing Ben Walker play Afon live in the back room of the Bedford Hotel, this is the first track on the album and the guitar playing is exquisite. The album features guest singers and has been lovingly put together. In these crazy times there’s something reassuring about hearing someone play an acoustic instrument in such a beautiful way.
There is great description of the album here https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2019/07/ben-walker-echo/
The music is available on his website but is also on the streaming services. https://www.benwalkermusic.com/#music
If someone could provide links that would be great.