Imelda May and Lisa O'Neill join Imagining Ireland at Barbican
15th Jan 2020
After opening for Kathy Mattea at Kings Place later this month, Roseanne Reid plays her first headline London show.
Trails — the debut album by the Scottish troubadour and eldest daughter of The Proclaimers' Craig Reid — announces the official arrival of a singular new voice in folk-roots music. It was recorded in Brooklyn with an A-team of players expertly corralled by the album's producer and an artist from fine musical stock of his own, Teddy Thompson.
Roseanne Reid's songs exude a quiet confidence and sparse authenticity that recalls some of the genre's leading lights such as Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams, but with a tone that belongs to Roseanne and no one else. No wonder, then, that Americana legend Steve Earle has not only adopted Reid as a personal cause, but makes a guest appearance on the album.
Support comes from singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Scott.
‘Delightfully Scottish and infectiously jolly, Matt Scott’s jangly singer songwriter anthem “All Out Of Sorts” is a fun indie-folk song that aurally pays homage to the likes of Springsteen and the Waterboys; except possibly even more Scottish than the latter’s Mike Scott’. (Reyt Good Music)
Roseanne and Matt play St Pancras Old Church on Wednesday 20 March