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

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