We hope this finds you warm and dry - it's certainly been quite a few weeks! Hopefully that's the worst of it over. It's actually almost felt a little bit like Spring over the past few days - even a few daffodils are beginning to put their heads above the parapet in our neck-of-the-woods! Here's to more good weather and that lovely summer they keep promising! :)
We had a great gig supporting the fabulous Blair Dunlop at Wessex Acoustic on Friday - for those that might not be aware - he won last year's Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. This Sunday, we're supporting the incredible Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin at Marnhull Acoustic Sessions. These guys have been nominated for Best Duo at this year's awards - which are taking place on Wednesday night (you can catch it online or on the Red Button). We've been listening to a few of their albums this week - and they really are superb. We'll be rooting for them!
So - it's a good couple of weeks for Ninebarrow support spots! On the horizon, we've also got a great headline gig coming up at Bournemouth Folk Club on the 9th March. With support from Jon's old man, Bob Whitley, and also Tim Wilkinson and Kadia - it's promising to be a really great evening. With the album launch not far away, we're going to play a few tunes from it - but we'll be using the show as an opportunity to showcase some new songs we've been working on through the Winter that don't appear on the album, as well as some old favourites. It'd be great to have your support - tickets are available from the BFC website or on the door at £6.
Talking of the album - it's all done! We've finished tinkering - and we've even put up a teaser track for people to have a listen to. It's got a snippet of each of the songs. Go and have a listen here - and don't forget to get your tickets for the launch from the Lighthouse Poole. Jon's sister, Sarah, is also hard at work creating another fantastic album sleeve for us. The sketches look amazing - and we know you're going to absolutely love what she's got planned. By the way - did you know you can download our other two CD sleeves as desktop backgrounds for your computer? Grab them for free here!
Well - that's about it for now! Hopefully see you at BFC on the 9th!
All the best,
Jon and Jay x