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Lisa Redford - Another Place and Time

Written by  Lisa Redford
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Lisa Redford - Another Place and Time

This week I played at one of my favourite venues, The Bicycle Shop, as special guest for the incredibly talented rising folk star Kelly Oliver. Kelly is currently on tour promoting her second album ‘Bedlam’ which is coming out on March 6th on Folkstock Records. It was a really lovely evening.

I’ve also been preparing to release my brand new EP ‘Another Place and Time’ which embraces a lot of local talent and is going to be released on April 8th through Proper Distribution. It was recorded withJosé McGillof renowned local Americana band and festival favourites, The Vagaband and also features contributions from brilliant dobro player NoelDashwood.Both musicians also perform in the Jess Morgan Trio and have added some really lovely acoustic instrumentation, including dobro, double bass, percussion and ukulele.  

This week the tracks were mastered at Philosophers Barn Mastering. Run by experienced producer and classical music engineer Eric James, it was definitely exciting hearing the mastered versions of my release as the process really enhances final mixes of tracks, bringing clarity and warmth.

The next stage for me now is getting CD’s printed. Audiotree in Norwich, run by Nigel Harris, provide professional CD and DVD duplication, replication and vinyl pressing in short runs or larger orders which is really handy when as an artist you might just want a short run of CDs. They also offer graphic design. For my cover image, local photographer and film maker Claudia Taveira, who I’ve worked with on a few photo shoots and videos, has provided some of her stunning photography to the EP. It will be distributed through Proper Distribution, the UK’s biggest independent distributors, who have supported and distributed all of my releases and have a roster of some of the most respected artists within the world of folk, singer/songwriter, country and blues such as Richard Thompson, Gretchen Peters Joan Baez and multi Grammy award winners Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss.

As well as preparing my own release, I’ve also been assisting my talented student Breeze who is about to release a digital single on April 1st. It’s a song I’ve written called ‘Courage’ a really uplifting and anthemic heartfelt track which she sings beautifully. It’s hugely impressed Proper Distribution who are also going to distribute it and Breeze recently filmed a music video with Ipswich based photographer Brendan Taylor which will be premiered online very soon. 

 

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Now that we’re approaching spring there are so many great gigs and events coming up in the area. At Norwich Arts Centre is critically acclaimed folk-pop artist Emma-Lee Moss, more widely known as Emmy the Great, who will be performing on Tuesday 22nd March in support of her third album ‘Second Love’ out March 11th on the excellent Bella Union label. March 26th sees winners of the Next Big Thing in 2013, The Thinking Men, release their new EP.  Tilting Sky, who have included my music in their compilations, will be hosting. Also playing are the aforementioned The Vagaband.

Among the excellent gigs coming at the Bicycle Shop this month are Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman on March 8th. Described by The Independent as “English folk’s Buckingham-Nicks” and nominated for best duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, there will be a new 8 track EP ‘Saved for a Rainy Day’ exclusively available at live shows this spring. 

I’m a huge fan of New Order and Joy Division. Peter Hook, will be bringing his inimitable bass hooks, performing music from two albums I love ‘Low Life’ and ‘Brotherhood’ plus Joy Division material on March 11th. The following night roots band CC Smugglers are headlining in the studio. I’ve played the same stage as them at a festival in Surrey called Weyfest and they possess such infectious wonderful energy and impressive musicianship on stage, it’s easy to see why they’ve become major festival favourites. They will be supported by exciting local folk band Addisons Uncle. 

For news of my upcoming EP, gigs, music videos and teaching information, please take a look at www.lisaredford.com .

Kelly Oliver and Lisa Redford prior to their gig at The Bicycle Shop in Norwich 

Last modified on Wednesday, 02 January 2019 19:21

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