|Sunday 19 November 2017 @ 02:00pm : -
Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim. The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with stunning musical arrangements and vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice.
Their critically acclaimed second album 'Night Hours' was released in December 2016 on Fellside Recordings. Described as 'exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted songs', it has cemented the duo’s reputation as two of the most exciting musicians and social commentators on the scene. They have played many festivals including Sidmouth Folk Festival, Shrewsbury, and FolkEast.
"To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists." ~ The Guardian
"Making common cause between antique songs and present circumstances is one of the grails of modern folk, one this young duo pull off impressively...Rousing stuff." ~ (The Observer)
On their Album "Night Hours"
"Determinedly forthright singing and empathetic arrangements give a compelling intensity and freshness…This, their second album, deserves to propel them substantially further into public consciousness." ~ fRoots - ★★★★★-
"Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs" ~ Folk Radio
"Every now and then an act jumps out at you and knocks you back. Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are fantastic musicians and have produced a cracking album, full of really terrific songs. You’re in for a treat." ~ Mike Harding