JIMMY ALDRIDGE AND SID GOLDSMITH
LCM ARTISTS OF THE WEEK
- Artist: Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
- Genre: Folk
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- Discography: Let The Wind Blow High and Low (2014) Night Hours (2016) Many A Thousand (2018)
- Record Label: Ear Trumpet Music / Fellside Records
- Website: http://www.jimmyandsidduo.com/
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Agent: Alan Bearman Music email@example.com
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.
Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith have recorded their third album in the spring and will be performing at festivals throughout the summer (including Warwick, Ely, Fire in the Mountain, Bude and Chester). The new album is due to be launched at Kings Place, in London on September 6th.
"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)