I Didn't Try Hard Enough - Kris Drever
We have been big fans of this gentleman for a while now. A superb singer-songwriter and vocalist, our LCM Featured artist today is Scottish born Kris Drever. One third of the excellent and multi-award-winning Lau. We have chosen one of our favourite songs from Kris' last album 'If Wishes Were Horses' released in March last year. It also celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter. It was his first solo album for six years. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is wonderful 'I Didn't Try Hard Enough' Enjoy :) https://youtu.be/VT61DOTJRQQ?list=FLvfeLgDEvtTVxS0YFysy-ew
If Wishes Were Horses is a collection of semi-biographical songs covering the universal, and not so universal, themes of education, politics, sex, love, ennui, self-employment, social migration and Shetland. Drever’s recent outpouring of songs stems from a move back to the Northern Isles, Shetland this time rather than his native Orkney and the discovery of new lyrical voices to describe his life, times and wild new surroundings.
Helping Kris realise the album are the renowned guitar genius Ian Carr, ace bassist Euan Burton and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott on drums and vocals.
Drever’s voice and guitar is a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.
Alongside the new material from If Wishes Were Horses, Kris will revisit old songs from across his back catalogue playing many outside of the recording studio for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting, on his Facebook page, old songs they would like to hear; Kris will then pick from those selections.