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Supported by Jinski
Lifelong couple, both romantic and musical, Alyssa and Doug Graham have been performing together since they were teenagers, but fully committed to embracing their duo-ness with the release of The Graham's debut, Riverman's Daughter, in 2013.
2014 saw them play over 100 shows in support of that album, including a three-week run in Australia, which culminated with a performance at the Sydney Blues and Roots festival. No strangers to the media they have appeared on Woodsongs, ABC TV and CBS Morning, and have been praised by American Songwriter, USA Today and the New York Times
With their sophomore album, Glory Bound, which was produced by Wes Sharon (John Fullbright, Parker Millsap) and will be released on 19 May this year, The Graham's are expanding their roots-based sound to include more propulsive and dynamic songs, as influenced by the speed and energy of their recent cross-country train travels, where the songs came together.
Concurrently, they will be releasing a live album and film, Rattle the Hocks, both produced and directed by Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, which chronicles their train-bound excursions and the influence of train travel on American roots music. Rattle the Hocks is a musical documentary that captures the historical relationship between the railroad and American roots music by following The Grahamsas they journey through America navigating the tracks, revisiting the places that inspired their predecessors and searching for the modern echo of older sounds. A trailer for the documentary is below.
Support comes from acclaimed Newcastle acoustic guitar roots duo Jinski. They are song writer Stephen Wegrzynskiand musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern.
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Walker Morris LLP.
Joanne Collumbine and Keith Gillespie; Noreen Kershaw;
Mark Potter; Ian Warburton.