Living Roots (USA) and Mary Webb at Cooee Arthouse
August 10, 2018
Aldinga, SA
Cooee Arthouse
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“Living Roots pre-dominantly ply a quiet, subtle British-style folk, delicate, ringing guitar picking a la Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Nick Drake, which quickly breaks into an American jazz-inflected swing blues, that is pure ’20s class. Meaghan Witri’s vocal harmony brings a lovely light to the proceedings, ringing out clear as a bronze bell over the smooth burr of Seamus Maynard’s cello tenor. These voices twining in thin air, over a barely there two-note guitar refrain, is just one momentary example of the joys that lie in store.” (No More Division)

“Equal parts steady harmonies and buoyant surprises, The Living Roots Trio’s first album delivers a musical evolution of spirit. The fluctuation between cleverness and earnest yearning mirrors the same internal arguments we have alone with ourselves, one minute we’re on top of the world and the next we’re spinning out of control. To All Things gives even time to both sentiments and the myriad worlds in between. The use of voice, guitar, trumpet and strings offer a way to hear our own thoughts. And beautiful sounding thoughts they are.” (Courtney Romano)