Jen Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter – The Scottish Situation
Jenn and Laura-Beth have just released their first long-player, Bound (September 2016) of traditional and contemporary folk styling featuring their dueling well-paired vocals, guitar, and mandolin. Shine, heard and seen here is featured on that LP along with 10 other tracks. Their bandcamp.com site will only get you a couple of tracks to sample-including this one, but a scouring of Youtube.com will get you a few more tracks to give you a feel for the rest of the LP. Shine is vaguely reminiscent of a track from years ago by Darol Anger and The Barbara Higbie Quintet called Near Northern. It has that same uplifting, fast-paced feel.
Both Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter have been a force in the Scottish folk-music scene for years. Coming together as a duo has been ongoing for several years but is set in stone here with the release of Bound.
You can find more information on the duo by visiting their web page or pick up Bound from their bandcamp.com site. Check out these two vibrant folksters now!