Available from today online and available in (some) stores there is a full length cover feature on myself and Hidden Seam in October issue fRoots Magazine! They are also including 1 of the tracks from the album, Two Ravens (which features the guitar playing of the amazing Martin Carthy) in this months fRoots Radio podcast. Well aint that great.
I was asked by independant label SECOND LANGUAGE if I would like to contribute a track to a compiliation they put out called Music & Migration III. In aid of the conservation charity, Birdlife International, I thought this definately a worthy cause. This is the third and final instalment, previous contributors included Vashti Bunyan, Peter Broderick and English Folk singersongwriter Sharon Krauss.
I recorded a version of Lal Waterson's Fine Horseman. Its a beautiful song which I've wanted to record for years. With its refrain of 'Fine flying sparrow, fine fine horseman' I thought it particularly fitting for this project. The song to me contains a real darkness, majestic dreamlike imagery and I love singing it, it feels like dreaming to sing it.
The CD comes in beautifully designed card packaging which concertinas out as you open it!
For more information cliick on link http://www.secondlanguagemusic.com/SL025.html
Heavens above! I am thrilled and honoured to announce that www.folkradio.co.uk have made an Artist Of The Month of me... how privileged is that. A great review of Hidden Seam is included in their feature. A great place to find folk artists of many musical hues explore more here... http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2013/09/lisa-knapp-hidden-seam/
News is I have signed to Navigator Records for the release of my second album 'Hidden Seam'.
Its an album of totally original material and I was joined on the album by some of my favourite artists and musicians; Marry Waterson, Kathryn Williams, James Yorkston, Bellowheads' percussion genius Pete Flood and more.
The album was produced by uber producer Gerry Diver of Speech Project (also producer of Mercury Nominated 'Ground of Its Own' by Sam Lee)
As you can imagine, it's been a busy time getting ready for the release but we're all really looking forward to what is to come during the next year. September 16th is the 'official' release date but there is a limited autographed edition available to pre-order NOW.
All album artwork and photos by the magnificent David Angel.
More posts to follow...